"Mr. O. P. Bhatt is a graduate in Science and a post graduate in English Literature. He has served as Chairman, 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. He is a Governor on the Board of Centre for Creative Leadershi, USA. He was nominated Banker of the Year by Business Standard and Indian of the Year for Business in 2007 by CNN-IBN."