Mr. Nagesh Vaidya is a banker with over 30 years of rich experience as top executive in Canara Bank and Chairman of Kerala Gramin Bank, which is one of the largest Regional Rural Bank of the country. He has also served as a Director of NPCI.
He holds degrees in MA (Economics), MBA, MCA and is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (CAIIB). He started his banking career as a Probationary Officer in Canara Bank & has worked in almost all key segments of Banking in various capacities across wide geographical spread in the country and abroad.
Before joining Kerala Gramin Bank as Chairman, as head of Guwahati Circle of Canara Bank with operations in seven states of north east, he successfully steered it to become No. 1 Circle of the Bank.
He has held leadership roles in various departments/ segments and field leadership positions like Vertical head and Circle head. During his exemplary career, he has gained vast exposure in Branch Banking, Credit, Information Technology, Recovery, Risk Management, Financial Inclusion, Digital Banking, Retail Banking and Marketing.
Mr. Vaidya is member of Indian Institute of Banking and Finance and Computer Society of India. He was also a member of various committees formed by the Government of Kerala and NABARD on Agriculture and Priority Credit.
During his tenure as Chairman of the Bank, Kerala Gramin Bank received several awards from the IBA, PFRDA, NPCI etc,. The Bank was also adjudged as the Best Bank for Rural Development by SFBCK, received Micro Lending Award under Gold Category from ASSOCHAM and Global award from M/s Infosys for Process Innovation.
National / International Programs attended:
Leadership Development Program at XLRI, Jamshedpur
Executive Development Program at IIM, Lucknow
Business Strategy Program at Zurich, Switzerland
Agri Business Exposure Program at Montabour, Germany