Left to Right: KBF Treasurer Bonny Thomas, KBF Secretary Riyas Komu, KBF President Bose Krishnamachari, SIB CEO & Managing Director V G Mathew, SIB CIO T J Raphael

South Indian Bank has pledged Rs. 1 crore in support of the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale

South Indian Bank, the largest Kerala-based private sector bank, has announced their association with the fourth edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale. SIB was one of the distinguished CSR patrons during the third edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2016. Continuing their fruitful partnership, South Indian Bank (SIB) has pledged 1 crore Rupees to Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF) as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility outreach, reinforcing the Bank’s commitment towards supporting art and culture in India.

The “Memorandum of Understanding” was signed on July 7, 2018 in Thrissur, Kerala by MD & CEO of South Indian Bank, V G Mathew, and KBF President, Bose Krishnamachari. The location of Thrissur holds special significance since the city holds the title of being the cultural capital of Kerala, and the birthplace of the Bank 90 years ago.

On the continuation of the Bank’s support, KBF co-founder and Secretary, Riyas Komu, remarked, “South Indian Bank’s partnership with Kochi Biennale Foundation sends a much-needed message about cultural investment: it is a vital future prospect for countries like India.”

“South Indian Bank always supported the cultural heritage of Kerala. Kochi-Muziris Biennale is the most important cultural event in the state and participating in it is a matter of privilege for the Bank,” said Mr. V.G.Mathew MD and CEO of South Indian Bank.

Kochi Biennale Foundation is proud and humbled to have the generous support of South Indian Bank, and continue working toward the upcoming edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, curated by Anita Dube.