Srinivasan C V, Chief Financial Officer
Mr Srinivasan is a Chartered & Cost Accountant. In his career spanning 20 years, Srinivasan has
experience heading finance and accounts functions in varied industries like Medical Device
manufacturing and distribution, IT (hardware & software distribution), Holding company with
subsidiaries such as Food service, Equipment leasing, Construction, School, Etc. Before Chaitanya, he
has worked in various organisations like Embrace Innovations as VP Finance, Inflow Technologies
(Westcon) as Head of Finance, QIPCO Holding, Doha - Qatar, Sodexho (formerly RKHS) as Manager
Financial Controller, Vasudeva Balaya
Mr Vasudeva Balaya is the Financial Controller at Chaitanya. He is a Chartered Accountant by
profession and comes to Chaitanya with over 25 years of work experience in both India and
outside India. Mr. Vasudeva brings to Chaitanya his experience in financial management, accounting,
corporate compliance and audit functions. He has been the financial controller since early 2010.
Rakesh Mattar, Manager - Accounts and MIS
Mr Rakesh Mattar has done his BCOM from Mangalore University. He worked in a CA firm as an
intern for 3 years before joining CIFCPL. His 5 years in CIFCPL has taken him from an Accounts officer's
role to Accounts & MIS Manager.
Shreepad Mohan Vaze, Manager - HR
Mr. Shreepad Mohan Vaze is the HR Manager at Chaitanya. He has completed B. Com. from Karnataka
University, Dharwad. He has over 10 years of work experience in the educational field and 6 years of
work experience in community mobilization. He has worked at Azim Premji Foundation for 6 years and
at Deshpande Foundation as Program Officer and Admin Director for 2 years. At Azim Premji
Foundation, he was responsible for training teachers and students in computer aided learning. While
at Azim Premji Foundation he has worked extensively in rural India. Shreepad brings to Chaitanya his
expertise in training, competency mapping and developing assessment tools. He spent 4 years with
the company, as a regional manager of operations till 2014 before moving into the HR role.
Guruuswamy, Manager - Audit
Mr Guruswamy is Audit Manager with CIFCPL. He is a MA in Sociology and his experience prior to
joining CIFCPL has been in the development sector, being part of various NGOs. He built his
community interaction and handling skills during his work with WATER SHED Development Programs
implemented with the assistance of the government in districts of Chitradurga and Shimoga.
Dimple Shah, Company Secretary
Ms Dimple J Shah is a Company Secretary at Chaitanya, has completed her graduation and qualified as
Company secretary. She was previously working with JP Morgan Chase as Senior Financial analyst for
2.8 Years and completed her 15 Months CS internship in Indegene lifesystem Private Limited. As a
Company Secretary, she ensures that Board procedures are both followed and regularly reviewed and
provides guidance to Chairman and the Directors on compliance with statutory and regulatory
requirements under various laws.
Suhas Athwale, Manager - IT
Mr. Suhas is a graduate (Bachelor of Business Management). Expertise in Process improvement,
worked for Quality Controls, Insurance, Mortgage underwriting and Production-Planning- control
(PPC) functions. Having Six sigma green belt certification in Quality control and gained experience in to
Sundarraj Krishnamurthy, Manager - Audit
Mr. Sundarraj Krishnamurthy is completed his MBA Marketing, P.G. Diploma in Management, CAIIB &
B.Com. Have around 1. 6 years as District Manager, Overseeing the Micro Finance Portfolio of the
district with NABARD Financial Services Ltd (Subsidiary of NABARD), 2. 2 years Concurrent Audit of the
Capital market Operations spread across Europe & Asia Pacific, for Deustch Bank Operational
International, Bangalore, 3. 2 Years in Lord Krishna Bank, Kochi as Admin Head, 4. 22 Years in Union
Bank of India as Senior Manager & Branch Head.
Nivedita Nayak, Head of Projects
Ms. Nivedita Nayak has completed her PGDRM from XIM, Bhubaneswar (2007) B.E. (Mech) from
NITK, Surathkal (2003) and have more than 9 years of experience across Microfinance operations,
Financial inclusion & Digital Payments and Design engineering sectors.
Srinivas B, Manager - H R (Corporate)
Mr Srinivas B has completed his Post-Graduation in Social Work (MSW), PG Diploma in Personnel Management & Industrial Relation and have overall 14 years of experience in Human resources, Industrial Relations, Compliance & Administration and have worked with Manufacturing and Service sectors among Batliboi Limited, Indus Fila Limited and also serviced for NGO - Agastya International Foundation.
