Management Team India
Supported and supervised by the Group Management Team, the management team in India is responsible for the daily management of the operations of Grameen Koota.
Udaya Kumar – Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Udaya joined CreditAccess Grameen Ltd. in 2010 as the CEO. He has close to thirty years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining CreditAccess Grameen Ltd. he was Associate Director at Barclays Bank. Other previous positions include Assistant Manager at Corporation Bank and Assistant General Manager at ICICI Bank, India’s second largest bank.
B.R. Diwakar – Chief Finance Officer
Diwakar is the Chief Financial Officer at CreditAccess Grameen Ltd. He has over 20 years experience in the finance field. Previously Diwakar served as the Commercial Head at ACCION International, a leading international microfinance network where he worked on establishing the Individual Lending business. Prior to this position, he was Head-Credit & Risk for Microfinance products at ICICI Bank, the second largest bank of India, where he oversaw all-India operations. Other previous positions include Manager at Small Industries Development Bank of India and Head Products at IFMR Trust.
Gururaj K S Rao – Vice President of Risk
Gururaj joined CreditAccess Grameen Ltd. in 2009 and currently serves as the company’s Vice President of Risk. Prior to joining the company, Gururaj spent ten years as Group Internal Auditor of the Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group. Based in Bahrain, this is one of the largest & oldest independent, family owned group of companies in the Persian Gulf region.
Gopal Reddy – Vice President of Operations (Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh)
Gopal is the Vice President of Operations (Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh) of CreditAccess Grameen Ltd. Gopal has been a part of CreditAccess Grameen Ltd. since 1999. He has been involved in various assignments from Operations, Credit Delivery to Grievance Redressal as well as Customers Relation & Recovery Management.
Arun Kumar B – Vice President of Information Technology
Arun is the Vice President of Information Technology at CreditAccess Grameen Ltd. since 2010. Arun began his career at Infosys Technologies Ltd. as a Software Engineer. He has also worked in the Service Quality team at Barclays Bank where he has helped the bank to set up its customer relationship management (CRM) system, strategy and processes in retail banking, led process improvements from customer perspective and managed customer research initiatives.
Anshul Sharan – Vice President of Strategy and Planning
Anshul is the Vice President of Strategy and Planning at CreditAccess Grameen Ltd. Anshul began his career as an Associate Consultant at the international consulting firm Capgemini. He then went on to become the Assistant Vice President at Indxx Capital, an international indexing and research company, before joining the company in 2012.
Srivatsa H.N. – Vice President of Operations (Karnataka & Tamil Nadu Operations)
Srivatsa is the Vice President of Operations (Karnataka & Tamil Nadu Operations). Prior to joining CreditAccess Grameen Ltd. in 2002, Srivatsa completed a long career at the NGO Bharath Swamukethi Samsthe. He has vast experience in managing various functions like audit, training, process improvement and has experience in different divisions of microfinance like business loans and group based loans in different geographies of the country.
Thrishuli - Vice President of Human Resources
Thrishuli is the Vice President of Human Resources at CreditAccess Grameen Ltd. He is a Certified Coach from Erickson International. He has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources in diverse sectors such as Logistics, Health Care, Consulting and Microfinance. Prior to joining CreditAccess Grameen, he was associated with DTDC Couriers, Wockhardt Hospitals, Adecco India and Janalakshmi Financial Services