5 Sep :Mr. Kris was speaking after inaugurating the ‘Top Performers 2007-08’ Award Function to honour the top performing regional and branch leaders of South Indian bank (SIB) for the previous fiscal. Mr.S.Ramaswamy, Regional Director, Reserve Bank of India delivered the key note address. Dr.V.A.Joseph, Chairman & CEO of the Bank presided over the function.
Exhorting the youth to bring back the past glory of our country, Mr.Kris Gopalakrishnan, MD & CEO of Infosys Technologies stated that all the blocks of a person which prevent from fulfilling one’s dreams are in his/her mind only, and physical limitations cannot cause any hindrance. He advised them to aspire to be the best as the Olympic winners did. He also revealed that when people perform at their peak, especially young people, he got personally inspired.
Mr. Kris was speaking after inaugurating the ‘Top Performers 2007-08’ Award Function to honour the top performing regional and branch leaders of South Indian bank (SIB) for the previous fiscal. Mr.S.Ramaswamy, Regional Director, Reserve Bank of India delivered the key note address. Dr.V.A.Joseph, Chairman & CEO of the Bank presided over the function.
Mr.P.E.Mathai and Mr. John Thomas, Deputy General Managers heading respectively Delhi and Trivandrum Regions were selected as the Top Performing Regional Heads (in the outside and inside Kerala regions categories).Twenty five Branch Heads and the Corporate Communications Manager Mr. M.J. Simon were also honoured on the occasion.
Elaborating his point to bring back the past glory of our nation, Mr. Kris stated that this is possible only if we utilize the opportunities available today which are far more than India had some 400 years ago when our nation had the world’s largest economy contributing as it did 20% of the world’s GDP.Now India is at a crucial time providing ample opportunities and hence he exhorted the youth to take advantage of these and bring back the past glory of our country. This is possible because, India is one of the fastest growing economies of the World. Every foreign company is trying to gain access to the huge market of over one billion here. So being in India now is an advantage. In view of the competition, organizations should excel and also empowered to stay ahead’, Mr. Kris concluded his inaugural address.
Mr.S.Ramaswamy,Regional Director, RBI, Trivandrum delivering the key note address stated that having completed a successful financial year it is only proper for South Indian Bank to celebrate the success of the team leaders who had been instrumental in causing the corporate success. Stating that three types of people exist–1) those who effect progress 2) those who watch them and 3) those who wonder what is happening , he told the team leaders that success of Managers as leaders lies in motivating the team for better results. He also advised them to render excellent and timely customer service because customer wants action immediately or he/she would leave if it is not received.
Presiding over the function, Dr.V.A.Joseph Chairman & CEO of the Bank stated that South Indian Bank is the first in the country to honour the spouses of top performers convinced that behind every successful person there is a successful spouse too. The Chairman also stated that to recognise the substantial contribution of the staff in its phenomenonal growth, the Bank is implementing Employee stock Option Scheme, for the first time in the 79th year history of the bank. The bank has implemented, from previous financial year onwards the “Performance-Linked Incentive Scheme” to inspire better performance.
Dr.V.A.Joseph also stated that South Indian Bank was one of the few banks in the country to have started in 2001 CBS implementation in technology partnership with Infosys Technologies to acquire the latest technological capabilities available to the banking industry to render personalised customer service. He also referred to the words of Mr.N.R.Narayana Moorthy, Chairman and Chief Mentor of Infosys Technologies who, while inaugurating the total implementation of Core Banking Solution in South Indian Bank had stated,”South Indian Bank’s implementation of CBS was seamless for the customers. It was also implemented in a manner that every employee was enthusiastically involved in it. SIB had shown its commitment to the core values of excellence which includes openness to new ideas, focus on speed, focus on innovation, excellence in execution”.
Mr.M.Valsan and Mr.H.Suresh Prabhu, Executive Directors of the Bank also spoke on the occasion.