Arundhati Bhattacharya

Chairperson and CEO, Salesforce India, Inc.

Ms. Arundhati Bhattacharya has over 40 years of rich experience in India’s financial sector working across varied roles and diverse national & international locations.
During her four years tenure as the first-ever woman Chair of State Bank of India, a Fortune 500 company, Ms. Bhattacharya has stamped her imprint on the financial world not just in India but globally as well. Bhattacharya has expertise and deep understanding of all aspects of banking spanning the domains of credit, forex, treasury, retail operations, mergers and acquisitions besides the capital & bond markets. She is credited with upscaling the Bank’s technology initiatives in order to give this 212 year old largest bank of India (22% market share) a digital edge that has been acknowledged by Industry as path breaking. Her work in the area of Human Resources with special focus on the status of women and “challenged” members of the work force, has also been of special significance. Under her leadership of the bank was adjudged one of India’s top 3 Best Places to work in India by leading Global Job site ‘Indeed’ based on their 15 million reviews globally for most highly rated reviews on overall employee experience.
Other notable initiatives during her Chairmanship include the overhauling of the Bank’s risk structure and implementation of various technology tools for this purpose. Mr. Bhattacharya also engineered the merger of the mother Bank with its six Associate banks creating an entity three times the size of its nearest competitor.

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