Airtel Payments Bank on Thursday has appointed Anubrata Biswas as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
Anubrata Biswas fills the position lying vacant since end-December, when Shashi Arora had quit the post due to controversy around Aadhaar eKYC.
The company said Biswas will be responsible for driving Airtel Payments Bank’s mission of taking convenient and innovative digital banking services to the doorstep of every Indian.
Biswas has over 17 years experience in the banking sector. Prior to joining Airtel Payments Bank, he was the Joint General Manager and Retail Business Head – South India, for ICICI Bank, and was responsible for managing the retail banking business across over 550 branches of the bank.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University and a PGDBM from IIM-Ahmedabad.
Airtel Payments Bank was the first payments bank to start operations in India. It is a fully paperless and digital bank aiming to take convenient banking services closer to customers by leveraging a vast distribution network of over five-lakh banking points.