Shreekant M Bhandiwad has become the new Chairman of Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (KVGB), taking over the position from his predecessor. Prior to his appointment, Bhandiwad served as the head of the Patna circle of Canara Bank, and also gained experience working in the CMD’s Secretariat at the bank’s head office.
With a postgraduate degree in agriculture, Bhandiwad began his career as an Agricultural Extension Officer at Canara Bank’s rural branches. He also served as a consultant in the Agricultural Consultancy Services of Canara Bank’s Head Office. Having worked in Canara Bank for 29 years, Bhandiwad has gained experience working in different states such as Haryana, Rajasthan, Bihar, and Karnataka, holding various positions including branch in-charge, regional head, and circle head. In addition, he worked as the Deputy Managing Director of Canfin Homes Ltd for three years. Bhandiwad, a native of Dharwad, brings his wealth of experience to his new role as the Chairman of Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank.
P Gopikrishna, who previously served as the Chairman of Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank, has been repatriated to Canara Bank as the Circle Head in Bengaluru. During Gopikrishna’s tenure as Chairman, the bank’s business grew from ₹24,775 crore to ₹33,100 crore, according to a statement.
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