Ms. Salila Pande 

President & Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Salila Pande is the President & CEO of the bank. She has more than 26 years of experience in banking, having worked in different geographies like India, Singapore, and the US. Ms. Pande is a Financial Risk Manager (FRM).


Mr. Richard Koh

EVP & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Richard Koh is the EVP&CFO of the Bank and has over 23 years of experience in public accounting and commercial banking. Mr. Koh was EVP&CFO of Pacific Commerce Bank, and was the Controller at the Center Financial Corporation, a publicly traded company. While there, he was deeply involved in taking the company public, SEC 10-K and 10-Q reporting, implementing FDICIA and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) internal controls. Mr. Koh is experienced in mergers and acquisitions, turning around troubled financial institutions, implementing sound policies and procedures, developing business strategies, budgeting, and risk management. Mr. Koh has Bachelor’s in Accounting, Master’s in Corporate Taxation from the University of Southern California and is a member of the California Society of CPAs.


Mr. David Wong

SVP & Chief Credit Officer

Mr. David Wong is the SVP, Chief Credit Officer of the Bank and has extensive lending and banking experience. He started with the bank in July of 2016. He oversees the Banks lending portfolio and is actively involved in developing and implementing the Loan Policies and Procedures for the Bank.


Mr. Jay Patel

SVP & Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Patel is the SVP, Chief Operating Officer at the Bank and he oversees both Branch and Back-Office Operations including Information Technology, Marketing and Human Resources. Mr. Patel began his banking career in 1996 with World Savings Bank in Santa Barbara, CA. Since then he has served in a variety of roles with multiple banks in operations, lending, finance, and technology. He has also worked in the FI specialty group at RSM US, LLP providing community banks with attestation and advisory services. Since joining State Bank of India (California), Mr. Patel has held several senior management roles prior to his current position and has also previously served as the Bank’s Information Security Officer for 3 years. Mr. Patel received his B.A. degree in Business Economics and Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara and is a licensed CPA (inactive). He lives in Yorba Linda, CA with his wife and two children.


Mr. Nihar Ranjan Lenka  

SVP & Regional Manager

Mr. Nihar Ranjan Lenka is the SVP, Regional Manager of the Bank. Mr. Nihar oversees the management of all the seven branches of SBIC and guides them in achieving their performance targets. He is a strong leader with nearly 20 years of experience in Commercial Credit, Retail Credit, and Branch Banking in the US & India. Mr. Nihar is an MBA in Finance.


Ms. Liang Ni

SVP & Chief Compliance & Risk Officer

Ms. Liang Ni is the SVP, Chief Compliance and Risk Officer of the Bank. Ms. Ni is a strategic leader with focus in the areas of Compliance, BSA and CRA. She is a licensed attorney and CAMS & CRCM certified with over 25 years of banking experience with large and small financial institutions.  



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