Mr. R. Ravi Head - Content Dev. 29 Yrs. 29 Yrs.

Mr. Ravi is an experienced professional banker and in his 29 years of banking service with the State Bank Group has been exposed to a variety of banking operations and services. Having joined State Bank of Hyderabad as a probationary officer, he handled a variety of assignments involving operations, corporate credit, foreign exchange and NPA management. Having risen to the rank of Deputy General Manager, he opted for voluntary retirement from the bank so as to be able to share the wealth of his practical knowledge of banking operations obtained over a period of three decades. Presently he heads our academic team in Delhi and is also involved in development of content for various banking related programmes.


Mr. Ramakrishnan A Corporate Training Consultant 38 yrs 36 yrs

Mr Ramakrishnan has rich experience in Banking and related areas. After a brief stint with Reserve Bank of India, he joined the State Bank of India Group in 1974. After numerous promotions, he retired as Chief General Manager of State Bank of Mysore in 2010. He has held roles in Forex Dealing room operations, Integrated Treasury, Investments, Large Advances, Credit Appraisal, NPA Management, Industrial Rehabilitation and Branch Management. He brings into play high quality skills in Communication and Interpersonal interaction – coupled with a passion for Training. He joined the IFBI team in October 2010 and enables Corporate Training and related areas.


Mr. Kabaleeswaran V Academic Co-ordinator 32 Yrs. 32 Yrs.

With 32 years of banking service of which 14 years in IT development and implementation in a South based Public Sector Bank, he has held Managerial positions in functional areas. He is an experienced banking solutions implementer and trainer. He is part of our delivery team in Chennai.



Mr. Kamal Pradeep Vij Academic Co-ordinator 41 Yrs. 41 Yrs.

Mr. Vij is an experienced professional banker. During his career of four decades with State Bank of India, he was exposed to various nuances of banking, both in operational and administrative areas. Before retiring as General Manager, he handled various assignments including responsibilities in Mid Corporate/Retail/SME/Rural business development, Customers Acquisition/retention, technology implementation, man management, training and Inspection & Audit of branches.

He holds a law degree from Kurukshetra University, besides Diploma in Management Education Prog. from National Institute of Bank Management, Pune. He is Certified Associate Of Indian Institute of Bankers(CAIIB), Mumbai and AMFI certified advisor (Mutual Funds).

He also had the opportunity to experience various banking practices being followed abroad while extensively travelling across the globe.

Mr Vij has been with IFBI since 2008 and is based at IFBI Chandigarh .


Mr. Anup Dwivedy Senior Faculty 24 Yrs. 24 Yrs.

Mr Anup Dwivedy commenced his career as Management Trainee in Calcutta Port Trust before joining as a Probationary Officer in State Bank of India in the year 1983. After an experience of 24 years, he took Voluntary Retirement in 2007 after serving the Bank in various senior positions. During his banking career, he has worked in many departments like Corporate credit, Merchant Banking and Forex besides stints in Branch Banking. A keen learner, Mr Dwivedy has many qualifications. He has completed his MA in political science, Bachelor of Law (LLB) from Utkal University, Post Graduate Diploma in International Trade from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT, Delhi) and a Management Development Program from IIM, Calcutta. He is proficient in Banking, Financial Services and Core Banking Solutions.

Mr Dwivedy is with IFBI Bhubaneswar since 2007.


Mr. Avijit Roy Senior Faculty 22 Yrs. 20 Yrs.

He is a professional banker, having successfully completed CAIIB. He has been associated with a leading Chennai-based private sector bank between 1976 and 1988. During this time he has attended a programme on ‘Portfolio Management in banks’ at bankers’ training college, Mumbai. He has had extensive exposure in branch banking and also macro level functions such as inspection & audit, investment & treasury operations and planning & development.

Between 1989 and 1995 he has been associated with the capital & debt markets and merchant banking. From 1996, he was associated with a leading financial services firm as a Zonal Manager responsible for HR, operations, marketing and profitability.

He is both IRDA certified for insurance and AMFI certified for mutual funds. He has been associated with a number of life insurance companies as well as mutual funds.


Ms. Lakshmi Madhavan Senior Faculty 20 Yrs. 20 Yrs.

Ms. Lakshmi Madhavan has rich expertise of over two decades of handling operations and administration in the traditional era and new generation banking system. She has worked in premier banking institutions like Bank of Madura ltd, ICICI Bank Ltd., and Centurion Bank of Punjab in various capacities. Interestingly, As a project consultant - audits, sha has assisted in the audit of E.O.U (export oriented unit), a pvt.ltd company.

During her tenure with NIIT IFBI, she has successfully handled corporate programs for Deutsche Bank, and Dhanalakshmi Bank. Also, she has trained employees of UCO Bank in Finacle besides delivery of subjects in behavioral science.

Her areas of interest includegeneral banking including credit, liaisoning and public relations and accounting software.


Mr. Srinivas Devalla Senior Faculty 14 Yrs. 14 Yrs.

