Samasta Micro Finance
Management Team

Venkatesh.N (Managing Director)
Venkatesh has an experience of over 15 years in financial sector. He is the founder of PNV Techno Acquisitions Private Limited that markets financial products. His also a founder of Affluence Edifice, offering wealth management services for high net worth individuals. He has completed ACCION program for strategic leadership in Microfinance through Harvard Business School.
Shivaprakash.D ( Director & Chief Information Officer )
Shivaprakash has worked with major IT corporate for over a decade, successfully executing projects for global clients and nurturing client relationships. As Director & CIO at Samasta, he puts technical expertise and management skills to optimize business operations with the help of Technology.
Sreepal Jain (Chief Financial Officer)
Sreepal Jain is a post graduate in commerce and a Chartered Accountant with close to 10 years of experience, joined IIFL Group in 2014, primarily involved in the role of Accounts and Finance in various group companies. Sreepal has wide range of experience working for several reputed organisations including KPMG and IL&FS. He has experience in several areas including Audit, Strategy, Accounts & Finance, Treasury and Tax. Prior moving to Samasta MFI he was CFO for IIFL Realty Limited.
Anantha Kumar T (General Manager – Finance & Accounts )
Anantha Kumar is a CA /CS Certified proffessional having years of experience in Finance Domain in Banking, Manufacturing, Housing Finance and Microfinance sector.
Naveen Mallik (Chief Operating Officer)
Mr. Naveen Kumar Mallik, is heading business team. In addition to that he is leading and supporting new business initiative, procedural and structural development in the company. He is a management professional with 12 years of sound experience of scaling microfinance operation from scratch. He got unique exposure in the industry. He handled high growth in normal business scenario, steep consolidation during the crisis, and worked in all the 4 quadrants of the country. He has experienced the industry from both the perspective as an MFI Practitioner and as a Banker. He is also having exposure of multiple MFIs of India for evaluation of product, process, management practices and governance. He completed his PGDRM from IRMA and started his career with Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd (Formerly known as SKS). In his last assignment he worked with YES Bank in its ISB function as Sr. VP.
Ashwini Kumar (Chief People Officer)
Ashwini is Samasta’s Chief People Officer. In this role, he is responsible for building a progressive & engaging culture in Samasta and driving all key aspects of Samasta’s human capital including employee experience, learning and development, talent management, performance management & rewards, HR process automation and organization development.

He brings over 12 years of versatile experience across industries like Financial Services/Insurance, Power & Energy, Infrastructure, and Mining. He has proven track record of building high performance teams and cultures that deliver business results. Prior to joining Samasta in 2018, Ashwini served as Process Head at Mahindra and Mahindra Financial Services, where he owned HR Strategy and Risk Management, People CMM Model, Organization Development and Talent Management. Ashwini also has global exposure - he set up HR processes for a greenfield project in Indonesia during his stint at Reliance Power.

Ashwini holds an MBA in HR from National Institute of Construction Management & Research and he is a Certified Assessor by Capability Maturity Model Institute (CMMI), USA for People Capability Maturity Model Assessment. A subject matter expert in Business Excellence & HR Excellence, he is an empanelled Assessor with Confederation of Indian Industries for CII- EXIM & HR Excellence assessments.
Prakash R. (Internal Audit- Head)
Mr. Prakash R has more than 22 years of rich experience in Banking and Microfinance sector. He began his career in Canara Bank in 1995, performed various supervisory roles in Retail, Rural Banking and branch inspection. He has also worked as Regional Audit Manager in Ujjivan Microfinance Limited and Head - Internal Audit in Grameen Koota. His last stint was with Equitas Small Finance Bank Limited as AVP - Internal Audit. Mr. Prakash R holds an MBA degree with CAIIB and Diploma in Microfinance Certifications.
Sutheja KJ – Company Secretary and Compliance Officer
Mr. Sutheja is a qualified Company Secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India along with holding a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a diploma in marketing and finance and comes with an experience of over 3 years. At Samasta, he was closely involved in the acquisition of the company by IIFL and heads the corporate law, SEBI and RBI compliance of the Company.
Sabarikrishna ,Chief Risk Officer (CRO)
Mr. Sabari Krishna, heads the Risk management team and oversees the process aspects in Samasta. He has over 12 years of experience in implementation of Risk Management systems, Operational Risk Management, Fraud Risk Management and Compliance Management. Prior to joining Samasta Microfinance, he was associated with implementation of risk management systems in both Vijaya Bank and Canara Bank.
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