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Ramesh Gelli
Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Global Trust Bank (India)
In office
Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Vysya Bank

Ramesh Gelli is an Indian banking executive who served as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Vysya Bank and was a promoter and CMD of Global Trust Bank.[1][2] Gelli set up GTB in 1993 along with Jayant Madhab, a top official of the Asian Development Bank. In 2001, Gelli was removed from his position of CMD of GTB and later from its board by India's banking regulator, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) following a failed merger attempt. In 2004, GTB operations were halted by the RBI as GTB had accumulated non-performing assets in excess of permissible levels and its net worth turned negative, amidst accusations of mismanagement and reckless lending practices. GTB was then merged with the Oriental Bank of Commerce by the regulator.[3][4][5]

Gelli is an engineering graduate from Osmania University and he holds a degree in management from the Asian Institute of Management, where he graduated at the top of his class. He worked at the Andhra Pradesh State Finance Corporation and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited before being appointed general manager at Vysya Bank in 1980. Three years later, he was elevated to the position of CMD of Vysya Bank.

He was awarded the Padmashri and Udyog Ratan by the Government of India in 1990, becoming the first banking executive to have received the honour.[6]

Citations and references

  1. ^ Sharma, Manoranjan (1 January 2008). Dynamics Of Indian Banking : Views And Vistas. Atlantic Publishers & Dist. pp. 221–. ISBN 9788126909988. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
  2. ^ Ramana, K V (16 February 2004). "Gelli may jump into politics". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 10 July 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
  3. ^ Gupte (2004).
  4. ^ Sridar (2004).
  5. ^ Marcello (2004).
  6. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.