Surojit Shome

Managing Director & CEO, DBS Bank India


Surojit Shome is Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of DBS Bank India. He joined DBS Bank in April 2015. Surojit has more than 30 years of experience since graduating from Xavier School of Management (XLRI) Jamshedpur in 1986. Surojit has been a banker for most of his career and has had significant exposure to commercial banking, capital markets & investment banking and retail banking. Surojit has been at the helm of DBS’ India franchise growth. In his tenure, DBS launched India's first mobile-only bank – digibank – in 2016 and DBS Bank India Limited (DBIL) became the first among the large foreign banks in India to start operating as a wholly-owned, locally incorporated subsidiary of a leading global bank in 2019. In November 2020, Lakshmi Vilas Bank was amalgamated with DBIL, expanding the bank’s network to nearly 600 branches across 19 states in India. Under his leadership, DBS Bank India was recognized as the ‘Best International Bank’ in India by Asiamoney in 2021 and topped Forbes' list of the World's Best Banks in India for two consecutive years in 2020 and 2021. Prior to his current role with DBS Bank he was the CEO for Rabobank in India (2009-2015). He has also worked with Citibank, Lehman Brothers and Nomura Securities. Surojit holds a post-graduate management degree in Marketing & Finance from XLRI and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics (major), Mathematics & Statistics from Presidency College, Kolkata. He attended the Executive Development Program at The Wharton School in 2004, the Rabobank Senior Leadership Program at the Harvard Business School (2011) and the Private Equity Programme at Oxford Said Business School (2011). Surojit is currently a managing committee member of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry; he is also the co-chair of the Country Business Council (India) for the World Economic Forum’s global New Vision for Agriculture initiative.