Board Of Directors



Mr.V.P.Nandakumar, Post graduate in Science, with additional qualifications in Banking & Foreign Trade. He is the Managing Director & CEO of Manappuram Finance Ltd... In December 2013, he took part in a Global Strategic Leadership Program at the Wharton Business School, Philadelphia (USA). He acts as a managing Committee member of leading trade and industry associations such as ASSOCHAM and FICCI. He is the Chairman of the Kerala state council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He promoted Manappuram Finance Ltd. in 1992 and today the company has a pan-India presence with 3747 branches across 27 Indian states. Business Today, a leading business magazine, ranked him among India’s Top 100 CEOs. Earlier, in December 2013, Business World had listed his name amongst India’s Most Valuable CEOs. He is widely recognized as a leading wealth creator for investors in India’s stock market circles.

Mr.S.V.Raja Vaidyanathan


Mr.S.V.Raja Vaidyanathan, B.Tech (IIT Madras), MBA (IIM Calcutta), AICWAI, ACS and has more than 36 years of experience in the field of Financial services, Infrastructure, Media, Telecom & Retail sectors in large private sector. He is the founder Chairman and currently also the Managing Director of the Company.

Mr. Gautam Saigal


Mr. Gautam Saigal, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a post graduate in Commerce from the Calcutta University. Mr. Gautam Saigal is founder partner of Pachira Financial Services LLP. He has over 24 years of experience in financial services covering private equity investment, investment banking and advisory services. Till mid-2013, Gautam was the Managing Director of AA Indian Development Capital Advisors Ltd., advisors to the India dedicated mid-market focussed private equity fund launched by the Ashmore Group and Alchemy Partners, UK. Prior to this, he was Vice President, AIG Global Investment Group (Asia) andCo-Head of its India private equity advisory practice.Gautam has been a member of the Board of Directors and Board Committees in several companies including in Financial services, Telecom, Energy distribution, Healthcare, IT services, Consumer products, logistics, Infrastructure etc.

Mr. V.R.Rajiven


Mr. V.R.Rajiven, is an IPS officer, retired in 2010 as Director General of Police & Commandment General, Fire & Rescue Services, and Kerala. He was the CEO of M/s KGS Nelsun Kraft Paper Manufacturing Mill (Cochin Kagaz Ltd.) at Karukutty, Angamaly, and a subsidiary of KGS Corporate Group Chennai.



Mr.B.N.Raveendrababu, Post Graduate in Commerce with additional qualification in Management Accounting from the U.K. He occupied senior positions in Finance and Accounts in various organizations in the Middle East.

Smt Kalpana Iyer FCA


Smt Kalpana Iyer FCA, Post graduate in chartered accountant and ex-business head of Citibank-Micro finance division. Presently working as a management consultant in Mumbai. She has more than 27 years of work experience. She was the head of the Micro Finance lending business for Citibank in India. She has also worked with Private Equity firms in due diligences and enabling investments in the financial services sector. More recently, she has worked with an NBFC MFI apply to the Reserve Bank of India for a Small Finance Bank license. Expertise in identifying & building new business models and opportunities, managing people, driving strategy and execution, providing business support in key functional areas such as Financial control , Planning human capital management and Evaluating and managing external partners and service providers.



Mr.A.Ramanathan, M.B.A. He retired as a Chief General Manager from NABARD in Micro Credit innovations Department. He is expert in Institutional Development, Organisational Development, Organisational Behaviour, Small Business Development, Training need assessment, Training techniques etc. He has more than 35 yrs of rich experience in the banking industry.

Mr. D R Dogra


Mr. D R Dogra , MBA (Finance), Former Managing Director & CEO of CARE Ratings.Have around 39 years of experience in the financial sector in the areas of banking and credit rating. He is expertise in product conception and development across all sectors including Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Finance and SME among others. Have maintained a high growth trajectory after taking over as acting Managing Director and made CARE the second largest rating agency. He has worked closely with the Government of India, especially the Department of Economic Affairs and Government of Maharashtra (Progressive Maharashtra events) besides other ministries. He has been awarded the prestigious IPE (Institute of Public Enterprises, Hyderabad) Corporate Excellence Award for contribution to this field in 2013. And have also received IPE BFSI Leader Award. A prolific speaker at important seminars held by the CII, ASSOCHAM and FICCI and also delivers lectures in various Management Colleges. Also showcase CARE in media discussions.



DR. SHAILESH J MEHTA, is a Mechanical Engineer from IIT Mumbai. He is the President of Granite Hill Capital Ventures and the former Chairman and CEO of Providian Financial Corporation. He was the president and COO of Capital Holding also served on the Board of many companies in the US. He holds PhD in Operations Research and Human Letters and also MS in Operations Research. Currently he is on the board of Manappuram finance limited , ,Manappuram finance Tamil Nadu limited, Aptus value housing finance India limited, Manappuram home finance private limited,Netafim agricultural financing agency private limited,M H Infotech services private limited,Seed Infotech limited and All services global private limited