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.



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.

T. Balakrishnan


T. Balakrishnan, aged 68, is a retired officer of an Indian Administrative Services of Kerala Cadre. He holds Post Graduate Degree in Political Science & International Relations and Bachelor Degree in History & Economics from Delhi University. He has rich and intensive experience in the Administrative, Industrial Development, Tourism and Infrastructure. In addition, he has been well trained in diverse areas of Public Administrative and attended various seminars/ conferences at National and International levels. He has been appointed as Independent Director of the Company. During his illustration career as an IAS officer, he has held various key administrative position in Kerala Government like- Additional Chief Secretary – Kerala Government, Excise Commissioner, Secretary, Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Managing Director, KTDC, District Collector, Trivandrum, Director, Tourism, Secretary, Excise Board of Revenue. He was also Regional Director, America, Govt. of India, Tourist Office, New York and Deputy Director General, Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India, New Delhi. Further, he was Managing Director of INKEL Limited from 2011-2017. Presently, he is a Chairman & MD, Kerala High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd. Trivandrum and Convener, Capital Region Development Programme II, Trivandrum.

T.M. Manoharan


T.M. Manoharan, aged 67, is a retired officer of Indian Forest Service (IFS). He was Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Head of Forest Forces, Kerala and Chairman of Kerala State Electricity Board. He holds Master Degree in Chemistry and Sociology. Beside these, he is law graduate in Law.

Mrs. Pushya Sitaraman


Mrs. Pushya Sitaraman, Mrs. Pushya Sitaraman is a Law graduate from Madras Law College and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts from Stella Maris College. She is a designated Senior Advocate of the Madras High Court and has been practicing as an advocate for over 35 years, specialising in the field of taxation and corporate laws. She hails from a family of lawyers. Mrs. Pushya Sitaraman took her Mediation law training from Geetha Ravindra, a renowned attorney in Virginia Supreme Court, USA. She has completed basic and advanced training at ADR Group of UK. She has been actively mediating disputes with the Tamil Nadu Mediation and Conciliation Centre, referred by and affiliated to the Madras High Court for nearly ten years.