He is also an Independent Director on the boards of a variety of multinationals, including Hindustan Unilever Limited, Tata Steel Limited, Tata Motors Limited and the non-executive Chairman of Greenko Energy Holdings, Mauritius, a leading Renewable Energy company and Aadhar Housing Finance Limited, which is one of the largest affordable housing finance companies in India.
He retired as the Chairman of State Bank Group, which includes State Bank of India (SBI), India’s largest commercial bank; five associate banks in India; five overseas banks; SBI Life, the country’s largest private life insurer; SBI Capital Markets, India’s leading investment bank; SBI Fund Management; and other subsidiaries spanning diverse activities, from general insurance to custodial services. Mr. Bhatt led SBI during challenging times. Under his leadership, SBI rose on the global list rankings of Fortune 500.
He was also Chairman of Indian Banks’ Association, the apex body of Indian banks and has served as India’s economic diplomacy as government’s nominee on the India-US CEO Forum, Indo-French CEO Forum and Indo-Russia CEO Forum, forging links with a cross section of the world’s business leaders.
Mr. Bhatt is a seasoned and thoughtful leader. He was nominated Banker of the Year by Business Standard and Indian of the Year for Business in 2007 by CNN-IBN.
Mr. O. P. Bhatt is a Science graduate with a post graduate in English Literature. He lives in Mumbai.