Dr. Deepak Kumar


Dr. Deepak Kumar took over as the Director of the Institute on May 02, 2024.

Prior to joining as Director of IDRBT, he was serving as Executive Director, Reserve Bank of India. As Executive Director, Dr. Kumar has looked after Foreign Exchange Department, Department of Communication and Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation. Prior to this, he was heading the Department of Information Technology, Reserve Bank of India.

Dr. Kumar was a Director on the Board of the Indian Overseas Bank, National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), Indian Financial Technology & Allied Services (IFTAS), Reserve Bank Information Technology Private Limited (ReBIT), Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH), and on the Governing Council of Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT).

Dr. Kumar brings with him banking experience of more than three decades, from September 1990, working across the spectrum of central banking functions covering both policy making and project management in the areas of Information Technology, Cyber Security, Payment Systems, Banking Supervision, Currency Management, Human Resource Management, Foreign Exchange Management, etc.

Dr. Kumar is a Post Graduate in Economics and has obtained his Ph.D. on the subject ‘Impact of Computerisation on the Banking Industry during Nineties – An Evaluation’. He has a PG Diploma in International Marketing from the Delhi School of Economics and CAIIB from IIBF. Of late, he has obtained online Certificates on emerging technologies from various online channels.