Shri S.N.A.Jinnah : Chief General Manager, NABARD, Karnataka Regional Office, Bangalore.
Shri S.N.A.Jinnah, CGM took over the charge of Karnataka Regional office, Bangalore on June 24, 2011 from Dr. VenkateshTagat,CGM, and was appointed as the Director on the Board of NABFINS on July 28, 2011. Shri Jinnah is an Agricultural Graduate from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and a post-graduate in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has worked in various parts of the country in different capacities such as District Development Manager, Tanjavoour, Faculty Member in BIRD, Lucknow and as a Senior Executive in Kerala, Odisha as well as at NABARD Head Office, Mumbai. He has close to three decades of development banking experience and has contributed to developing approaches for livelihood based on sustainable natural resource management, and development banking for the poor.Shri Jinnah has widely travelled and has taken up consultancy assignments for IFAD, SAARC fund, SDC etc., in India and abroad.
Shri. SS. Bhat : General Manager, Canara Bank, Head Office, Bangalore
Shri. SS. Bhat, GM was appointed as the Director on the Board on December 22, 2011,is a post graduate in Agricultural Science and also qualified in CAIIB and PGDCA. He had a rich experience of nearly 32 years in Canara Bank and worked in rural, semi urban metro branches, small, large, exceptionally large branches, Divisional Office, Regional Office, Circle Office and Head office in all tiers of the Bank. Presently he is heading Priority Credit and Financial Inclusion Wing having vast experience in Rural Credit and Micro Finance. He had undergone various trainings such as Micro Finance at Asia Pacific Centre, Manila, Philippines, Bank Assurance Soft Skill Training at Singapore, Commodity Futures by FMC etc and attended Management Development Programme by IIM, Bangalore, Leadership Development, Awareness Programme in Core Banking by IBM, Credit Management Programme, Executive Effectiveness / Skill Development, etc.He was awarded as the best AEO of Bangalore Circle, Best Bank Award for promoting rural development by President of India, instituted by United National Council for Indian Youth, FICCI award for Rural Development and Self Employment Training Institutes, Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the Institute of Directors, the first Indian Bank to receive the award etc. His contributions are in setting up SME Sulabhs, Micro Finance Branches, Canara Financial Advisory Trust, Merger of 4 RRBs in Karnataka and 3 RRBs in Uttar Pradesh. He is Director on the Board of the Regional Rural Bank, Managing Trustee of Canara Bank Centenary Rural Development Trust and Editor of in house magazine ‘Farm Digest ‘.
Shri. Ajay Seth, IAS : Principal Secretary to Government for Budget & Resources, Govt. of Karnataka
Shri. Ajay Seth, IAS was appointed as the Director on the Board on June 21, 2011,is an Indian Administrative Officer from 1987 batch and belongs to Karnataka cadre. Currently he isPrincipal Secretary to government for Finance & Budget under finance department. He has held various positions for Central and State Governments at different times. He has myriad and vast experience in finance, budget, economic affairs and e-governance. He has been an advisor to Economic affairs wing of Asian Development Bank from 2004-2008. He is also a Board member in Mysore paper mills Ltd, Karnataka Forest development Corporation and State beverages corporation Ltd. He belongs to the state of Uttar Pradesh and holds a graduate degree in Mechanical engineering. He has undergone training and has experience in financial management, computers, policy making in energy and environment at national and international.
Prof. M.S. Sriram : Visiting Faculty at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Prof. M.S. Sriram, Sriram is currently a Visiting Faculty at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and Distinguished Fellow of the Institute for Development of Research in Banking Technology [IDRBT] – an institute set up by RBI, where he spends a part of his time. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Management Udaipur. He was till March 2010 the ICICI Bank Lalita D Gupte Chair Professor of Microfinance, and Chairperson Finance and Accounting Area at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad [IIMA].
Prior to working in IIMA, he was the first Vice President [Finance and Information] at BASIX, the first commercial microfinance institution of India. He was on the faculty of Institute of Rural Management Anand for 6 years. Sriram did significant work on co-operatives when he was at IRMA – a large part of the work pertaining to agricultural credit co-operatives. His later work was largely in the field of agricultural finance, microfinance, and livelihoods. He has extensively published academic papers on microfinance and authored many cases. He is also the co-author of two Books - Beyond Micro-credit published by Sage-Vistaar and Flow of Credit to Small and Marginal Farmers published by Oxford IBH.
In addition to the academic and consulting work he has served on several committees set up by the Government of India, RBI and NABARD, contributing directly to policy making. In addition Sriram has also taught in the Solvay Brussels School of Business and Economics, SPJain Center of Management in Dubai and Singapore, and delivered sessions in several academic institutions in India. He is also on the editorial boards of Vikalpa [Journal of Decision Makers, IIMA], Journal of Agribusiness in Emerging Economies, and Rural Finance Learning Centre of FAO.
Dr. B.S.Suran : Chief General Manager Micro Credit Innovations Department (mCID), NABARD, Mumbai
Dr. B.S.Suran, is a PhD and a certified associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. Trained at the Centre for Development Training, University of Wolverhampton, UK, he specializes in rural development projects. He presently serves NABARD as a senior level executive in the microCredit Innovations Department at its Head office at Mumbai. He has professional experience in rural / agricultural finance, and Rural Development spanning over two and half decades. Having been associated with NABARD’s microFinanceprogramme, since its early stages, he has been instrumental in undertaking National level studies on informal savings and credit groups, designing financial products for the poor and also strategizing the expansion of the SHG-Bank Linkage programme. He has also initiated a few pilot projects in microFinance& other related areas. He was also with the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, on a sabbatical assignment researching on cost allocation in multi-functional NGOs and financial diaries of the poor.
Shri L D Rewatkar : Deputy General Manager Union Bank of India, Bangalore
Shri L D Rewatkar, is a post graduate in Agricultural Science and has also completed CAIIB. He has a rich experience of working in Rural, Semi-Urban and Urban territories for over 28 years in Union Bank of India. Presently he is heading the Bangalore region of Union Bank of India.
His major contribution at Union Bank of India have been in the fields of NPA and Recovery Management, Customer Complaint and Relationship Management and Business Growth under different parameters
Shri. R. Ramaseshan, IAS:Managing Director and CEO, NCDEX.
Shri. R. Ramaseshan, IAS was appointed as the Director on the Board on September 14, 2012, is an Indian Administrative Service from 1982 batch and belongs to Karnataka cadre. Currently he is the Managing Director and CEO of NCDEX. He has held various positions for Central and State Governments at different times. He has myriad and vast experience in corporate finance, financial markets, public finance and tax reforms and in the use of information technology in organizations for managing change. He has been the chairman of KPC Bidadi Power Corporation Ltd, Managing Director of Karnataka State Beverages Corporation L and as a Director on the Board of Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd and Bangalore Stock Exchange. Heis qualified in B.E. Electronics, MBA and faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, 1997 and a fellow member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.>