Before joining IFBI in 2007, Mr. Srinivas had an overall banking experience of about 14 years in a leading scheduled co-operative bank in Hyderabad. He has held middle management positions in a leading Bank. While working in the bank he was in-charge of centralised clearing operations of branches and was instrumental in co-ordinating with Bank of India officials for effective implementation of MICR technology. He was also exposed to various banking operations like loans, deposits,cash, and in particular worth mentioning about the recovery of bad loans from the defaulters. From the position of a banker he moved on to technology domain and acquired the skills of a techno banker. He assisted many public sector banks in migrating, implementation, and training of the bank staff on Infosys Finacle package. He educational qualifications include B.Com and JAIIB. He is with IFBI Hyderabad since 2007.


Mr. Subramanyan Neelakandan Senior Faculty 36 Yrs. 33 Yrs.

A seasoned Banker, of 33 years experience In Bank of Maharashtra, Mr Neelakandan is exposed to both operations and Administration area of Banks. He believes in William Butler Yeats’ words - “Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire”. He is a Mathematics Graduate and Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Banking & Finance(CAIIB). Having worked in the Information Technology Department for 17 years, he has keen interest in Information Technology and its application in Financial Services Industry. He has been associated with IFBI since 2008.

He has delivered training in areas of Retail banking, Soft skills, Finacle and Core Banking Solutions to name a few. He has also conducted specialized corporate training programs for officers of Dhanlaxmi Bank ,Finacle training for Bank of India joinees and Investors Awareness Program for CAMS.

Mr Neelakandan is based at IFBI Pune.


Mr. Venu Madhav Achar Senior Faculty 37 Yrs. 34 Yrs.

Mr Achar has rich experience in Banking, Foreign Exchange, Treasury, Recovery Management and Mutual Funds. Mr Achar joined Indian Bank in a1974 and attained superannuation in 2008. He has held roles in Branch Management, Treasury Operations and the Mutual Fund division of the bank. He was also Faculty Member in the Staff Training Centres of the bank at Chennai and Bangalore for 5 years.

His academic qualifications include – MSc and CAIIB. He has also attended training programs at NIBM, MDI and Reserve Bank Staff College.

With solid domain expertise and a passion for teaching, Mr Achar is contributing effectively to BFSI manpower creation in the country. He is associated with IFBI since 2010.


26. Mr.Krishna Murari Tripathi Senior Faculty 39 years 39 years


A senior Banker with 39 years experience both in operational and administrative assignments.Held Top Executive Grade position in the largest Indian Public Sector Bank .Remained associated with various committees concerning banking and finance and money laundering. A visiting faculty to banks and IIB(now called IIBF). Certified in mutual fund advising and depository operations. With IFBI for last 4 years. Passionate about training and learning new things. Believes in power of positive thinking 

27. Mr.Nagarajan S Senior Faculty 34 29


Mr. NAGARAJAN has experience of 29 years in Indian Bank.  He has got exposure to various banking operations like Credit (Rural, Retail and Corporate) Foreign Exchange, Inspection, Internal Audit, Information System Audit, etc. He has also served in IndBank Housing Ltd on deputation for 2 years.He has moved from Banking to IT industry (SIFY Technologies Ltd).   As DGM, he has implemented Information Assurance Services and Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Projects in countries like China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Mauritius, etc. in a span of 5 years.Some of the certifications to his credit are CAIIB, PGDCA, CISA, CIA, CBCP, BCCP, etc. He is also certified for Mutual  Funds and     Operations by NISM / NSDL.He has been working at IFBI since Feb 2010.


28. Mr.Alok Malhotra Senior Faulty 23 15


He has 23 years of work experience of which 15 years experience of working with two premier foreign banks; ANZ Grindlays Bank & ABN AMRO Bank. Worked at middle management level in branch banking having exposure of new branch set-up, branch operations, customer service, branch audit, retail lending, cards operations and sales & marketing.Have training experience of over 6 years, having trained personnal on soft skills, selling skills, and BFSI operations and products. Have imparted training to ICICI Bank, Corporation Bank, Allahabad Bank, Canara Bank, Barclays Bank, Nepal Banking Training Institute, Indian Overseas Bank, HSBC Bank, & Union Bank of India.Educational Qualifications: B Sc,  LLB, MBA. Certified in Project Management from Perot Systems, CAIIB from IIB, Securities Market from NISM, Insurance from IRDA, & Mutual Funds from NISM.


29. Mr.Ramesh Raman Faculty 27  22

http://www.ifbi.com/resourceContent/RameshRaman-photo.jpgRamesh has 27 years of work experience, of which 22 years were with two premier foreign banks: HongKong Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.   With good exposure to both Wholesale and Retail Banking Operations, he specialized in Trade Services operations. He has been with IFBI since 2010. He has trained staff of Corporation Bank, Canara Bank, Union Bank of India, ICICI Bank Ltd, Karur Vysya Bank, Kotak Securities Ltd, etc. in Soft Skills, Transformation/Change Management, Leadership, Selling Skills and Stock Market.Qualifications: M.Com, CAIIB, IRDA (Life Insurance).

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