Sasidhar ThumuluriChairman-BCFI & Managing Director (Sub-K Impact Solutions Ltd.)
Sasi has two decades of experience in financial inclusion and capital markets in 20+ countries. He started his career at BASIX Social Enterprise Group where he was instrumental in designing and executing various innovative programs in microfinance and rural livelihoods. He currently runs day-to-day business at Sub-K as the Managing Director. Prior to Sub-K, Sasi has worked for IFC, Habitat for Humanity, Microvest Capital Management and BASIX group. Sasi holds Masters Degree of Public Affairs from Princeton University and MBA from Indian Institute of Forest Management. He has also completed the Accelerated Development Program from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He regularly speaks at various national and international events and serves on the board of Business Correspondents Federation of India of which he is currently the Chairperson.
Sunil KulkarniCEO (Designate ) - SRO & Head - BCFI
Sunil is currently the CEO (Designate) - SRO* and Head, Business Correspondents Federation of India (BCFI). He is also Fintech Advisory toa Small Finance Bank, select initial & growth stage start-ups, a mid-sized NBFC of a large industrial house, aFinancial Services Equity Fund in UAE and a global consumer technology company. Sunil has over 34 years of cross-industry experience in technology-led businesses. In his last executive assignment (Dec 2019), he was the Joint Managing Director for Oxigen Services, a company he helped build over 15 years and had investments from Citibank Venture Capital, Microsoft Corporation and Blue Label Telecom South Africa.He took charge of Oxigen Services (then known as India Prepaid Services Pvt Ltd) as CEO in 2004. He and the Chairman, jointly decided to launch in India’s first e-Distribution Network for mobile recharge coupons and its dispensation over Point of Sale (PoS) terminals, PC and SMS. Sunil is also referred to as the techno-savvy brain behind developing a successful business model, using Technology, for varied services & products, including Oxigen’s Mobile Wallet, an innovative payment mechanism and prepaid wallet, accessible online/on-mobile way back in 2008 when there were no smart phones. He successfully led the company's business and was also the architect for the technology solution development. He alongside the Oxigen core team converted Oxigen from a Recharges/BillPay retail aggregation company, to an integrated Branchless Banking & Payment Solutions company. Hewas also responsible for taking the company to its next greenfield opportunity in Domestic & International Remittances, Merchant Payments, Aadhaar enabled payments and Loyalty, propelling Oxigen into its next growth phase.Before taking the role of CEO-BCFI, he wasthe founding member & Director on board of the BC Federation of India and also co-chaired Prepaid Payments Instruments (PPI) committee in Payments Council of India (PCI)and through his interactions with government and regulator during and post demonetisation, he contributed to creating an enabling environment for the Digital Payments/Wallet industry. Prior to joining Oxigen, Sunil served as General Manager-Marketing & Business Development in Motorola India’s Wireless Infrastructure business for 9 years, starting in 1995. He looked after Business Development, Business Strategy and Product Management functions for GSM & CDMA wireless technologies. He started his professional journey in 1986 with Siemens Ltd., where he last served as the Head of Semi-Conductor Division. Sunil is anEngineering Graduatein Electronics & Communication with Gold medal in 1986 from Jodhpur and has done Management Education Program (1992-93) from Indian Institute of Management (IIM-A), Ahmedabad, India.
Anand Kumar BajajCo Chair- BCFI and MD & CEO (Nearby Technologies Private Limited)
An IIM-A alumnus and a Chartered Accountant, Anand Kumar Bajaj is the Founder, MD & CEO of Nearby Technologies Pvt. Ltd. With over 18 years of experience in Digital Payments and Mobility, Anand holds 5 patents in banking technology and worked earlier at YES Bank, ICICI Bank, and Ernst & Young. Previously he was the President and Chief Innovation Officer at YES Bank, where he steered several high-impact programs in digital payments. Anand has actively participated in the Steering Committee of NPCI shaping the IMPS and UPI industry and has been a member of RBI’s ad-hoc committee on Mobile Payments and NUUP. At the Fintech startup, Nearby Technologies, Anand and his team are committed to enabling the reach of digital payments and financial services at the first mile by empowering retailers.
Mahesh JainCo-Founder & Chairman (Integra Micro Systems Private Limited)
Mahesh Kumar Jain,the co-founder and chairman of the Integra Micro Systems& its subsidiaries and i25 Outreach, is an alumnus ofIIT Kanpur (BTech ’75) and of IISc Bangalore (ME ’77). He has been associated with IT industry for over 40 years. The key business focus areas of Integra include TechFin and FinTech, InsurTech, AI-ML, Software Services, BC services offered to BFSI, Government, and Enterprises; and business focus of i25 Outreach include managing Business Correspondent Services, Agent Assisted Phygital Services, and technical support in the field for government PDS and Banking. He has been associated with Education (FAER, NAAC), Carbon Emission Reduction (Fair Climate Network), and, Multi Facet Solar Energy in Villages (ChellurAtria Power) for many years and has co-founded a few organizations in these social enterprise space.
