Thirunavukkarasu (Thiru) R.

Thiru has been actively involved in the Indian microfinance sector since 2000. Thiru began his career with Dhan Foundation, where he initiated and managed the microfinance program in a rural block in Tamil Nadu state. He was also instrumental in promoting the microfinance programme of Dhan in the remote tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan through livelihood and agricultural intervention. Later, Thiru served as a consultant to Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Center for Microfinance, and Intellecap primarily in the development of business plans and capacity building for new institutions. Thiru joined Mimo Finance, a microfinance institution in 2006 as Operations Director and managed the daily company operations in North Indian states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. In 2011,

Thiru joined the founding team of Kinara to manage all field operations. Thiru’s key strength includes staff management/development, business planning, budgeting, community relations, and crafting creative solutions for new products/markets.

Thiru earned his Bachelors of Engineering from Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.