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.
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 EDII, Ahmadabad.
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.
Sean Nossel has been an Independent Director of Annapurna Finance since 2012. Mr Nossel has over 25 years of experience in insurance, investment banking and private equity in the USA and emerging markets. He currently leads pricing, risk analysis and structuring of mergers and acquisitions at Resolution Group, one of the leaders in consolidation of the insurance sector. Prior to this he was an Executive Director at JPMorgan and worked in investment banking, structured finance and equity research where he was a top rated equity analyst. Sean
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
Ms. Milena Loayza is Head of the Financial Sector department at BIO. She has been part of BIO´s team since 2012, and is responsible for making equity and debt investments in Financial Institutions throughout the emerging markets in which BIO operates. Before joining BIO she developed extensive knowledge of the banking sector working as a corporate banker managing a portfolio of middle sized enterprises and corporates at HSBC Bank, she also worked as an investment banker at BCP Bank in Peru.
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 etc.
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. Before 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. Samad has an association of more than 25 years while working with SIDBI invarious capacities at itsBranch, 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. 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.
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.
Mr. Bernhard Eikenberg is a Fund Manager with Bamboo Capital Partners. He leads Bamboo’s origination, execution and post-acquisition management and monitoring of transactions across the second Financial Inclusion Fund. Mr. Eikenberg joined the Financial Inclusion team at Bamboo in 2009, and in 2010 moved to set up and manage Bamboo’s regional office in Bogota and manage the investment activities in Latin America.