Abhishek SinhaCo-Founder & CEO (Eko India Financial Services Private Limited)
I have been Cofounder at Eko for little over 13 yrs and at Eko we partner with gig economy entrepreneurs to (1) get them access to opportunities to increase her income (2) get them access to tools which helps in managing her enterprise efficiently and (3) access to capital for her for the growth of the customers and business. These are extended to her on a tech platform and in partnership with brands, manufacturers, service providers who wish to sell through her to her network of customers, who demonstrate and sell their tools and also present options for financing for her and for her customers.
Vijay Pratap Singh AdityaCo-Founder & CEO (Ekgaon Technologies Private Limited)
Vijay is a first generation entrepreneur innovating integrated platforms for enabling access to services and markets for millions of rural customers and businesses. Vijay’s work focuses on developing technology platforms for enabling access to markets, agriculture value chain, financial services and enterprise services for rural businesses, producers and artisans. Vijay is passionate about networking rural communities and forging partnership, to seek transfer of equity in favour of primary producers and artisans in the value chain. Vijay, has been included amongst 50 Social Entrepreneurs in India by the India’s premier business magazine, “The Business Outlook” in its September, 2009 special Independence Day issue. The magazine identified these entrepreneurs as “New Wealth Creators - 50 Social Entrepreneurs.... and how they are making India better”. Vijay was awarded the “Civil Society Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar - Social Entrepreneur, 2012 – 13”. Vijay is part of global community of social entrepreneurs as Ashoka – Lemelson Fellow since 2008 for life and Ashoka Globalizer Fellow 2010 & 2012. Vijay serves as a mentor for Tata Social Enterprise Challenge (TSEC), organised by IIMC. He mentors the management team of Bodhi Health Education Pvt. Ltd. a health service enterprise with focus to provide knowledge and awareness among health professionals and community health workers. He serves in the Area Advisory Board-Marketing Steam of the Amity University. He mentors entrepreneurs as part of Ennovent Pool, a sustainability enterprise accelerator. Vijay serves on the board of IndLinux Society, promoting Indic-language computing and mPedegree, promoting safe medicines. Vijay is also founding member and the Chairman of Technical Affairs Committee of the Business Correspondent Federation of India (BCFI), promoting financial inclusion in India.
Suneel GuptaFounder & Director (QuickSun Technologies Private Limited)
Have an experience of 36 years, of which more than 15 years have been spent, innovating and creating in the payment industry. Wason the advisory panel of Rupay, under theFinance Ministry. Built the architecture of RashtriyaSwasthBimaYojna (RSBY). Board Member of SIDBI Centre for Innovation in Financial Inclusion (SCIFI) at IIM Lucknow. Board Member of CIED (Centre for Incubation and Entrepreneurship Development) at Integral UniversityLucknow. Have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of this industry and the necessary credibility to be the key thinker and influencer, which will helpin shaping the future and forwarding the interests of our industry.
Rahul KasinadhuniDirector & CFO ( Saggraha Management Services Private Limited )
He holds a B. Tech in Electronics Engineering and a management degree from Institute of Rural Management (IRMA). Rahul carries over 14 years of experience in Banking, IT, Consulting, Microfinance and Financial services. During his career, he was the CFO at SCCI Microfinance, Head of Treasury at India Finserve Advisors and Group General Manager at Radhakirshna Toyota. He started his career at ICICI bank and has raised about INR 800 Cr in his fund raising career. His core competency is in Corporate Finance, Business Strategy, Fund raising, Treasury, FP&A, Business Analytics, MIS Systems, Investor & Funder relationship and Regulatory matters.
Chirutha DalalCo-Founder & COO ( Mindsarray Network Private Limited )
ChiruthaDalal, Co-founder and COO of Pay1, has over a 15+ years of experience. Coming from a UI / UX background and having management acumen, her expertise lies in working with cross-functional and single-discipline teams in a deadline-driven and project-oriented environment Product development, strategizing, conceptualization and executing ideas for the Pay1, is at the core of her responsibilities. She ensures that there is a smooth flow of operations and services along the company. Her passion to create inclusion for all and enhance the financial landscape of our country even for the last mile, has contributed to the organization on bringing the financial services (Loans, Insurance, Digital Gold etc), banking services (DMT, AePS, Micro Atm, etc) and cash-to-digital conversions services (bills, recharge, delivery) for the last mile. Not being from the industry has helped her in doing and thinking about problems differently. For her learning is unending. Upgrading constantly through knowledge and experiences, developing efficient internal processes within the organization is what she strives to achieve. Apart from extensive experience with regards to company operations, she has crafted user centered design solutions for products such as Flora2000, Yo4yA and Remindo as a senior product manager. The contribution to think and execute things distinctively in Fintech Industry made her one of the top 6 Women Leader in India 2020 (IFTA 2020), Top 100 Women in Finance 2020 (AIWMI), Top 25 Women Leaders in Financial Technology of Asia for 2020 (The Financial Technology Report) along with many other accolades in past few years.