MFIN Team drives key policy changes, builds a positive sector perception, undertakes data analytics and ensures adherence of microfinance providers to industry standards. With over 96 Members under its umbrella, MFIN, led by the Association CEO and governed by a strong Board, developed this energetic team comprising subject experts, carefully handpicked for knowledge and expertise in their respective domain.

Working across the key verticals of Advocacy and Development, SRO, State Initiatives and Communications, this team is a mix of highly dedicated and passionate people comprising data experts, fintech doyens, policy advocacy professional, local field experts, customer grievance teams, and regulatory experts, who leave no stone unturned to meet the requirements of the sector. The team is equally sensitive to the end customer - the BOP borrower whom the sector serves.

It is this experienced and professional team that engages with the multiple stakeholders of the industry including regulators, financial institutions, credit bureau, central and state administration, media, analysts, and several others, building a responsive ecosystem for the providers to operate in.

This team is backed by equally proficient support function staff, trying to increase efficiencies and streamline working.

Our People

Dr. Alok Misra

CEO & Director


With three decades of professional expertise in international development, rural finance, microfinance, and inclusive finance, Dr. Alok Misra has made significant contributions at both policy and implementation levels. Commencing his career in 1992 with India's apex rural development bank, NABARD, he engaged in financial sector supervision, institutional development, microfinance, and agricultural/rural finance, along with a focus on rural livelihoods and MSME finance.
Dr. Misra's diverse career also includes being instrumental in the establishment of India's inaugural online demutualized commodities exchange (NCDEX) as part of a multi-institutional task force from 2003 to 2004. In 2008, he transitioned to a global role, focusing on microfinance rating, policy analysis, and technical advisory services.
Prior to his role as CEO & Director at MFIN, Dr. Misra served as a Professor and Chairperson at the School of Public Policy & Governance at Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon. He has been actively involved in various capacities, including board membership at MFIN, Vaya Finserv, and as a member of NABARD's strategic group on microfinance.
Dr. Misra is a Board member of the South Asia Micro-Entrepreneurs Network (SAMN) and BFSI sector Skill council of India. His global engagement encompasses work in 24 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Pacific. He has authored numerous articles and reports, including the "Inclusive Finance India report" for several years.
Holding a PhD in Development Studies from Victoria University of Wellington, Dr. Alok Misra's academic background includes a Master's in Development Management (Gold Medallist) from the Asian Institute of Management, Manila. He received the ADB-Government of Japan scholarship for the MDM program and the NZAID scholarship for his PhD. He is a Fellow in the Fletcher Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion from Tufts University and also underwent trained at Harvard Business School in "Strategic Leadership for Microfinance".

For any Help/Enquiry: