Sahasrangshu Sinha, FRSA

Founding Director

Sahasrangshu is a Fellow of Royal Society of Arts (London), and was the co-chairman of Oxford Society for International Development (2011-12). He has worked for several global investment banks (Nomura, Barclays Capital, Lehman Brothers, Standard Chartered Bank, etc.) in Singapore, Tokyo and New York. He holds an MBA degree from the University of Oxford, England.

Prasanta Chakrabarty

Chief Executive Officer

Prasanta has more than 16 years rich management experience in micro-finance industry across various divisions - field operations, staff training, HR and overall operations. He executed various operational and management roles in Utsarga MFI, ASA International MFI and Uttrayan(NBFC MFI). He has a bachelors' degree from Burdwan University, along with various trainings from SIDBI.

Hemanth Valvekar


Hemanth has more than 40 years of experience at grassroot level NGOs., microfinance and banking. He is an ex-Head of the microfinance division at the RBL Bank, and also an ex-Chief Operating Officer (COO) of BASIX Microfinance (BSFL), which is the India’s oldest MFI. In addition to his long professional career in the banking and the microfinance sectors, Hemanth has been providing training to rural bankers at Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD) at the NABARD ; a leading agency supplying development and farm credit in rural areas. He is instrumental in promoting community based microfinance institute i.e. Anik Financial Service Ltd. in Marathwada of Maharashtra. Mr. Valvekar completed his Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) from the Osmania University, in Hyderabad India.

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