Relevant Experience

Venkatachalam Krishnakumar is an experienced banker where he began his career with Citibank (India) in 1974. He was the Chief Operating and Financial Officer for Citibank’s Global Consumer Bank, Asia Pacific Region when he ended his career with Citi after 31 years.


During his 31-year career with the Bank, he founded and was Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Citicorp Overseas Software Limited (COSL) in Bombay (1986), the first 100% foreign-owned software company in India’s nascent days as a Global software destination. During his tenure at Citibank, he acted in various senior capacities ranging from Chief Financial Officer for the International Banking & Finance Group (latterly Emerging Markets) to Chief of Staff and CFO, to the President of Citicorp/Citibank in New York. During his 7 years (1988-1994) with Citibank in New York, he saw the Bank work through a severe turnaround situation while serving as the Chief Business Analyst for the Chairman. He was Chairman of Citibank Malaysia during 2002-2004.


Since retirement he has served as Senior Advisor to Mckinsey and Co and Barclays Bank. He has served on several boards including Singapore Technologies Engineering (Singapore), Mediacorp (Singapore) Singapore Computer Systems etc.


Presently Mr. Krishnakumar chairs the Board of Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd (Asia Pac) (OFSS) in Singapore.

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Date of Appointment:



Length of Tenure:

7 Years


Membership Of Board Committees

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  • Master of Business Administration, India Institution of Management Calcutta, India
  • Bachelor of Economics (Mechanical), The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India


Areas of Expertise:

  • Accounting and Audit, Banking and Finance, Information Technology, Corporate Leadership, International Experience


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