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Ms. Salila Pande 

President & Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Salila Pande is the President & CEO of the bank. She has more than 26 years of experience in banking, having worked in different geographies like India, Singapore, and the US. Ms. Pande is a Financial Risk Manager (FRM).

Mr. Soumya Das

SVP & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Soumya Das has over 30 years of experience in public accounting and commercial banking. As an experienced financial executive, SVP & Controller and Chief Financial Officer in the financial services sector, as well as with his prior roles in public accounting, he has strong skill sets in the areas of finance, audit, budgeting, and risk management. Mr. Das also has extensive experience in US GAAP, US regulations related to Financial Institutions, corporate governance, implementing sound policies and procedures and developing business strategies.

Mr. Das has an active CPA license and is CGMA licensed. He is a Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and a member of the California Society of CPAs. Mr. Das also has a Certificate in Business and Accounting from UCLA.

Mr. Jay Patel

SVP & Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Patel is the SVP, Chief Operating Officer at the Bank and he oversees both Branch and Back-Office Operations including Information Technology, Marketing and Human Resources. Mr. Patel began his banking career in 1996 with World Savings Bank in Santa Barbara, CA. Since then he has served in a variety of roles with multiple banks in operations, lending, finance, and technology. He has also worked in the FI specialty group at RSM US, LLP providing community banks with attestation and advisory services. Since joining State Bank of India (California), Mr. Patel has held several senior management roles prior to his current position and has also previously served as the Bank’s Information Security Officer for 3 years. Mr. Patel received his B.A. degree in Business Economics and Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara and is a licensed CPA (inactive). He lives in Yorba Linda, CA with his wife and two children.

Mr. Nitin Bajpai

VP & Regional Manager

Mr. Nitin Bajpai is the VP & Regional Manager of the Bank. Mr. Nitin oversees the management of all the seven branches of SBIC and guides them in achieving their performance targets. He is a strong leader with nearly 16 years of experience in Commercial Credit, Retail Credit, and Branch Banking in the US & India. Mr. Nitin is an MBA in Marketing & Finance.

Ms. Liang Ni

SVP & Chief Compliance & Risk Officer

Ms. Liang Ni is the SVP, Chief Compliance and Risk Officer of the Bank. Ms. Ni is a strategic leader with focus in the areas of Compliance, BSA and CRA. She is a licensed attorney and CAMS & CRCM certified with over 25 years of banking experience with large and small financial institutions.  



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