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Ganesh Kumar


Ganesh Kumar is Chief Strategy Officer, U.S. Business, leading banking initiatives in the continental United States, which are considered to be critical for achieving the company’s geographic diversification and expansion. Dr. Kumar is also the second ranked executive at OFG.

Since joining the company in 2004, Dr. Kumar has been instrumental in transforming OFG, implementing its strategic vision, leading acquisition and integration efforts, and spearheading its emergence as a premier retail bank in Puerto Rico. He is considered an expert on where banking, marketing, operations and technology come together.

From 2017-2023, he served as Chief Operating Officer, where he led business development and expansion in Puerto Rico. His being named COO culminated efforts to consolidate OFG’s retail functions, including digital banking, end to end, as part of OFG’s emphasis on achieving a clear differentiation in how it delivers products and services. Dr. Kumar also developed OFG’s U.S. commercial loan participation business.

From 2012-2017, Dr. Kumar served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Risk Officer, and Chief Operations Officer.

Before joining the company, he was a director of consulting at Gartner Inc. (NYSE: IT), an industry leading research and advisory firm, where he assisted a wide array of financial service companies develop technology-enabled strategies and operational plans to meet desired results. Prior to Gartner, he was a manager at McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) from 1997 to 1999; a planning and technology architect at Intercontinental Hotels Group (NYSE: IHG) from 1995 to 1997; and a consultant to financial services clients worldwide from 1986 to 1995.

Dr. Kumar holds a doctorate in management from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, where he is a member of the Alumni Advisory Council.