Board of Directors

Mr. RP Singh - MD & CEO

Mr. RP Singh(MD & CEO) An effective and result oriented business leader with over 25 years of cross-functional expertise in Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, Start-up Businesses in a wide range of industries including; Financial Services & Insurance, FMCG, Foods & Feeds. RP as he is popularly known, comes from Max New York Life (MNYL), a part of fortune 100 company where he was Director & Business Head for Emerging Markets. He has been instrumental in building MNYL's Business in Emerging Markets through an innovative and cost effective Hub & Spoke distribution model. He has also established a strong Alternate Channel in Emerging Markets, under his dynamic leadership Emerging Markets Business became the fastest growing business in MNYL.Prior to MNYL, RP was heading Aqua & Feed Business at FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL).

He spear headed the efforts that resulted in successful turning around of HUL's Aqua business by growing sales and making it one of the most profitable Businesses. He worked in different profit centers including the Foods division with 'Kissan' Brand . RP began his career in 1990 with the Fruit & Vegetable Project of National Dairy and Development Board, (NDDB), now ‘Mother Dairy’. He contributed significantly towards the marketing of fresh and frozen foods under Brand name 'SAFAL'.

RP holds a master's degree in Management from the Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand, a premier Rural Management Institute. He obtained his Science degree with Honors in Agriculture with a Gold Medal from Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. He has also graduated the Senior Management Development Program by Kellogg School of Management, North Western University, USA. He has undergone advance technical training at A&M University, Texas, USA.

Mr. Akhilesh Kumar Singh - Director

Mr. Akhilesh Kumar Singh(Director) Mr. Akhilesh Kumar Singh is a B.Tech (IIT Kharagpur) and PGDM (IIM-Bangalore). He has a rich professional career of over 26 years out of which last 19 years have been in Financial Services sector.

He has been associated with Shriram Group since 1994, starting his career as President of Shriram City Union Finance Ltd. During his association with the Group, he has handled responsibilities of Managing Directorship of Shriram City Union Ltd. and Shriram Insight Share Brokers Ltd. Currently; he is the Managing Director of Shriram Asset Management Co. Ltd. and Shriram Credit Company Ltd.

He is on the Board of Shriram Credit Company Limited, Shriram Asset Management Co. Ltd., Shriram Insight Share Brokers Ltd, Shriram Financial Products Solutions (Chennai) Pvt. Ltd. Shriram Wealth Advisors Ltd and Insight Commodities and Futures Pvt. Ltd.

He has wide ranging functional experience of setting up new business in a highly competitive environment.

Mr. Karnam Ramachandra Sekhar - Director

Mr. Karnam Ramachandra Sekhar (Director) Mr. Karnam Ramachandra Sekhar is Commerce Graduate has been associated with the Shriram Groups for over 25 years and has been holding vital positions. His extensive business knowledge, experience and expertise in the field of Marketing and Selling of all financial products enhance the company strength and dynamism.

He is on the Board of Shriram Overseas Investment Pvt. Ltd., Shriram Chits Tamil Nadu Pvt. Ltd., Shriram Chits Maharashtra Ltd., Shriram Chits Karnataka Pvt. Ltd., Shriram Wealth Advisory Ltd., Shriram Financial Product Solutions (Chennai) Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Jim Roth - Co-Founder and Partner

Dr. Jim roth(Co-Founder and Partner) Jim co-founded LeapFrog in 2007 with Andrew Kuper. Jim leads LeapFrog’s work in South Asia as well as the fund’s Europe office. He is a leading expert in the global mass-market insurance sector, and a pioneer of commercial micro insurance. Formerly he was Vice President of The Micro insurance Centre, ILO Chief Technical Advisor on microinsurance in India, and consultant to multinational insurance companies such as AIG and Allianz and banks such KFW and ADB. Jim has sourced and negotiated deals with mass market insurance distribution networks; he has developed partnerships between commercial insurers and MFIs; and he has trained over 50 leaders of MFIs to sell micro insurance.

Jim is the author of numerous reports on micro insurance, co-authored the manual on Making Micro insurance Work for MFIs. Jim holds a PhD on financial services for low-income clients from Cambridge. Jim led the 100 Country Landscape Report on Micro insurance. This convinced him of the massive opportunity within the space and the need for investment and expertise to reach its potential.

Mr. Mohan Natarajan - Independent Director

Mr. Mohan Natarajan(Independent Director) Mr. Mohan Natarajan had perused Mechanical Engineering from IIT (Mumbai) and PGDM from IIM (Kolkata). He has been a part of Investment Banking team of Fortune Financial & Equities Services Pvt Ltd (2013- present) and Fortune Financial Services India Ltd (2011-13). He was associated with Edelweiss Group as Executive Vice- President (2007-2010) and was in charge of institutional stock broking and wealth management business. He founded Kotak Commodities Services Ltd., a commodity broking arm of Kotak Group and also established HDFC Securities, the online trading platform of HDFC Bank Ltd. He also founded IIT InvesTrust Ltd, the investment banking business of the Industrial Investment Trust Group. He is a Non Executive Director in Eagle Burmann Mascot Pvt Ltd., a Japanese TV and Paramatrix Technology Pvt. Ltd, IT Company in BFSI sector.