South Asia


“Indian banks: Tremendous opportunities but even bigger challenges”


“Indian banks: Tremendous opportunities but even bigger challenges”

February 2011

(Part 2 of 4) Conversation with MV Nair, CEO, Union Bank of India, on – rise in alternative banking transactions as cost of IT is low – overseas expansion to support Indian corporations – legacy of largest nationalized retail bank in India


“Indian banks: Tremendous opportunities but even bigger challenges”


“Indian banks: Tremendous opportunities but even bigger challenges”

February 2011

(Part 3 of 4) Conversation with MV Nair, CEO, Union Bank of India, on – rise in alternative banking transactions as cost of IT is low – overseas expansion to support Indian corporations – legacy of largest nationalized retail bank in India


“Indian banks: Tremendous opportunities but even bigger challenges”


“Indian banks: Tremendous opportunities but even bigger challenges”

February 2011

(Part 4 of 4) Conversation with MV Nair, CEO, Union Bank of India, on – rise in alternative banking transactions as cost of IT is low – overseas expansion to support Indian corporations – legacy of largest nationalized retail bank in India


“Sri Lanka’s banks starved for capital post-war”


“Sri Lanka’s banks starved for capital post-war”

June 2010

Conversation with Rajendra Theagarajah, Managing Director and CEO, Hatton National Bank, on Sri Lankan banks’ need for capital post-war – a pan-Asian business model for remittances – leveraging ties with Indian banks – stimulating loan growth


“Sri Lanka’s banks starved for capital post-war”


“Sri Lanka’s banks starved for capital post-war”

June 2010

Conversation with Rajendra Theagarajah, Managing Director and CEO, Hatton National Bank, on Sri Lankan banks’ need for capital post-war– responding to the war torn country’s economic challenges– handling stress on banks’ key ratios going forward– privatisation of Sri Lanka’s banking sector


“Indian banks still lack scale”


“Indian banks still lack scale”

June 2010

Conversation with OP Bhatt, Chairman, State Bank of India on playing catch-up with privately-owned banks – raising capital – investing overseas – concerns over technology, staff and risk


“Bangladesh is now investment grade”


“Bangladesh is now investment grade”

May 2010

Conversation with K. Mahmood Sattar managing director & CEO at City Bank, Bangladesh- on the country getting its first sovereign rating– on the perception of the country – dependence on international aid –the resurgence of banking in Bangladesh– banks exploring rural markets


“ICICI chairman KV Kamath on leadership transition and accountability”


“ICICI chairman KV Kamath on leadership transition and accountability”

July 2009

(Part 2 of 4) Conversation with KV Kamath, Chairman, ICICI Bank, India
Succession planning – skills new CEOs need – accountibility