K.R Ramamoorthy is the Non-executive Chairman and Independent Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor's degree in arts from Delhi University and bachelor's degree in law from Madras University. He is also a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He is the former chairman and managing director, Corporation Bank and former chairman & chief executive officer, ING Vysya Bank. He has served as an advisor to CRISIL, a reputed credit rating agency in India and as consultant to The World Bank. He serves as an independent director on the boards of National Securities Clearing Corporation Limited, Subros Limited, Nilkamal Limited and other leading companies and is a trustee of Canara Robeco Mutual Fund.
Samit Ghosh is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of our Company. He founded our Company in 2005 as a microfinance firm for the urban poor. Mr Ghosh was a career banker for 30 years and worked both in South Asia and the Middle East. He started his career with Citibank in 1975 and later worked with Standard Chartered Bank, HDFC Bank and the Bank Muscat, and holds a master of business administration degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He was the past President of Microfinance Institutions Network and the chairman of Association of Karnataka Microfinance Institutions (AKMI) and is a board member of Stichting to Promote Women's World Banking.
Sunil Patel is a Non-Executive, Independent Director of our Company. He is a practicing chartered accountant and former director of A. F. Ferguson and Co. and former partner of A. F. Ferguson Associates. He was an independent director in L&T Investment Management Limited from 1997 to 2013. He is a chartered accountant and holds a master's degree in business administration from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania.
Vandana Viswanathan is a Non-Executive, Independent Director of our Company. She is a co-founder of Cocoon Consulting, a management and human relationship consulting firm. She had co-founded the firm in 2001. She holds a master's degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and a bachelor's degree in science from Bangalore University.
Nandlal Sarda is a Non-Executive, Independent Director of our Company. He is a professor in the department of computer science and engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He received his master's degree in technology and doctorate in philosophy from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He served as director on the boards of Union Bank of India, The Clearing Corporation of India Limited, and Andhra Bank. He is director on the boards of IDBI Intech Limited and Cybertech Systems and Software Limited.
Abhijit Sen is a Non-Executive Director of our Company. He retired from Citibank N.A. India after serving for over 18 years, last position being managing director - chief financial officer. He was also a director of Citicorp Services India Limited and other locally incorporated citi entities. He currently serves on several boards including IDFC Bank and Trent Limited. In the past, he has served on the board of NSDL e-governance Infrastructure Limited. He holds a bachelors honors degree in engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and a post-graduate diploma in business management from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
Jayanta Basu is a Non-Executive Director of our Company. He has done his post graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a bachelor's degree in economics from University of Delhi. He has approximately 19 years of experience in the fields of investments. He is currently a Designated Partner at CX Advisors LLP. He has previously worked with Citibank India.
Amit Gupta is a Non-Executive Director of our Company. He is one of the founding partners and chief operating officer of NewQuest Capital Advisors (HK) Limited. He oversees India and south east Asia business for NewQuest Capital Advisors (HK) Limited. He represents NewQuest Capital Advisors (HK) Limited on board of Om Logistics Limited and Ittiam 156 Systems Private Limited. He holds post graduate diploma in management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, where he was placed in Director's Merit List for his performance and an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Kurukshetra University.
Venkatesh Natarajan is a Non-Executive Director of our Company. He joined Lok Advisory Services Private Limited in 2006 with over 12 years of experience in early stage venture capital, product development and marketing. He holds an MBA from Cornell University and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State. He serves as a director in many other companies including Lok Advisory Services Private Limited, Equitas Finance Limited and Suryoday Micro Finance Limited.
Anadi Charan Sahu
Anadi Charan Sahu is a Non-Executive, Nominee Director of our Company. He started his career with IDBI in 1982 and has over 30 years' experience. After initially working in IDBI, he moved to SIDBI in 1990, on its formation. In SIDBI, he has headed its various departments/branches at different states in the country. He took charge of Bengaluru region since September 01, 2015 as regional head of SIDBI. He holds a master's degree in commerce Ravenshaw College, Cuttack and a degree in law from Utkal University. He is also an associate of Indian Institute of Bankers.