Mr. Abraham Thariyan joined the board of UAE Exchange India as Independent Director on 3rd March 2015. Prior to this, he was the Executive Director of South Indian Bank from April 2009 to September 2014. He began his career with Federal Bank in 1972 and has thereon successfully risen through the ranks by handling multidimensional assignments and heading all the major functions in the Bank at various points of time.
He became the General Manager of Federal bank in 2005 and he was in charge of International Banking, Treasury, SME Advances, Asset Recovery, Financial services, NRI services, overseeing representative offices and retail gold business up to 2009.
Mr. Abraham Thariyan holds a Post Graduate degree in Sociology. He completed Master of Business Administration from Cochin University. He is also a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. He has attended training program on strategic thinking for business leadership at Stanford business school, Stanford university California in 2010.
He has 20 years of experience in International Banking and Foreign Exchange and was an elected Managing Committee member of FEDAI (Foreign Exchange Dealers Association of India) for 15 years, representing private sector banks.
He has served as Management committee member of Kerala Management Association. He was the Chairman of CSR Taskforce -Confederation of Indian Industry ,Kochi. He was also a Panel member of IBA Standing committee on Payment system and banking technology. Presently he is the President of State Forum of Bankers Club Kerala, an apex body of Banker’s Clubs in Kerala.