Sridhar holds a Bachelor’s degree (honours)in Physics from the Bangalore University and a Master’s degree in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. He also holds an honorary fellowship award by the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, U.K.
Sridhar is a banker with over 45 years’ experience in commercial and development banking. He is widely acknowledged to be an innovative, market-oriented banker and a strategic thinker having provided transformational leadership to the organisations he had worked for.
Sridhar started his career with State Bank of India. He retired as the Chairman & Managing Director of Central Bank of India. He was also the Chairman & Managing Director of National Housing Bank (NHB).
Sridhar was awarded the Lord Aldington Banking Research Fellowship for the year 1984 by the Indian Institute of Bankers.