For his excellent work and contributions, Doha Bank CEO Dr R Seetharaman received the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA) from the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, yesterday at the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention at Bengaluru, capital of the southern state of Karnataka.
“The PBSA was conferred for his significant contribution to building closer links between India, the overseas Indian community in the GCC countries and for the welfare of the local Indian community in the region,” Doha Bank said in a statement.
“Some of the key initiatives brought by him include arranging credit and investment facilities to Indian corporates and financial institutions, facilitating average annual remittances to India over last decade, creating employment opportunities for Indians in global operations, contributing to Indian SMEs, professionals and blue-collared workers abroad, and contributing to multilateral trade and investment with India.
“Dr R Seetharaman is a recipient of multiple doctorates from the US, Europe and India including two PhDs and has provided invaluable contribution to Green Banking, Sustainability, CSR & Governance. He is a benevolent philanthropist contributing to social causes, underprivileged and people with special needs. He is also a recognised economic commentator by global financial media over last three decades.”