Shri Ashwani Bhatia took charge as Whole Time Member, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in Mumbai recently. Prior to this assignment, Shri Bhatia held the position of Managing Director in State Bank of India.

Shri Bhatia will handle the Department of Debt and Hybrid Securities (DDHS), Alternative Investment Fund and Foreign Portfolio Investors Department (AFD), Market Intermediaries Regulation and Supervision Department (MIRSD), Corporation Finance Investigation Department (CFID) and Office of Investor Assistance & Education (OIAE).

Shri Bhatia comes with the experience of over three and a half decades in the State Bank Group where he joined as a Probationary Officer in 1985. Before becoming Managing Director of State Bank of India, Shri Bhatia served as MD & CEO, SBI Funds Management Pvt. Ltd.

He has wide experience in Treasury Operations, Retail Banking, Credit, Investment Banking and Asset Management.

Shri Bhatia completed his schooling from Air Force School, Subroto Park, Delhi, and did his Graduation in Physics and Mathematics from Dayalbagh University, Agra. He is an MBA from Podar Institute of Management, Jaipur.