Early Times Report
JAMMU, May 3: A felicitation function was organized by the JK Bank Officers in Jammu region who were recently elevated in the career progression of the Bank to their next levels, in which the Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed was felicitated in presence of DK Pandoh, Rahul Bansal, and Vikram Gujral Directors on Board of Bank, Bank's Executive Presidents P K Tickoo & R K Chhiber, President Sunil Gupta, Vice Presidents Sudhir Gupta, Shareesh Sharma, Narjay Gupta, Mohammad Shafi Salroo, Sajjad Hussain Malik, AP Singh, and a large number of elevated officers of the Bank.
Speaking on the occasion, Parvez Ahmed said, "The bank has after redirecting its strategic business direction to the credit growth in J&K state embarked on its expansion within the state to capitalise on the huge business opportunities lying untapped in the state and is concomitantly undergoing a process of succession planning to groom strong leaders for future and the recent promotions are a timely step taken in this direction. Given the pace of retirements in the next five years, it is important for us to put in place a robust plan of succession. Potential leaders are required to be mentored to create a strong leadership pipeline. Some of these works have been implemented, some are already in progress with a concrete action plan which includes expansion of our network in rest of India and to start overseas branches. " "J & K Bank is the banker of first choice for the people of J&K state as it holds a systemic importance for its economy. With only around 15-20% population availing credit from the banking system, opportunities are galore lying untapped for scripting a new era of growth and profitability for this wonderful institution and also for rescripting economic lives of people of the state," said the Chairman. Expressing his views on the occasion, Executive President PK Tickoo appreciated the role of Parvez Ahmed for his leadership qualities in steering the bank out of bad phase. He said, "Chairman's futuristic approach has brought a sea change in the social and economic development scenario of J&K state. Under his visionary leadership with out of the box solutions Bank is destined to touch new heights with highest standards of professionalism."
The felicitation was followed by scintillating performances by renowned Sufi Singer Lakhwinder Wadali, of Wadali Brothers family, Dogri folk performances by Sh Ghulam Mohammad Dansalia and his team and a budding artist Vanshika Jaral, of Jammu. The show was hosted by the celebrity RJ Shwetima from Radio Mirchi Jammu.