Veena Mankar is on the Board of the Bank since October 22, 2019.
She has over four decades of experience in banking and financial services. Her expertise is in financial inclusion, including agriculture and rural economy, trade and structured products and finance for MSMEs. Veena started her career with ICICI Ltd. (the precursor to the Bank) and has worked with leading financial institutions including Emirates Bank - Dubai, West LB Group - Germany and FimBank - Malta.
She has been actively engaged in financial inclusion for over a decade and has been the founder of two entities under the Swadhaar brand. Swadhaar FinServe Pvt. Ltd. (now a subsidiary of RBL Bank and known as RBL FinServe Ltd.) and Swadhaar FinAccess (SFA).
SFA is a non-profit organization that provides financial education and facilitates access to finance for low income households and those engaged in the rural and agriculture economy. It is one of the six NGOs empaneled by RBI for operating Financial Literacy Centres nation-wide.
Veena is also the Non-Executive Chairperson of RBL FinServe Ltd. and on the Board of IDFC Foundation. In the past, she has served as an Independent Director for Liberty General Insurance Limited, Independent non-executive Chairperson of IDFC First Bank Limited, as the Governing Board of Sa-Dhan and has been on the Boards of Factoring JVs in India, Egypt and Dubai.
Veena holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics from Lady Shree Ram College, Delhi University and is also a post-graduate in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.