Team

Anil Kumar SG
Promoter and CEO

Two principle drivers of business are working with CBOs representing the small and marginal farmers at the supply side and Agri Enterprises at the demand side. This integrated approach of the supply side and demand side interventions make Samunnati’s value chain finance model very effective.

Gurunath N
Head – Business & Operations

Guru has over 30 years of experience in the banking and financial services space and started his career with TMB and moved to ICICI where he served in various roles for 15 years. Guru has also played key roles across Business and Operations in IFMR group of companies where has also served as CEO of a NBFC (Pudhuaaru Financial Services Private Limited) while at IFMR.

Nitin Chaudhary
Head – Investor Relations,Strategy and Innovations

Nitin has over a decade of experience in designing and distributing financial services to low income households. Before Samunnati, Nitin was Executive Director of Micro Pension Foundation and was head of VISA’s Payments and Financial Inclusion Lab in India. Prior to joining the Micro Pension Foundation, he worked at Invest India Micro Pensions, as their Head of Operations.He has earlier worked with IFMR Rural Channels and Center for Microfinance

Sridhar Easwaran
Head – Credit

Sridhar has 30 years of experience in Banking Operations, Project Management, System implementation & Risk Management. He started his career with PriceWaterhouse Coopers & later moved to HDFC Bank. Prior to joining Samunnati, Sridhar played a key role in setting up Retail Banking Operations for global MNC‟s & was COO for a leading NBFC.

Mr. Narayan Iyer
Sr. Vice President – Corporate Business

Narayan Iyer is a PGDM from IIM Calcutta. Prior to joining Samunnati, Narayan was with Rabobank International heading Client Coverage and Loan products. He comes with overall 24 years of experience. During his stint with Rabobank, Narayan was responsible for

He has also served as member of Credit Committees (Asia & India), ALCO, Risk Management Committee and various other groups engaged in managing the bank’s business in India. Narayan has managed client relationships in Food and Agribusiness with companies like Tata Global Beverages Group, Adventz Group, B.C. Jindal Group, Jain Irrigation, K.K. Modi Group, M&M, Tata Chemicals, B.K. Birla Group, Venkateshwara Group among several others.

Prior to Rabobank, Narayan was with Hindustan Unilever and ICRA covering companies from several industries

Ritesh Nair
Head -Internal Audit and Controls

Ritesh has more than 18 years of experience in the financial services & banking in areas of Retail Assets Underwriting, Internal Control, Anti Money Laundering Operations. Prior to joining Samuunati, Ritesh was associated with IFMR Rural Channels as Head – Internal Control. He has previously worked with Citibank, Citifinancial, IndusInd Bank,Repco Bank, and Thomas Cook.

Ravi Aparanji

Ravi Aparanji has over 20 years of experience in Corporate Banking with extensive experience in Credit Risk and Relationship Management. Prior to joining Samunnati, Ravi was associated with The Bank of Nova Scotia, Kuala Lumpur in their Credit function. He is a masters in enginering (Production Engineering) and has completed certifications in Corporate Finance, Accounting & Business Laws, and Corporate Valuations.