New Delhi: Atul Kumar Goel Friday assumed charge as Managing Director and CEO of UCO Bank. Also Read - USA's Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Invites 3 Jamia Millia Islamia Alumni to Judge The Oscars

Prior to this assignment, he was executive director of Union Bank of India. Also Read - OPINION | Fans' Cringeworthy Reactions to 16-Year-Old TikTok Star Siya Kakkar's Death by Suicide Brings us to Square One of Mental Health Discussion

Goel takes over from RK Takkar who completed his three-year tenure on November 1, 2018. Also Read - PETA India Documents Cruelty to Jallikattu Bulls in Tamil Nadu, Urges Supreme Court to Strike Down The Sport

Goel, who holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce, is considered one of the youngest and dynamic executives in the banking industry, UCO Bank said in a statement.

He started his carrier as Chartered Accountant in Allahabad Bank in 1992 and worked various segments including corporate credit, foreign exchange and treasury, it said.