Anshula Kant

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Anshula Kant
Managing Director of the World Bank Group
Assumed office
7 October 2019
PresidentDavid Malpass
Preceded byKristalina Georgieva (Chief Executive)
MD of State Bank of India
In office
7 September 2018 – 31 August 2019
Preceded byB. Sriram
Succeeded byShri Gupta
Personal details
Born (1960-09-07) September 7, 1960 (age 61)
Roorkee, India

Anshula Kant (born 7 September 1960) is the chief financial officer and managing director of the World Bank Group, appointed on 12 July 2019.[1][2][3] She is from Roorkee, India.[4]


In 1981, Kant completed her masters' in Economics from Delhi School of Economics. She earned her bachelors' in Economics from Lady Sri Ram College for Women in 1979 [1] At the Indian Institute of Bankers, she is a Certified Associate.[5]


In 1983, Kant joined the State Bank of India (SBI) as a probationary officer. She became the chief general manager of SBI (Maharashtra and Goa), deputy managing director of operations for National Banking Group, and chief executive officer of SBI (Singapore).[5] In September 2018, she became the managing director of SBI for a period of two years, and a member of the bank's board.[1][6][7]

On 12 July 2019, she was appointed as the chief financial officer and managing director of the World Bank Group, and will be responsible for the balance sheet and financial and risk management.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Kant is married to Sanjay Kant, a chartered accountant from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. She has a son, Siddharth, and a daughter, Nupur.[1][9]


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  2. "SBI MD Anshula Kant appointed World Bank CFO and MD". Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  3. Kumar, Sanjay (13 July 2019). "World Bank appoints Anshula Kant as MD, CFO". BFSI. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  4. Bhakta, Pratik (21 October 2015). "Meet SBI CFO Anshula Kant, the woman who busted myths and ran a bank like a start up". The Economic Times. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Who is Anshula Kant, the new State Bank of India (SBI) MD?". Zee Business. 11 September 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  6. "Anshula Kant appointed new SBI MD; to serve till September 2020". Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  7. "Anshula Kant appointed SBI Managing Director: Here's her journey from Probationary Officer to MD". The Financial Express. 7 September 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  8. "Who is Anshula Kant — Indian banker appointed as MD and CFO of World Bank". The Financial Express. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  9. "Fond of malai pua, World Bank's new CFO Anshula Kant has a strong Varanasi connection". Hindustan Times. 15 July 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2019.