Bank of Baroda (BOB) was established on 20th July 1908 in the princely state of Baroda by the great visionary, Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad III. The founder strongly believed that, ” a bank of this nature would prove to be a beneficial agency for lending , transmission and deposit of money and a powerful factor in the development of art, industries and commerce of the state as also of adjoining territories”. Unlike other state-owned bank, BOB could maintain its unique identity and established a strong national presence even before independence, to all corners of the country.
The Bank was led by eminent personalities and great bankers like Shri V.D. Thakersey, Walchand Hirachand, R.D. Birla, N.M. Chokshi, M.G. Parikh and others.
BOB was amongst the first few banks to venture overseas by opening a branch at Mombasa in 1953. Today it has 38 branches and 23 offices of its overseas subsidiaries having presence in 16 overseas countries.
Bank of Baroda has 95 years of glorious performance and an uninterrupted profit record, serving generation after generation around the globe.