Team Members

Our Team

The company is backed by a strong pool of human resources coming together with 60+ years of experience in microfinance, digital finance and payment, renewable energy, public health, agriculture and livelihoods value chain. The team members have worked extensively in South Asian, South East Asian and African countries.

Sachin Kumar

Founder and CEO

Sachin has over 17 years of experience in microfinance and digital finance in India, South Asia, and South East Asia. He has extensively provided technical inputs and training in the areas of strategic planning, financial products development, business process (re)engineering, market research, risk management, human resource management to more than 30 NBFC, MFI, and banks. He successfully managed projects commissioned by UNDP, World Bank, IDFC Bank, TATA Trusts, GIZ, BIRD, Habitat for Humanity, Enclude, and others.

In his early years, he was employed by reputed organizations such as BASIX, UNDP, MicroSave, IFMR, Arohan Financial Services.

He is a commerce graduate from Delhi University, management graduate from the Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), and Law graduate from CCS University.

Sachin Kumar

(Founder and CEO)

Soumya Harsh Pandey

Partner

Harsh has more than 17 years of experience in Inclusive finance, livelihoods, and digital finance. He has worked with financial institutions across South Asia, South East Asia, and Africa in the areas of Strategic Planning, Institutional Due Diligence, Market Research, Project Management, Product Development, Digital Finance, and Operations Management(designing operational, audit, risk management, social performance, process re-engineering, business planning).

He has worked extensively with NBFC, MFI, banks, donor agencies, government and community organizations.

He has deep understanding and experience in project management and providing handholding support to different types of organization working in the space of development finance.

He is a management graduate from the Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal

Soumya Harsh Pandey

(Partner)

Vaishaly Shrimall

Research Associate

Vaishaly Shrimall is a Development Management graduate from IIFM, Bhopal, Bachelor in Mathematics with CS from Barkatulla University. She is well versed with research Methodology, Impact Evaluation & Data Analysis. She has worked on the project of Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of Annapurna Finance Pvt Ltd.

Vaishaly Shrimall

(Research Associate)

Unnimaya Raj

Research Associate

Unnimaya Raj is a management graduate from IIFM, Bhopal and B.Sc. from Dr. P. D.K. V University, Maharashtra. She is an expert in market research and is well versed in qualitative and quantitative research methods.

She has previously worked on project for MP Tiger Foundation Society where sheanalyzed and assessed the tourism economy at Panna tiger reserve by coordinatingwith different stakeholders through primary and secondary data collection.

Unnimaya Raj

(Research Associate)

Shardul Mandloi

Research Associate

Shardul is a management graduate from IIFM, specializing in Sustainable Livelihoods and Biodiversity Conservation. He’s also an Electronics & Communications engineer from Government Engineering College, Jabalpur. His skill-set includes Business Modelling, Presentations, Qualitative/Quantitative Research, and Policy Analysis.

He has previously worked with BASIX Group in the skill development space where he created and deployed scalable, local-entrepreneurship driven business models for the low-income group population in rural India. He has also worked with Madhya Pradesh State Forest Development Corporation to develop a robust policy, standard operating procedures and monitoring mechanisms for Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives of the organization.

Shardul Mandloi

(Research Associate)

Vysak Vijayan

Research Associate

Vysak is a management graduate specialised in Conservation & Livelihood and Environmental Sustainability at Indian Institute of Forest Management and a mechanical engineer graduate from MG University, Kerala.

He has an experience in project management from B-ABLE and has also worked for a project with the community development team of WWF-India in data collection and analysis.

Vysak Vijayan

(Research Associate)