Ganesh K V, President Operations (South)
Mr. Ganesh the head of operations at Chaitanya has over 24 years of experience across sales,
distribution and financial services sectors. Has worked in FMCG companies like Pepsi, Parle, Asian
Paints and GM Pens before moving to banking and financial services. Has worked as Branch Manager
in ICICI Bank and AVP Branch Head in HDFC Bank. Prior to joining Chaitanya, he was with IFMR rural
Channels and Services Pvt Ltd., as Deputy CEO, handling varied responsibilities like Audit, Operations,
treasury and funding. He has a bachelors in Science from Bangalore University
Deepak Kumar Jha, President-Operation (North)
Mr. Deepak heads the operation at Chaitanya for North India. He has done his Post Graduation
Program in Rural Management from IRMA in 2006 and joined SKS Microfinance from the campus. He
started SKS's operation in Central Maharashtra and scaled up and Managed Bihar and Jharkhand.
From there he moved to Deworm the World Initiative (DTWI) as Program Manager, Bihar where he
provided support to the Government of Bihar in conducting two rounds of world's largest school
based deworming program. After DTWI, he moved to SKS Microfinance in Service Quality and
Customer Grievance Management team and then Joined Chaitanya.
Jeyasheelan R, Divisional Manager
Mr. Jeyaseelan L. is the Divisional Manager at Chaitanya. He has an M.Phil in
Sociology from Madurai Kamaraj University and Post Graduate in Social Work from Bharathi Dasan
University. Since April 2010, he is working with Chaitanya India in different regions. Earlier to joining
Chaitanya, over 15 years, he has engaged with community development projects, such as SHG based
Micro Finance, Vocational training and Enterprise development programmes, children's education and
capacity building of people's organizations. He was programme manager for rural action projects in
Koppal, Karnataka. He also involved in various participatory research and impact evaluation studies in
the development field.
Nagaraj C, Divisional Manager - Hospet
Mr Nagaraj is currently a Divisional Manager at Chaitanya. He has done M.A. and BA-Ed and joined
Chaitanya at its inception in 2009 as a Branch Manager. Prior to joining Chaitanya, Mr. Nagaraj had
varied experiences in the both NGOs and for-profit sectors, giving him good exposure into rural
businesses and rural community handling. He has worked for SNEHA, an NGO involved in social
awareness, community and livelihood development for more than 4 Years. His principal role at Sneha
was as a Community Organizer. It was there that he was able to learn and build his abilities in working
with rural and the poorer communities. He worked further for 2.5 years at the Azeem Premji
Foundation on program impact evaluation of their various interventions in schooling for Children. In
his 5 years in the company Nagaraj has transformed from one of the many branch managers in the
company into a successful regional manager and is due to take charge as a Divisional manager in the
next financial year. He has added managerial and planning skills to his keen understanding of the rural
milieu and sharp commercial sense during his 5 years with the company.
Vinayak Patil, Divisional Manager - Gulbarga
Mr. Vinayak Patil is the Division Manager at Gulbarga. He holds a Master's degree in Social Work. He
specializes in building quality branch teams. He has rich experience in training SHG members in
various livelihoods with about 7 years experience, working at the grass root levels of NGOs & Micro
Finance sectors. He has worked for 3 years in Chaitanya and has been a regional manager of Kushtagi
region before he moved to Gulbarga to start our foray in Gulbarga.
Iranna R Shelawadi, Divisional Manager - Satara
Iranna Shelawadi is Master in social work from Karnataka University Dharwad. About 10 years of
experience in development sector. Public Health, HIV-AIDS, Child Protection, Human Resource
Management, Community Organization, Formation and technical support for around 15 SHG of
Female Sex Workers in Badami taluk of Bagalokt district. Worked with both Government and NonGovernment
sector at various capacities. Counsellor, HR Dist Supervisor, Regional IEC Officer south
Indian State Programme officer.
Vijayakumar, Divisional Manager - Chitradurga
Vijaykumar.K.H is a Divisional Manager of Chitradurga. He has completed Master in Social Work from
Bangalore University. He has over 3 years of work experience in the SHG Development & People
Empowerment, initiated different methodologies in training session as an Area co-ordinator at
SWASTI NGO and had 4 years of work experience in Janalakshmi financial services as an Area Manager
before joining Chaitanya.
Saranath Halgorte, Divisional Manager - Solhapur
Saranath Halgorte is Regional Manager at Chaitanya holds a Bachelor of Arts(BA) with previous work
experience of 12 years of which 2.5 Years in Agriculture field and worked 10 years with SKS Micro
finance Pvt,Ltd. He is experienced in leading a team, Managing diverse range of loan products along
with cross selling of Retail insurance, mobiles, water filter, Health Insurance plans and D. Light (Solar)
etc by promoting the organization's business in rural markets and urban markets.
Ramesh Radder, Divisional Manager - Dharwad
Ramesh Radder is a Divisional Manager of Dharwad. He has Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Karnataka University. He has over 12 years of work experience in NGO, MFI and Banking sector. Started his career from DHAN Foundation handling federation of Women Self Help Groups. Later, joined Vidya Poshak, NGO working for poor but meritorious students to help them with financial assistance to take up higher education. Worked with Grameen Koota as a Regional Training Manager for North Karnataka. Prior to joining Chaitanya, was working with HDFC Bank as Cluster Head of Microfinance division at Kolhapur, Maharashtra.