Inspirational Woman – Ranajana Kumar

Ranjana Kumar (born December 10, 1945) is an Indian banker who served as Vigilance Commissioner in Central Vigilance Commission and Chairperson of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). She had begun her banking career in 1966 as a probationary officer in Bank of India where she served in various positions. When the Government of India appointed her as the Chairperson and managing Director of the Indian Bank, she became the first woman to become head of a public sector bank in India.

She was also a Member, Governing Council, National Innovation Foundation, Ahmedabad. She had held very significant positions in her career including that as the Chairperson & Managing Director of Indian Bank, Chairperson of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Executive Director, holding concurrent charge as Chairman and Managing Director of Canara Bank and CEO of the US operations of the Bank of India based in New York. She regularly addresses managements of a cross section of public sector undertakings on various aspects concerning Management, Leadership, Issues relating to Human Resource Management etc. She is also on the Board of Coromandel International Limited, GVK Power & Infrastructure Limited, Vyome Biosciences Limited, Britannia Industries Limited, Rane Brake Lining Limited, Rainbow Hospitals Private Limited, International Asset Restructuring Company and International Paper APPM Limited. She is on the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur ,Uttarakhand and is also on the committee of the Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam.


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