KVS Manian

President – Corporate, Institutional & Investment Banking
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.

KVS Manian heads Corporate, Institutional & Investment Banking at Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd since April 2014.

Manian is building a high-quality corporate franchise that offers integrated corporate and investment banking solutions. Some key initiatives under Manian's leadership include upgrading the service and technology infrastructure, introducing a segment-focused structure with offerings tailored to the needs of clients, and integration of client coverage across capital markets, advisory and banking products. Manian believes in a philosophy that relationships with corporates need to be built on the twin foundations of trust and value addition.

Prior to this, Manian was President – Consumer Banking, where he steered the bank from a single branch to over 600 branches and more than 1,000 ATMs across the country in a span of 10 years. He is the architect of the integrated Consumer franchise across asset and liability products. During his tenure, the bank launched several unique and innovative products. In the latter part of his stint as head of Consumer Banking, Manian also oversaw the retail brokerage business of Kotak Securities.

Manian played a crucial role in Kotak's journey from a NBFC to a bank. The end-to-end execution of the project within the planned time frame is testimony to Manian's ability to focus on every small detail, without losing sight of the big picture.

Manian is part of the Bank's Operating Management Committee (OMANCOM) that drives and oversees Kotak Mahindra Group's growth charter. Throughout his two decade long association with the Group, he has been instrumental in setting up and metamorphosing many business divisions into success stories. Manian brings his strategic vision combined with his "high energy" and "bias for action" style in execution to every business he manages.

Manian started his journey with Kotak in the Investment Banking business in February 1995 in the Compliance function and then moved on to businesses like Corporate Finance and Retail Loans before getting involved with the Banking business of the group.

Manian believes in team work and people's potential, and supports an open culture in the organisation. With his strong business acumen, informal and no-nonsense approach, Manian continues to lead the success story at Kotak Mahindra Bank.

Manian is an electrical engineer from IIT (BHU) - Varanasi, Post Graduate in Financial Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies and a Cost and Works Accountant. He has 30 years of rich experience in areas like Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, Consumer Banking, Financial Accounting and Control, Management Accounting, Project Management and Operations.

Philanthropic at heart, Manian has been acknowledged as the Highest Individual Pledge Raiser in the Corporate Challenge category by United Way of Mumbai at the Mumbai Marathon for two years in a row – 2014 & 2015.

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