Rana Talwar (born 1948) is the son of a bureaucrat. He was schooled at the exclusive Lawrence School, Sanawar. He began his career with the Bombay branch of Citibank. He rose to the head of Citibank's consumer business in the Asia Pacific and Middle-East sectors, before joining StanChart in 1977 as executive director of its African, Middle-Eastern and South Asian operations. In 1998, he was appointed Group CEO of Standard Chartered Bank. He left in 2001 and was the Chairman of the Centurion Bank of Punjab till it got merged with HDFC Bank. Under his leadership the Centurion Bank of Punjab has recently taken over Lord Krishana Bank having its branches mainly in Western and Southern India, the combined entity has now pan Indian presence.TheCenturion Bank of Punjab has been rated as the 'Fastest Growing Bank'by the CNBC-Business Today.The Bank is being run by the ex-citibankers. The Bank is growing inorganically.
In 2002,The management control of then troubled CENTURIAN BANK was transferred by India's Central Bank,The reserve bank of India from its original promotors to a consortium led by Mr RANA TALWAR'S SABRE CAPITAL who turned around the bank & acquired 2 banks in next 6 years.In March,2008 CENTURIAN BANK OF PUNJAB was acquired by HDFC BANK LTD in a all stock deal. Read More