Ending the uncertainty over senior appointments at State Bank of India, Pratip Chaudhuri on Thursday took over the chairmanship of the country's largest lender.
Chaudhuri succeeds managing director R Sridharan, who was the acting chairman after O P Bhatt retired on March 31.
The government also issued notifications for the appointments of Diwakar Gupta, A Krishna Kumar and Hemant Contractor as managing directors.
While Chaudhuri would be at the helm of affairs at SBI for two and a half years (he would retire in September 2013), Gupta's term would end in July 2013. A Krishna Kumar would enjoy the longest tenure till, November, 2014, while Contractor's would end in April 2014.