Anil Kumar is Executive Trustee and CEO of Axis Bank Foundation. He is a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. He has been in the banking industry for over 35 years. After joining as a Probationary Officer in 1979 and spending 35 years in commercial banking in State Bank of Travancore and Axis Bank, he assumed the responsibility as the Executive Trustee and CEO of Axis Bank Foundation in February 2015. The last assignment with the bank was as the global head of its FI and trade finance businesses .He is also Chairman and Managing Trustee of Akshara Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation operating in Palakkad, Kerala.