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Jijy Oommen

Jijy comes with over 21 years of experience in Information Technology Management Roles with a well-balanced competency in all key areas of IT such as Applications, Infrastructure, Communication Systems, Digital Technologies, Project/Program Management, Operations and Governance. She spent almost two decades in financial services industry during which she headed technology departments of retail financial majors such as Bajaj Capital Ltd and Manappuram Finance Ltd. Prior to joining Kinara Capital, she headed technology for Wonderla Holidays Ltd. During her work in all these organizations, she successfully…

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Vincent Arokianathan

Vincent has around 18 years of total experience with a specific focus on training & development. Vincent began his career in the IT & ITES space and moved to the BPO industry where he discovered his passion for Training & Development, Later he was anchoring “Campus to Corporate Training Programs” for new graduates to become job ready. In 2010, Vincent joined Janalakshmi Financial Services and built the training team, created the concept of blended learning, designed and developed the Learning Management System. Later, with Jana…

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Rajesh Agarwal

Rajesh has 22 years of experience, of which, 14 years are in Banking and Finance sector. He has handled many different retail products ranging from personal loans to mortgages for both sales and recovery in organizations such as Vistaar, HDB, Fullerton, Indusind Bank and ICICI Bank. Rajesh is a Bachelor of Commerce from DG Vaishnava College, MBA from IGNOU and CAIIB from IIBF.

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Aruna Venkatachalam

Aruna has over 23 years of experience in Banking, Financial Services and Inclusion Financing. Aruna worked previously at Janalakshmi Financial Services as Head of Chairman’s Office and designed and executed several innovative strategic and employee engagement projects. Prior to that she worked at TMC Development, a leading small business lending institution in San Francisco, CA. She has also worked at ABN Amro Bank and Cholamandalam Financial Services in India, across corporate lending, bullion trading and retail lending desks. Aruna holds a Masters Degree in Commerce…

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Soham Sen

Soham brings 12+ years of experience across technology, finance, and economic development to Kinara Capital. Prior to joining, he built and deployed a credit product for small food and grocery traders at a VC backed technology startup based in Bangalore. He started his career coding at Appian, then a tech start-up and now a multi-billion dollar software company near Washington, DC. Since then, Soham has followed a wide variety of interconnected interests across the world. He ran a non-profit promoting the right to information in…

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Riji K.

Riji, has over 12 years of experience in BFSI segment handling back office Business Operations & Credit underwriting for auto loans & commercial vehicle loans. She worked with Cholamandalam Investments and Finance company limited for more than a decade. During her tenure with Chola, she was instrumental in streamlining the back office operations & application process automation. She also brings in 2 years of experience in Training & Employee Development. Riji is a MBA Gold Medalist from Bharathiyar University where she did her Post graduate…

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Agustín Vitórica

Agustin is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of GAWA Capital, Spain’s leading impact investing firm. Agustin has been instrumental in introducing the impact investing asset class in Spain among private and institutional investors, having involved in this endeavor one of Spain’s leading banks and high caliber board members. Agustin has more than 15 years of experience in venture capital and private equity investments, having served as the CEO of one of Spain’s largest family offices. As an investor he has served as Board Member of 10…

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Ranjit Shah

Ranjit is Managing Partner and Co-founder of Gaja Capital, a leading mid-market growth capital firm in India. Gaja Capital’s aim is to help create India’s next generation of market leaders and has invested in sectors such as Financial Services, Consumer and Education. Ranjit has over 36 years of India based experience in consulting, financial services, CFO and CEO level positions and Private Equity. Ranjit holds an MBA from The Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering…

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Ishwara Bhat K.

Ishwara brings 10+ years of deep credit risk operations experience working across different loan products types from micro-finance to small business lending across banks as well as NBFCs. Ishwara started his career as a credit executive at ICICI and later at Muthoot, he was responsible for small business loans across Karnataka. At Ujjivan, he was handling 50K customers across 10 branches for MFI and individual lending portfolio. Ishwara joined Kinara in the early stage as employee #6 as Credit Manager. He has been instrumental in…

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Sunil Gulati

Sunil Gulati is the Chairman of Merisis Advisors, a boutique investment bank and is an Independent Director on the Boards of Varthana Finance, a NBFC focused on financing affordable private schools; CoinTribe Technologies, a leading FinTech company providing financing solutions for SMEs; and Empays Payment Services, a RBI licensed player providing domestic and cross-border payment services. He is a Strategic Advisor to Suryoday Microfinance in their journey to become a Small Finance Bank and to Insense, a company that allows merchants to provide targeted offers…

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