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Brief Biographies of Directors


Samit Ghosh

Mr. Samit Ghosh is the Non-Executive Director and Chairman of our Company. He founded the Company in 2004 and served as its MD & CEO until January 31, 2017. With the approval of the Reserve Bank of India, Mr. Samit Ghosh was designated and took charge as the MD & CEO of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Limited (the listed subsidiary of the Company) effective from February 01, 2017 and he retired on November 30, 2019 from this position on attaining the age of 70 years. Prior to founding Ujjivan, Mr. Samit Ghosh was a career banker with over 30 years of experience in India & overseas with a specialization in retail banking. He was part of the management team which launched retail banking with Citibank in 1985, Standard Chartered Bank in 1993 and HDFC bank in 1996 and his last employment prior to founding Ujjivan was in Bank Muscat. Mr. Samit Ghosh holds a master of business administration degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.


K.R. Ramamoorthy

Mr. K.R Ramamoorthy is the Non-executive, 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 and as consultant to The World Bank. He serves as an independent director on the boards of Subros Limited, Nilkamal Limited and Amrit Corp. Limited.


Abhijit Sen

Mr. Abhijit Sen is a Non-Executive, Independent 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 Trent Limited, Tata Investment Corporation Limited, Manappuram Finance Limited, Kalyani Forge Limited and Pramerica Life Insurance 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.


Ms. Mona Kachhwaha

Ms. Mona Kachhwaha is a Non-Executive, Independent Director of our Company. She has over 25 years of financial services industry experience, which includes 12 years with Caspian Impact Investment Advisers (2007-2019) and 13 years with Citibank N.A. (1994-2007). At Caspian, she managed the India Financial Inclusion Fund, a USD 89 Million impact fund with a focus on financial inclusion. She has also been a part of investment and credit committees of other funds managed by Caspian. She is currently on the boards of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Limited and MMTC-PAMP India Private Limited. She has graduated in Mathematics (Hons.) from Delhi University (1992) and holds an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur (1994). She completed an executive program in Private Equity from Said Business School, Oxford University in 2010.


Ittira Davis

Mr. Ittira Davis is the Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Company since July 01, 2018. He is an international banker with over 37 years of Corporate and Investment banking experience having worked extensively in the Middle East and Europe. He was with the Europe Arab Bank from July 2008 to October 2012 initially as the Managing Director – Corporate and Institutional Banking and then as an Executive Director of the Europe Arab Bank. He has previously worked with Citibank in India, the Arab Bank Group in the Middle East and Europe and was the Chief Operating Officer of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Limited (the wholly owned subsidiary of the Company) until June 30, 2018. Mr. Ittira Davis is a graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (1976).


Jayanta Basu

Mr. Jayanta Basu is a Non-Executive Director of our Company. He holds a 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 over 21 years of experience in the fields of investments. He is currently the Managing Partner at CX Advisors LLP. He has previously worked with Citibank India. He also serves as a director in Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Limited, Imperative Hospitality Private Limited and is a designated partner of CX Advisors LLP.


Anand Narayan

Mr. Anand Narayan is a Non-Executive Director of our Company. He currently serves as Managing Partner of Creador India. He joined Creador in 2011. Prior to joining Creador, he was a Partner and Director of Veda Corporate Advisors Private Limited, where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, sponsor coverage of private equity firms and raising structured debt for a number of mid-market corporates. He had also served in Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services as Vice President between 1994 -2006 and served various corporate entities like Zuari Agrochemicals and at Eicher Motors Ltd in the past in operational roles. Mr. Narayan holds an M.B.A. from IIM, Bangalore and graduated with honors in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Jaipur. He is also a non-executive director in Ashiana Housing Limited, Vectus Industries Limited, Paras Healthcare Private Limited and Redrock (India) Offshore Consultants Private Limited and is a designated partner of Creador Advisors India LLP.