The Institute organized the 1st Bank Executive Programme (BEP) for Senior Executives from April 22 -27, 2013 in collaboration with Indian Institute of Banking & Finance (IIBF), Mumbai, and National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM), Pune. The aim of the programme was to empower the senior and middle level management with the necessary skill-sets to handle modern banking challenges and opportunities.
The programme was inaugurated by Shri. C.V.R. Rajendran, Executive Director, Bank of Maharashtra. Addressing the bank executives, Shri. Rajendran shared his views about the role of banking executives in molding the future leaders and channelizing the commitment of employees in the right direction by instilling faith in them for building a better institution. He also stressed on the fact that future of banking lies in technology and customer relationship management will be vital for the profitability of banks.
Dr. R. Bhaskaran, CEO, IIBF, touched upon the various aspects of banking like contemporary issues of banking, the growth and landscape of banking, customer service, financial inclusion, HR Issues and Talent Management.
The 6-day programme covered an interesting spectrum of topics in banking viz., HR and Leadership Issues, Risk Management, Emerging Technologies and Trends, IT Governance, Information Security, Analytics, etc. Eminent industry practitioners like Shri. Satish Pillai, Chief Operating Officer, Credit Information Bureau (India) Ltd (CIBIL); Shri. N. S. Venkatesh, Chairman of the Fixed Income Money Market and Derivatives Association of India (FIMMDA) and CGM, IDBI Bank, spoke on Data Mining and Balance Sheet Management respectively.
As a part of the programme, Shri B. A. Prabhakar, CMD, Andhra Bank, also addressed the bankers on resolving some of the post financial crisis challenges that banks are grappling with. He highlighted on aspects such as restructuring of banks, pressure on margins, risk management issues, capital structuring, financial inclusion, etc.
The programme closed with the valedictory address of Shri. T. M. Bhasin, CMD, Indian Bank. Shri. Bhasin took the participants through the journey of Indian Banking Sector and the changes that technology brought about in the way Public Sector Banks operate. He emphasized on the need to focus on reinventing the portfolio, and come up with innovative ideas that enables banks to grow profitably.