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Directors

Ketaki D. Sheth
Chair of the Board
Dr. Yogesh K. Pattni
Chief Executive Officer
Sylvano O. Kola
Non-Executive Director
Mihir Chalishazar
Non-Executive Director
Raminder B. Singh
Non-Executive Director
Fiona Mungai
Non-Executive Director
Executive Committee

Dr. Yogesh K. Pattni
Chief Executive Officer
Azmina Pattni
Chief Business Officer | Deposits
Hezron Kamau
Chief Finance Officer
Dharmesh Vaya
General Manager
Poonam Shah
Chief Business Officer | Assets
Kalpesh Jotangia
Chief Operating Officer
Mitesh Chouhan
Chief Credit Officer

Victoria Commercial Bank PLC
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Ketaki D. Sheth

Chair of the Board

Ketaki has been with the Bank as a Director since 2002. She is a fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute (UK) and a Certified Public Secretary – Kenya. Ketaki has immense experience in various areas of Corporate Law and Corporate Governance. She is the Chairlady of the Board of Directors at Victoria Commercial Bank PLC and a trustee of the VCB PLC Charitable Trust.
Dr. Yogesh K. Pattni

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Yogesh Pattni has a proven Executive Management record with over 35 years of experience in banking. He holds numerous qualifications including an Honorary Doctorate degree as well as a certification from the Harvard Business School in Financial Institutions for Private Enterprise Development. Dr. Yogesh currently serves as the Executive Director in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer.
Sylvano O. Kola

Non-Executive Director

Sylvano O. Kola is a founding member of the Bank. He is a visionary leader who strongly advocates that the only way towards growth is to be ‘Customer Focused.’ Kola is currently a member of the Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee (BNRC) at Victoria Commercial Bank PLC and serves as a Non-Executive Director.
Mihir Chalishazar

Non-Executive Director

Mihir Chalishazar is an accomplished and highly qualified Professional Chartered Accountant with over three decades of experience in the field of Finance and Accounting. He is actively involved as a member of Tax & Trade Committee of Kenya Association of Manufacturers. He chairs the Board Audit Committee (BAC) at Victoria Commercial Bank PLC.
Raminder B. Singh

Non-Executive Director

With over 25 years as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at various banks in Kenya, RB Singh has had phenomenal expertise of over five decades in various aspects of banking. This includes Operations, Corporate Governance, Strategy, Business Development, Mergers and Acquisitions amongst others. He chairs the Board Credit Committee (BCC) at Victoria Commercial Bank PLC.
Fiona Mungai

Non-Executive Director

Fiona Mungai is an investment professional with over 13 years’ experience spanning through Private Equity, Venture Capital and Asset Management. She is a recipient of the London School of Economics Programme for African Leadership award and was featured in the Business Daily Top 40 Under 40 Women in 2021. She is currently a member of Board Nomination and Renumeration Committee (BNRC) at Victoria Commercial Bank PLC.
Dr. Yogesh K. Pattni

Chief Executive Officer

Through Dr. Pattni’s leadership, Victoria Commercial Bank PLC has exponentially risen as a leading and award-winning private bank in the region. Dr. Yogesh has strategically steered growth of the business demonstrating a balance sheet of over Kshs 57 Billion. He holds numerous qualifications including an Honorary Doctorate degree from United Graduate College and Seminary International as well as a certification from the Harvard Business School in Financial Institutions for Private Enterprise Development.

Dr. Yogesh directs the development and implementation of the overall strategy of the bank and provides overall leadership in all units of the bank.
Azmina Pattni

Chief Business Officer | Deposits

At the helm of Victoria Commercial Bank’s Deposits repertoire is Azmina Pattni. A seasoned professional with a proven track record and an extensive background in Operations, Business Development, Wealth Management and Treasury. Azmina has carved a niche as she guides and directs High Net Worth individual relationships, Institutional and Corporate Banking. She shoulders the responsibility of overseeing the bank’s comprehensive suite of deposit products.

