Arun Shrivastava has assumed the charge as managing director and CEO of Syndicate Bank with effect from May 15, 2015. Prior to joining the Manipal-based bank, Shrivastava was executive director of Bank of India (BoI), looking after the portfolios of finance, strategy & planning, large corporate & mid-corporate business, corporate debt restructuring, project finance & syndication, credit monitoring & asset recovery, and publicity & public relations. He was also overseeing BoIâ€™s foreign subsidiaries in Indonesia and Botswana, besides a joint venture called Indo Zambia Bank. Shrivastava started his career with Bank of Baroda in 1979 as a direct recruit officer. He has been a professional banker with 36 yearsâ€™ experience including his posting as managing director of the bankâ€™s subsidiary in Kenya and also as director on the board of the bankâ€™s subsidiary in Uganda and Tanzania. Shrivastavaâ€™s qualifications include MSc, CAIIB and AIBM.