Dr. Joseph Vadakkekara Antony - ESAF Small Finance Bank
Dr. Joseph Vadakkekara Antony
  • Dr. Joseph Vadakkekara Antony
  • Non-Executive Independent Director
Board of Directors

Dr. V.A Joseph, former Chairman, Managing Director & CEO of South Indian Bank, has over 4 decades of experience in the banking and financial sector. Dr. Joseph joined as Trainee Officer in Syndicate Bank during June 1972 and worked as the Branch Manager at Trivandrum, Ernakulam and Pune for 15 years. He held the post of Principal of Staff Training College, Udupi, Karnataka for two years and was also the Head of Human Resource Development, Head Office (Manipal). Before joining South Indian Bank, he was the General Manager of Syndicate Bank, Mumbai Zone, overseeing the operations of the bank in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and Chattisgarh. In the year 2005, he was appointed as the Chairman & CEO of South Indian Bank and then, as the Managing Director & CEO during 2008. He retired from the service of the Bank on 30th September 2014. Dr. Joseph is a post graduate in Commerce and Personnel Management. Besides being a certified associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers, he also possesses Ph D and LLB from Pune University.