Punjab

SARVJIT SAMRA TAKES OVER AS CHAIRMAN OF CII PUNJAB STATE COUNCIL, VIREN POPLI BECOMES VICE CHAIRMAN

March 07, 2018 07:03 PM

*Sarvjit Singh Samra, Managing Director & Principal Promoter of Capital Small Finance Bank Limited  is an MBA in Finance & Marketing and based out of Jalandhar*Viren has had a wide range of experiences, from selling pharmaceuticals in countries in South East Asia to being involved in Kaun Banega Crorepati, to helping make truly differentiated two wheelers and managing India's first girl band - Viva! Besides being a seasoned Professional Viren is also a qualified scuba diver.

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Mr Sarvjit Singh Samra and Mr Viren Popli have been elected as the Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively of CII Punjab State Council, for the year 2018 – 19, states a release from Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).  

Sarvjit Singh Samra, Managing Director & Principal Promoter of Capital Small Finance Bank Limited  is an MBA in Finance & Marketing and based out of Jalandhar.

Mr Samra has been the driving force behind India's 1st Small Finance Bank, which initially started as a Local area bank almost 16 years ago.

Sarvjit Singh Samra
Because of its impeccable credibility & services,  Capital Local Area Bank, along with nine other entities, was granted in-principle approval by the Reserve Bank of India to set up 'Small Finance Bank' on September 16, 2015. Because of Mr Sarvjit Samra’s sustained efforts & sharp banking acumen, Capital Small Finance  Bank transitioned from a Local Area Bank to Small Finance Bank with 47 branches. 53 new branches have become operational since then, taking the total number of branches to 100.

The Bank has a very strong footprint in the State of Punjab and has now started expansion to Delhi and Haryana. The total business of the Bank at present is Rs.4450 crores with more than 4,99,000 number of accounts. The Bank has 80% of its business in rural and semi urban areas.   

Viren Popli is currently Chief Operating Officer, Swaraj Division, Farm Equipment Sector of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. Swaraj is the second highest selling Tractor brand in India based out of Mohali.

Viren Popli
Viren has over 24 years of work experience across diverse industries ranging from Pharmaceutical, Media & Two Wheelers to Farm Mechanisation. Viren is a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Nagpur University, Masters in Management Studies from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai University.

)Before taking over as COO of Swaraj Division, Viren was the Chief of Operations, Mahindra Two Wheelers Limited. Before joining Mahindra, Viren worked with Star India for 10 years and with Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited for 6 years. Viren has had a wide range of experiences, from selling pharmaceuticals in countries in South East Asia to being involved in Kaun Banega Crorepati, to helping make truly differentiated two wheelers and managing India's first girl band - Viva! Besides being a seasoned Professional Viren is also a qualified scuba diver.

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