Her leadership style emphasizes collaboration and her unwavering focus on customer focus is unparalleled. Her amiable nature, strong commitment, and robust work culture are positives in her expansive portfolio that make her a force to reckon with.

Azmina provides overall leadership in the Business Development in Growing the Deposits book for the entire bank, unrivalled Customer Experience and creates long-lasting relationships through client networking.
Hezron Kamau

Chief Finance Officer

Hezron Kamau is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Institute of Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). He holds a Bsc. in International Business and an MBA in Corporate Management. He is responsible for the direction, coordination and evaluation of the Finance function, ensuring that the institution’s financial structure complies with the prudential guidelines set out by the Central Bank of Kenya and the International Financial Reporting Standard.

Kamau provides overall leadership in the direction, coordination, and evaluation of Finance and Treasury department roles at Victoria Commercial Bank PLC.
Dharmesh Vaya

General Manager

Dharmesh Vaya has diversified expertise in areas of banking such as corporate strategic leadership, customization of financial solutions for diversified clientele and enhancing corporate development. He is in charge of overseeing the execution of appropriate bank strategies in the areas of Legal, Security, Credit functions and Bank operations.

Dharmesh provides overall leadership in various departments such as, Credit Administration and Credit Risk, Legal and Security at Victoria Commercial Bank.
Poonam Shah

Chief Business Officer | Assets

A Senior Executive responsible for overseeing the business operations & strategy of the organization. Poonam provides overall leadership in the Business Development of Growing the Asset Portfolio and Trade Finance department, including supervising and managing the Environmental, Social & Governance initiative at Victoria Commercial Bank PLC.

With over 20 years banking experience, she joined Victoria Commercial Bank PLC in 2014 as a Senior Relationship Manager – Corporate to oversee the growth of the Bank’s Corporate portfolio. In 2023, she was appointed Chief Business Officer – Assets to drive business in this key segment of the bank through her specialization and vast knowledge on relationship management. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Sciences from the University of Warwick and through her career has attended various training courses including executive leadership. She oversees a team of high performing Relationship Managers.

Poonam provides overall leadership in the Business Development in Growing the Assets and Trade Finance department at Victoria Commercial Bank PLC.
Kalpesh Jotangia

Chief Operating Officer

Kalpesh Jotangia, a stalwart in the banking industry, stands as a pivotal force propelling overall bank’s operations growth. With an illustrious career spanning 27 years and armed with an MBA in Banking and Finance, Kalpesh has been at the forefront of VCB’s success. His visionary leadership in operations, unwavering commitment to customer-centricity, digitization and adept handling of strategic operational planning have played a crucial role in fostering VCB’s growth.

As a testament to his expertise, Kalpesh has consistently driven performance through progressive leadership, navigating the ever-evolving landscape of banking operations. His profound knowledge and experience make him an invaluable asset to VCB’s team. At the heart of his contributions lies a passion for excellence, ensuring that VCB continues to thrive and innovate under his guidance.

Kalpesh provides overall leadership in Branch and Central operations, POD and MIS departments.
Mitesh Chouhan

Chief Credit Officer

Mitesh Chouan, has been working at the bank for nearly three decades, bringing extensive experience in various credit matters and related areas of banking. He holds overall responsibility for overseeing the institution's credit and lending activities. Mitesh’s role involves establishing and implementing credit policies and procedures, ensuring adherence to regulatory standards and best practices, and managing the organization's credit risk exposure.

He supervises the credit analysis, underwriting, and approval processes, along with the monitoring and reporting of the credit portfolio's performance and quality. He collaborates with other stakeholders, including external auditors, to provide strategic direction and guidance on credit-related matters.

Mitesh provides overall leadership in the various departments such as Credit Administration, Credit Risk, Legal and managing the Environmental, Social & Governance and works closely with the Business Development Team at Victoria Commercial Bank PLC.
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