Senior Management

Sumit Bali

Munish Sharda
Group Executive and Head - Bharat Banking
- Axis Bank

Munish Sharda is the Group Executive & Head – Bharat Banking, Axis Bank since September 2021. With a career spanning over 28 years in financial service industry, Munish brings in rich leadership experience with a successful track record of financial and operational turnarounds, leveraging digital and tech stack, and enhancing people capabilities to transform business across banking and insurance industries.

In his role as GE – Bharat Banking, he is responsible for driving business growth in Rural & Semi urban markets across all product offerings of the Bank, including MFI, Retail, MSME, Wholesale and Financial Inclusion.

Munish is the Non-Executive Director on the Boards of CSC e-Governance Services India Limited (a Company and an Implementing agency of Ministry of Electronics & IT for digital India project), A.TReDS Limited (Axis Bank’s Subsidiary), and a Trustee at Axis Bank Foundation.

Munish started his financial services career with Citibank India, where he worked across geographies and businesses. He has also worked in the consumer goods industry and was part of the team at L&T which set up their agricultural tractor manufacturing business.

Prior to joining Axis Bank, Munish was the MD & CEO of Future Generali India Life Insurance for more than 7 years where he led transformation & growth, scaled up the business with improved profitability and quality of business, and built strong partnerships with banks and retail ecosystems.

Munish holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Punjab Engineering College and has completed his PGDM from IIM Lucknow.