NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN AND INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
NOMINEE DIRECTOR OF KEDAARA CAPITAL
NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CEO
Ms. Mitra comes with over a decade of rich experience in mass market, microfinance, credit ratings and consulting. She is a director in Positron Services, a boutique consulting firm assisting clients in maximizing performance. She also holds a directorship position in Development Equities Private Limited. She is engaged in consulting assignments involving institutions focused on Bottom of the Pyramid clients, Marketing Research and Advisory for wholesale insurance companies, and Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) – including incubation, strategic planning, product design, headhunting and financial advisory (debt & equity). She is also engaged in capacity building need assessment on behalf of donor agencies and funding institutions, and helps the CSR wings of various corporate houses. She holds a Masters Degree in Rural Management Assessment.
Mr. Capoor, is a Fellow member of the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance and holds a Masters degree in Commerce. He joined the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in 1962 and served as the Deputy Governor prior to his retirement in 2001. During service with RBI, he was also appointed on the Board of several Banks, such as Bank of Baroda, State Bank of India, National Housing Bank, NABARD and Exim Bank. After his retirement from RBI, he was appointed as the Chairman of HDFC Bank, Agriculture Finance Corporation and on the Board of Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd. (BSE). Currently, he serves on the Board of several prominent companies including LICHFL Trustee Company Private Limited, West End Housing Finance Limited etc. He was also a member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Indore from 2003 to 2011.
Mr. Vaidya is qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (England and Wales) and has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Bombay University. He was the Country Head of Schroder Ventures’ activity in India from March 1995 to March 2008 and served on the Board of each Schroder Ventures investee company in India. Prior to joining Schroder Ventures, he spent much of his career in Industry holding a variety of positions in Singapore, Indonesia and India. He also served on the International Advisory Board of NASDAQ for eight years. Presently he is the Chairman of Strides Shasun Ltd, a Director in Apollo Hospital Enterprise Ltd, Indraprastha Medical Corporation Ltd, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, UTI Capital Pvt Ltd, Suntec Business Solutions Pvt Ltd, PPN Power Generating Co Pvt Ltd, Marudhar Hotels Pvt Ltd, Stelis Biopharma Pvt Ltd and Designated partner at Spiracca Ventures LLP.
Mr. Kamath is the former Chairman & Managing Director of Punjab National Bank (2009-14), where he was the youngest CMD of a nationalized bank in India. He also served as Chairman of PNB Housing Finance at that time, and oversaw the transformation and rapid growth of that business. Prior to his assignment at PNB, Mr. Kamath spent almost 30 years in Corporation Bank, before moving on to Bank of India as Executive Director and then to Allahabad Bank as Chairman & Managing Director. He has also been the Chairman of the Indian Banks Association for two years and consistently figuring in the Top 100 India Inc. Most Powerful CEOs surveyed by Economic Times during 2010-2014.
Mrs. Reddy hails from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. After her post-graduation in management, she worked in an NGO and later in 1998, started ‘Spandana’. Microfinance became her calling as she went searching for a scalable, viable, sustainable model of social development – especially focused at low-income women. Over time, she has built Spandana Sphoorty into an organization with 8,000+ employees and borrower base of 2 million+. She has pursued various trainings on Microfinance – all CGAP modules on Microfinance, a course on Microfinance at Naropa University, U.S.A, Credit and Micro Enterprise Development Training from Durham University Business School, U.K Market Research for Micro Finance at Uganda etc.
Sunish is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Kedaara Capital, a private equity investment firm focused on India. Prior to co-founding Kedaara Capital, Sunish served as a Managing Director at the global private equity firm, General Atlantic where he joined from McKinsey and Company in 2004. He has invested in technology, financial services, consumer and pharmaceutical businesses through his career. In the year 2011, he was listed in the “25 hottest young executives below 40 in India” by Business Today and in September 2013, he was profiled as one of “Asia’s 25 most influential people in private equity” by Asian Investor. Sunish graduated with honours from Delhi University and holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta where he was a gold medalist.
Mr. Kartik, holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is a Director at Kedaara Capital. He also worked as an Associate Director in the Mumbai office of the global investment firm Temasek Holdings. Prior to Temasek Holdings, he worked as an Investment Banker in New York, at Merrill Lynch and Perella Weinberg Partners, and also as a Summer Associate at Warburg Pincus.
Mr. Chauhan, has more than three decades of rich experience in banking including handling Overseas operations, Regions and Zonal Offices. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Jiwaji University. He started his career in 1979 as Direct Recruited Officer in Bank of Baroda and was elevated as General Manager in February 2010. He joined Central Bank of India as Executive Director in August 2013 and he was overseeing the portfolios such as Retail Banking, Information Technology, Transaction Banking, Priority Sector, MSME and Recovery. He was the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Oriental Bank of Commerce for the period December 2014 to June 2017. He was also serving on the Board of Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Co. Ltd, India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited, Indian Institute of Banking & Finance and member of Indian Bank Association and National Institute of Banking Studies and Corporate Management.
Mr. Swaroop is an experienced professional with over 40 years in the Financial Services and Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry. He has built and led businesses across geographies in India and Asia. Currently, he is an operating partner at Kedaara Capital, visiting faculty at S P Jain Institute of Management, and an independent director on the boards of SBFC Finance, Avanse Capital and HDFC Securities. His last full time role was with Standard Chartered as Regional CEO, South East Asia and Singapore. Previously he has worked with Pond's India, Hindustan Unilever, Bank of America, and HDFC Bank in various leadership roles. He has also held board positions at Bank of Permata Indonesia, CDSL India, PNB Metlife India and Standard Chartered subsidiaries in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Mauritius and Nepal. He holds a mechanical engineering degree from IIT - Delhi, a post-graduate diploma in Business Administration from IIM - Ahmedabad and a postgraduate diploma in Retail Bank Management from the University of Virginia.
Mr. Shalabh Saxena has over 28 years of strong experience in Consumer Banking and
Life Insurance industry. Throughout his career, he has run large profit centres and
SBUs across various business lines in Life Insurance and Consumer Banking. Core
competence and exposure revolves around distribution and handling sales in large
business environments, Marketing, Strategy, Information Technology, Planning,
Alliances and Acquisitions. An Economics Graduate with MBA in Marketing from B K
School of Management, Ahmedabad, he has previously worked with Bharat Financial
Inclusion Limited as MD & CEO, Chief Operating Officer of HSBC Life Insurance,
and other roles in ING Life Insurance & Standard Chartered Bank.