About Us

Who We Are

Grameen Foundation India is a fully owned subsidiary of Grameen Foundation USA. We provide technical assistance, to development institutions in India and over the years have developed a rich and deep understanding of low-income segments. This has helped us provide financial and technical support to some of the leading and fastest-growing development institutions. Over the years, GFI has developed core expertise in the financial services space and helps create breakthrough solutions that reach under served populations with financial services.

Grameen enjoys a unique position among development organisations in India. They have:

  • Bottom of the pyramid client understanding
  • Deep understanding of products, channels and technologies appropriate for serving low income and under-served population segments

 

Grameen brings over two decades of hands-on experience in institution building, product development, channel innovation and deployment of technology to effectively serve low-income customers. A unique aspect of Grameen’s work is its deeply rooted research and analytics capability, which ensure that the products, channels and institutional strategies are aligned with the customer needs and also address institutional priorities.

Our Values

Our core values underpin how we behave and go about our purpose. They clearly reverberate in the way we think, behave, execute and take decisions. The core values at GFI include:

Respect: Respecting individual human rights and privacy, eliminating all kinds and forms of discrimination, whether based on religion, belief, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender or physical disability.

Integrity: Demonstrate moral & ethical principles at work. Create an environment of trust & honesty.

Empathy: Promote the ability to understand another person’s perspective or circumstances.

Striving for Excellence: Through quest for knowledge and taking an evidence-based approach for program design, implementation and evaluation.

Effectiveness and Sustainability: Ensuring that we maximise our outputs for each unit of input invested, and our actions and results can withstand the test of time, proving to have long-term sustainability.

Inclusive: Ensuring that we pay special attention and put in place mechanisms for inclusion of the most marginalised and vulnerable sections of the society, in our programs and in our ways of working.

Participation: Ensuring that our end beneficiaries and all the stakeholders are included and consulted in the decisions that affect them.

Our Mission

Enable the poor, especially women to create a world without hunger and poverty.

Click here to know more about our projects on digital financial services.

Our Leadership

Grameen Foundation India is a team of multiple professionals who have strategic and technical skills sharpened through years of service with extremely reputed organisations in the social and corporate sectors.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OUR LEADERSHIP

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Prabhat Labh

Chief Executive Officer
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Gaurav Chakraverty

Chief Operating Officer
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Arabdha Das

Associate Director – Business Planning and Financial Linkages
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Dr . Gurulingappa Koppa

Technical Director
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Induja Rai

Associate Director - Institutional Relations
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Jayraj Nath

Associate Director and Head of Technology
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Dr. Nandini Arora

Sr. Advisor – Gender
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Pawan Katyal

Associate Director - Programs
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Piyush Singh

Project Director
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Rahul Sinha

Associate Director - Client Insights for Impact
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Sangeetha Rajeesh

Lead - Knowledge Management & Program Communications
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Susanta Saha

Associate Director – Finance & Accounts

INDIA TEAM

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Anchal Aggarwal

Research Analyst
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Aniketna kriti

Project Manager
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Ayush Garg

Creative Designer
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Brundaban Behera

Master Trainer
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Gaurav Sinha

Program Manager - CII
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Hari Bhushan Karna

Project Coordinator
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Madhurima Ghose

Senior Manager - Human Resources and Administration
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Pratiksha Sahni

Associate Manager- Legal and Compliance
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Purna Roy Chowdhury

Senior Program Manager- Bankers Without Border
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Pravin Khandwe

Project Coordinator
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Rajesh Sinha

Program Manager
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Ronisha Bhattacharyya

Manager - Communications & Social Media
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Rishabh Bhardwaj

Associate Manager - Event management
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Smita Arun Sathawane

Project Coordinator
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Sabbir Ahmed

Assistant Trainer
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Akshada Prakash Pappulwar

Project Coordinator
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Kaushlesh Mandal

Finance and Accounts Officer
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Tanveer Alam

Project Coordinator
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Ankur Kumar

Associate Program Manager – CII
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Mercy Jacob

Executive – HR & Administration
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Aashir Sutar

Program Manager
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Neha Aggarwal

Accountant
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Ankita Kumari

Health Executive
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Dhiraj Pundlikrao Satghare

Project Coordinator
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Neha Singh

Associate Manager
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Umesh Kumar

Sr. Software Developer
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Yogendra Bharti

Project Manager
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Sangeeta Poddar

Database Architect