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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MEET OUR LEADERS

GEORGE LAMANNIL

DIRECTOR

An ardent and outright Financial Services professional with over three decades of national and global level leadership experience in almost every aspect of Banking and Financial Services particularly in the areas of Law, Compliance, Business Development, Incorporation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Credit, Liability, Forex, International Trade Finance, Wealth Management and Financial Inclusion. He has worked at various levels such as Director & Head Legal for the BNP Paribas Group in India, Head Legal for Dawnaday AV India, Head Legal for Development Credit Bank and Zonal/Regional Legal Head for Bank of Maharashtra. He joined the Muthoot Pappachan Group as Group Executive Director and General Counsel in July 2011. He is a frequent visiting lecturer at the Bankers Training College, Institute of Chartered Accountants, Institute of Company Secretaries, and regular speaker at other Professional and Management forum gatherings.

SABU ZACHARIAS

DIRECTOR

Sabu Zacharias possesses vast experience in finance sector and has been an active participant and observant of the industry for the last 27 years. His area of expertise is in diversified financial products and financial inclusion.

Kenneth Dan Vander Weele

Director

Vander Weele is the co-founder of Creation Investments and serves as the Chief Investment Officer. He is a founding board member Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund I and was instrumental in the establishment of Creation Investments’ model and pipeline. Prior to Creation Investments, Mr. Vander Weele was the President of the Investment Services Division at Opportunity International, a global microfinance network. In this role, Mr. Vander Weele was responsible for the development and oversight of all commercial MFIs institutions within the network, garnering over $1 billion in assets over his tenure. From 2000 to 2008, he was in charge of investment banking services to procure debt and equity capital to finance development and growth of commercial microfinance institutions, overseeing feasibility studies, research, due diligence and financing of MFIs in emerging markets.

Vander Weele received a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a Ph.D. from the Open University of the U.K. under the sponsorship of the Oxford Center for Mission Studies and Oxford University. He has also completed coursework from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

KEYUR SHAH

Additional Director

Keyur Shah is presently the CEO of Muthoot Exim - Precious Metals Division of Muthoot Pappachan Group. He was the Director (Investment) at the World Gold Council where he was instrumental in development and implementation World Gold Council’s Investment Strategy in India that included the gold retail programmes via Banks & Post Offices, Gold linked Microfinance programmes, Gold Accumulation Plan, etc.
Keyur has more than 20 years of experience in Strategic Business Planning & Implementation, Product Development, Brand Management & Communication and Business Development Activities. His career has spanned various geographies like USA, the Middle East and India in organizations like World Gold Council, Motorola, M&C Saatchi, Leo Burnett and Wipro Infotech. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering and an MBA in Marketing.

THOMAS MUTHOOT JOHN

Additional Director

Mr Thomas Muthoot John is the next generation representative of Muthoot Pappachan Group’s 130 years of business legacy. He is a graduate in economics and has completed Non-credit course from University of Maryland on Developing Innovative ideas for Entrepreneurs. He has acquired remarkable managerial experience in risk advisory from KPMG and Muthoot Fincorp Ltd.  He has spearheaded mission-critical firm-wide projects and provided analytical support for Muthoot Pappachan Group’s partnership in multiple fintech start-ups.