K Anil Kumar, 58 years, a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers, has been in the banking industry for over 35 years.
After joining State Bank of Travancore, part of the State Bank of India Group, as a Probationary Officer in 1979, he served in various capacities in Trade Finance, Retail Banking, Agricultural Banking, SME Banking and Corporate Banking. He joined Axis Bank, the third largest private bank in the India, in 1995. After more than a decade of branch banking and SME business he moved to Financial Institutions business in 2008. He set up the Financial Institutions and Trade Finance businesses for Axis Bank and served as the global head for these businesses since inception, until he moved to Axis Bank Foundation in early 2015.
He assumed the responsibility as the Executive Trustee and CEO of Axis Bank Foundation in February 2015. As the head of Axis Bank Foundation he is embarked on a mission to show the pathway out of poverty for a million people by helping them find sustainable livelihood options.
He has also been heading as Chairman a non-profit he founded, since 2005.