Leadership

Dr. Alok Misra

CEO & Director - MFIN

Dr. Alok Misra has 30 years of professional experience in international development, rural finance, microfinance, inclusive finance and research at both policy and implementation level. He started his career with India's apex rural development bank (NABARD) in 1992 wherein his work spanned financial sector supervision, institutional development, microfinance, agricultural/rural finance and rural livelihoods/MSME finance. He was also a part of the multi-institutional task force (2003-2004) responsible for setting up India's first online demutualized commodities exchange (NCDEX).

In 2008, he shifted to a global microfinance rating, policy analysis and technical advisory agency. Before coming to MFIN as CEO & Director, Dr. Misra was Professor and Chairperson, School of Public Policy & Governance at Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon. He has served as a board member of MFIN, Vaya Finserv and member of NABARD's strategic group on microfinance.

He is a member of Inclusive Finance India Group of Advisors, member of Digital finance working group constituted by ITU, Geneva. Dr. Misra is closely associated with international initiatives like SPTF and Smart Campaign and has worked across 24 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and Pacific. He has written numerous articles and reports and authored "Inclusive Finance India report" for two years.

Dr. Alok Misra holds a PhD in Development Studies from Victoria University of Wellington, Master in Development Management (Gold Medallist) from Asian Institute of Management, Manila. He was awarded ADB-Government of Japan scholarship for MDM programme and NZAID scholarship for his PhD. He has been trained at Harvard Business School in "Strategic leadership for Microfinance" and was a Fellow, Fletcher Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion at Tufts University.

The SROC provides oversight and direction to all the SRO functions. SROC members are as under:

Name Representative Organization
Dr Kshama Fernandes Independent Board Member, Non-Executive Vice Chairperson - Northern Arc Group
Mr Udaya Kumar Hebbar Industry Member, MD - CreditAccess Grameen Ltd.
Mr Vineet Chattree Industry Member, MD - Svatantra Microfin Pvt. Ltd.
Mr Manoj Kumar Sharma Independent Member, Director - MicroSave Consulting
Ms. Veena Mankar Independent Member, Founder and Chairperson - Swadhaar FinAccess
Dr Alok Misra Non-voting ex-officio Member, CEO & Director - MFIN
Dr Vinay Kumar Singh Member Secretary
  • Mr. Udaya Kumar Hebbar

    Chairperson
    MD-CreditAccess Grameen Ltd.

  • Mr Manoj Kumar Nambiar

    Vice-Chairperson
    MD – Arohan Financial Services Ltd.

  • Mr Vineet Chattree

    MD - Svatantra Microfin Pvt. Ltd.

  • Mr. Amardeep Singh Samra

    MD and CEO,
    Midland Microfin Ltd

  • Mr Abhisheka Kumar

    Co- Founder & MD
    Sindhuja Microcredit Pvt. Ltd.

  • Mr. Ankush Golechha

    Promoter & Director
    Aviral Finance Pvt Ltd.

  • Mr George K John

    Executive Director
    ESAF Small Finance Bank

  • Dr. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala

    Former Chairman, NABARD

  • Mr. Deepak Singhal

    Former Executive Director at Reserve Bank of India

  • Dr Kshama Fernandes

    Non-Executive Vice Chairperson - Northern Arc Group


MFIN has two Board Committees.

  • Nominations & Renumeration Committee
  • Audit Committee

MFIN has four Task Forces.

The Task Force on Advocacy & PR is responsible for steering and guiding the advocacy agenda within MFIN. It supports the Secretariat in drafting policy notes to various stakeholders including RBI, MoF and other Central & State Governments. The Task Force engages with key policy makers and sector participants to create a conducive policy and business environment for the industry. The composition of the Task Force is as under

Name Representative Organization
Mr Udaya Kumar Hebbar (Chair) MD, CreditAccess Grameen Ltd.
Mr Manoj Kumar Nambiar MD, Arohan Financial Services Ltd.
Mr Vineet Chattree MD, Svatantra Microfin Pvt. Ltd.
Mr Devesh Sachdev MD & CEO - Fusion Microfinance Pvt. Ltd.
Dr Alok Misra Member Secretary

The Task Force on Credit Bureau is responsible for strengthening the credit bureau ecosystem for the microfinance clients in the country. The composition of the Task Force is as under:

Name Representative Organization
Mr Vineet Chattree (Chair) MD, Svatantra Microfin Pvt. Ltd.
Mr Jugal Kataria Senior President, Satin Creditcare Network Ltd.
Mr Gururaj K S Rao Chief Audit Officer, CreditAccess Grameen Ltd.
Mr Ranjan Das Chief Risk Officer, Arohan Financial Services Ltd.
Mr Krishnadas Nair Head - Microfinance, Axis Bank Ltd.
Mr Gunjan Grover COO - Microfinance, Bajaj Finance Ltd.
Mr Chelladurai A National Head - Microfinance, Equitas Small Finance Bank Ltd.
Dr Vinay Kumar Singh Member Secretary

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