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Thomas Muthoot

Managing Director

Thomas Muthoot is an expert in Micro credit and Micro saving business with a great desire to serve the masses. He is innovative with need based financial products. His knowledge of emerging markets and their functions have been harnessed in structuring the business interests of the group.
Thomas Muthoot is also the Vice President of Ernakulam District Cricket Association and Managing Committee member of Kerala Cancer Care Society.

Thomas John Muthoot

Director

Thomas John Muthoot, a visionary rooted in the values imparted by his father Muthoot Pappachan, has effectively spearheaded the Group over the past twenty five years to become one of India’s leading financial powerhouses. He also paved the way for the diversification of the Group into other major industries like power, hospitality, automotive and more. Its flagship company, Muthoot Fincorp now has a wide network of over 3500 branches pan India. He is also a member of the CII, Kerala Regional Council, Inner Circle Member of INK TALKS and a Harvard Alumni.

Thomas George Muthoot

Director

Thomas George Muthoot is the quiet strength behind the visionary growth of the Group. Thomas George Muthoot's penchant for technology and efficient administrative skills ensures the Group stays on the cutting edge of development. He holds positions as Director in the various companies of Muthoot Pappachan Group. Under his leadership the Group has made substantial efforts to strengthen and improve customer relationship and established its strong presence in retail finance through a network of over 3500 plus branches across the Country and is still going strong. He continues to steer the Group in attaining the pinnacle of success. He has rich hands-on experience and exposure in all facets of non-banking financial services. His un-satiating desire to serve the masses and developing newer financial products has enabled him to pioneer the concept of Micro–finance within the Group, which will go a long way in serving the masses. He is also the Chairman, Association of Non-Banking Finance Companies Kerala, Committee member of Finance Companies Association, Chennai and Secretary, Association of Gold Loan Companies.

THOMAS MUTHOOT JOHN

Director

Mr Thomas Muthoot John is the next generation representative of Muthoot Pappachan Group’s decades 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.

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.

Alok Prasad

Independent Director

Alok Prasad, is a veteran banker and the founder CEO of Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN), India (2010-2015). He has held senior positions across institutions ranging from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to Citibank. Seamlessly straddling the government/regulatory world with that of the private sector, he successfully steered the microfinance industry through its crisis phase. The subsequent mainstreaming of MFIs and their integration into the national financial architecture has been an outcome of the advocacy work done by MFIN, under his leadership. Passionate about financial inclusion and regulatory issues, Mr. Prasad has worked closely with the RBI, the Government and the Microfinance industry for development of an appropriate policy framework for promoting access to finance in India.

Mr. Prasad is credited with making MFIN the first RBI recognised Self-regulatory organisation (SRO) in the financial sector. He also served as the Chairperson of the South Asian Microfinance Network (SAMN) for the period 2013-15. Regarded as an expert and ‘go to’ person for financial inclusion related issues, Mr. Prasad is currently connected with a number of Banks/Financial institutions, in an advisory capacity.

Amitvikram Talgeri

Independent Director

Amitvikram Talgeri is a seasoned banker with over 23 years of experience across different banks and institutions in India and Middle East.  He was part of the core team that launched Retail Banking in HDFC Bank and making it one of the largest retail banks in the country.

After stints in various leadership positions at HDFC Ltd., Bank of America and HDFC Bank in India, he has been in UAE for 9 years with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) as Executive Vice President. He has been a critical member of FAB Consumer Banking in making it the largest and most profitable Consumer Business in the UAE. His last assignment was being on deputation as CEO of Dubai First, a consumer finance subsidiary of FAB since 2013. He was responsible for building a profitable and successful franchise in the Cards and SMEs financing space at Dubai First.

Amit is a Post-graduate in Management from Mumbai University and completed Management Development Program in Strategic Leadership from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Executive Development Program from INSEAD Business School.

T S Vijayan

Independent Director

Mr T S Vijayan has 4 decades of vast experience in financial services sector and spent the last 5 years of his professional career as Chairman of IRDA (Insurance Regulatory Authority of India). He has in depth knowledge in related fields like Information Technology, Innovation, Marketing, Human Resources Management, Organizational Strategy and Strategic Planning.

Mr Vijayan was Member of Executive Committee of International Association of Insurance Supervisors (a forum of worldwide Insurance Supervisors), Chairman, Life Insurance Corporation of India from May 2006 to May 2011. At LIC, he was responsible for the overall working of the Company and was instrumental in making strategic decisions for the Company. He played a key role in enabling foreign reinsurance giants to set up businesses in India, enabling domestic insurers to go for listing through stock markets and in the launching of Insurance Repository System in India.

He was also Non-Executive Chairman of LIC Housing Finance Ltd, LIC Pension Fund Ltd, LIC Mutual Fund Asset Management Company Ltd, LIC International B.S.C, LIC (Nepal) Ltd and LIC (Lanka) Ltd.

Mr. Vijayan was on the Director Boards of Ken India Assurance Company Ltd, National Stock Exchange of India Ltd, National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Ltd, General Insurance Corporation of India, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, ITC Ltd and ICICI Bank Ltd. Mr T.S. Vijayan is a special graduate degree holder from the Kerala University and holds a Diploma in Management.

Pushpy B Muricken

Independent womAn Director

Pushpy B Muricken is a practicing Cost Accountant and Lawyer with over 2 decades of professional experience. She is the Chairperson of the current MC of Cochin chapter of Institute of Cost Accountants of India and been Joint Convener at Kerala Chamber of Commerce & Industry ladies forum during 2015-16. She has been the founder secretary of Women Entrepreneur Network (WEN) Foundation. She is also a guest faculty at Rajagiri College of Business Studies and Start up mentor at NASSCOM various Start-ups.

Bhama Krishnamurthy

Independent woman Director

Smt. Bhama Krishnamurthy has done her Masters in Science (M.Sc.) from Mumbai University. She was Country Head and Chief General Manager, SIDBI. She had a career spanning over 35 years in IDBI (now IDBI Bank) and SIDBI, an Apex Development Bank for micro, small and medium enterprises in India covering all areas of development in banking operations both from policy perspectives and relating to implementation aspects. Her key accomplishments over the years have been her association with framing various policy documents for SIDBI and piloting such policy papers in the Board for adoption. She has closely dealt with Multilateral and Bilateral Agencies in close coordination with the Government of India.

Her areas of specialisation include, inter-alia, handling of Human Resource Development Division covering recruitment, training and promotion aspects; association with drafting of CSR Policy guidelines for the Bank; resource raising and management, integrated treasury operations, credit dispensation and management and risk management.