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Board of Directors

Board Of Directors

Mr. Gobinda Chandra Pattanaik

Managing Director

Mr. Pattanaik has in-depth understanding of microfinance and has more than two decade of experience in implementing various developmental and micro enterprise activities. He is well known in the development sector for his thoughtful and innovative approaches. He long dreamt about setting up of this institution to be a pioneer in the field of women empowerment by creating sustainable livelihood avenues for them. He has also played key role in setting up various community based institutions; is an advisor to various District Administrations; besides being a member in various committee formed by the State Govt.

Mr. Gobinda Chandra Pattanaik

Mr. Dibyajyoti Pattanaik

Director

Mr. Pattanaik has over 12 years of experience in microfinance, micro-enterprise development and development sector consulting. He has worked with Public and Development Sector institutions in various roles before joining Peoples’ Forum as Program Head & CFO in 2007. He played a crucial role in the transformation of mission Annapurna to Annapurna Micro Finance Private Limited, which now operating as an NBFC-MFI across 10 states of India. He holds a Post Graduate in Management from Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmadabad with specialization in micro finance and micro enterprise management; he also holds a management certificate in microfinance from Boulder Institute of Management, USA.

Mr. Dibyajyoti Pattanaik

Mr. K. K. Tiwary

Independent Director

Mr. Tiwary is a Senior Chartered Accountant and has the expertise in various fields of audit, taxation, Project consultancy, Micro Finance, NBFC takeovers and financing activities. He has years of experience in development, control, audit and monitoring on microfinance activities.

Mr. K. K. Tiwary

Mr. Sean Leslie Nossel

Independent Director

Mr. Nossel has 20 years of immense experience in the field of Insurance, Investment Banking, Structure Finance, Private Equity and Financial Markets. He has worked with JP Morgan Investment Bank, US as an Executive Director prior to his assignments with global Corporate like ABN AMRO Securities and Liberty Life. He is currently with Resolution Group heading the US acquisitions.

Mr. Sean Leslie Nossel

Mr. Ashok Ranjan Samal

Independent Director

Mr. Samal has rich experience of more than 31 years in development banking with diverse and long association with Microfinance sector. He was serving as General Manager at SIDBI’s Head Office Lucknow looking after SIDBI Foundation for Microcredit (SFMC). He has extensive experience of dealing with NBFC-MFI by virtue of his long association with SFMC for more than 12 years as Deputy General Manager and General Manager. Mr. Samal is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB) and Post Graduate in English from Utkal University.

Mr. Ashok Ranjan Samal

Ms. Laetitia Counye

Nominee Director, BIO

Ms. Laetitia Counye has over 20 years long experience in the field of Investment Management, Private Equity and Development Finance. She has worked with ING, Partners @ Venture and Incofin Investment Management before joining BIO in 2012. She is currently working as Manager of the Financial Sector team.

Ms. Laetitia Counye

Mr. Sarath Naru

Alternate Director,BIO

Mr. Sarath Naru has been the Managing Director of APIDC Venture Capital Ltd. since 1995. Mr. Naru is the Founder and Managing Partner of Ventureast Fund Advisors India Limited. At VenturEast he has helped create one of the few realized track records in India, and has successfully pioneered investments in new sectors and investing approaches that other Fund Managers have found difficult. He has directly invested, or has overseen investments in more than 60 early-to-growth stage companies across technology, life-sciences, health care, consumer goods and infrastructure services sectors. Mr. Naru has significant experience and worked for Procter & Gamble in the area of brand management in the United States and United Kingdom. Mr. Naru holds an M.B.A. in Finance from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B. Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.

Mr. Sarath Naru

Mr. R.V. Dilip Kumar

Nominee Director, SVCL

Mr. R. V. Dilip Kumar has been with SIDBI Venture Capital Limited (SVCL) since its inception in 1999 and was part of the core team which had set up SIDBI Ventures, SIDBI Trustee Company and NFSIT. He represents SVCL on the Boards of some portfolio companies, where he has played an active role in building up systems and processes. Prior to joining SVCL in 1999, he was with SIDBI for nearly 8 years with experience in credit appraisal, accounts and audit functions. He is a Post Graduate in Commerce and Economics, AICWA, CS (Inter), PGDBA and CAIIB.

Mr. R.V. Dilip Kumar

Mr. Timir Haran Rashmi Samad

Nominee Director, SIDBI

Mr. Samad has an association of more than 25 years while working with SIDBI in various capacities at its Branch, Regional & Head Office. His association with SIDBI has given him a primacy in the microfinance industry. He currently serves as Deputy General Manager at the Bhubaneswar BO of SIDBI. Mr. Samad holds a Bachelors in Science (Geology).

Mr. Timir Haran Rashmi Samad

Mr. Florian Grohs

Nominee Director, Oikocredit

Mr. Grohs has more than 20 years of experience, in the development sector, having spent the last 15 years focused on rural finance and financial inclusion. Most of that time he worked for Oikocredit where he has held different positions including Director of Credit where he was responsible for the institution’s portfolio of approximately ₤900 Mn and managing 33 offices worldwide. He has also held several board positions in investee companies in Eastern Europe, as well as in Maanaveeya, Indian subsidiary of Oikocredit.

Mr. Florian Grohs

Ms. Christina Stefanie Juhasz

Nominee Director,WWB

Ms. Christina Juhasz is the Chief Investment Officer of Women’s World Banking Asset Management. She has worked for the organization since 2007, managing the Capital Partners Fund, directing equity investment into Women’s World Banking’s network members and other women-focused microfinance institutions, in order to provide responsible growth capital and demonstrate the business case for investing in women. Prior to joining the organization, she worked for the Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, and the U.S. Army. Ms. Juhasz holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy (West Point) and a Master’s in Business Administration from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She is also a 2013 Eisenhower Fellow.

Ms. Christina Stefanie Juhasz
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