Board Of Directors

Rishad Byramjee

Non-Executive Director

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Mr. Rishad Byramjee is the Managing Director of the Casby Logistics Group of Companies since 2003. Established in 1857, the company is a market leader in stevedoring activities India.  Prior to taking on his current post, Rishad was actively involved in the Operations of the family business. In 2002 he gained a Master of Science degree with a specialization in Logistics and Supply Chain from the UK.

Under his leadership, the company expanded its Logistics operations from a regional scale to a pan-India scale within the business verticals of Air, Sea, Surface and Rail Cargo movement. Rishad's contemporary management style combined with the family values on which the company was built have influenced steady growth in the face of adversity and global slowdowns.

He leads the diversification and expansion program at Casby and has successfully initiated new businesses such as Solution Design, Warehousing and Refrigerated . He is also involved in the growth of the other Group offerings that include Construction & Real Estate development, Digital Security & Surveillance, telecommunications and Software Development. 

Subhash Gundappa Kutte

Non-Executive Independent Director

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Mr. Subhash Kutte has been a Banker through out his life. He had joined Ratnakar Bank in June 1980 and served the bank for thirty-four years, initially in an executive capacity across various departments, including MD & CEO, and in the last four years as its non-executive Chairman. He retired as the Chairman of Ratnakar Bank Ltd. in the year 2014. He is presently working as a “Senior Advisor” for the said Bank.

During his stewardship the Bank has overcome enormous challenges which included the raising of Capital funds to the tune of 300 crores. He has an experience of four decades in the field of banking. He holds a bachelor's degree in commerce. Mr. Kutte is also a Director on the Board of Ghatge Patil Industries Ltd. since the year 2014.

Shailendra Apte

Strategic Initiatives

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Shailendra has been associated with the Group since inception, and has played a vital role in its growth and expansion. As part of Chairman’s office, over the years he has been directly associated with each one of our businesses and also has a deep understanding of the nuances of each. He has also helped structure our new ventures and always played an important role in their launches etc.

Suresh Krishna Kodihalli

Director

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Social Entrepreneur, Qualifications: Master in Sociology, Management Programme for Entrepreneurship and Family Businesses(MPEFB) – From IIMB Mr. Suresh K. Krishna has a Master’s degree in Sociology and a Management Programme for Entrepreneurship and Family Businesses(MPEFB) from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He was at the helm of activities at Grameen Koota Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. as Managing Director since its inception in 1999. He has a background in teaching and entered the field of development in 1997.

Jayshree Venkatesan

Director

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Jayashree has a rich background in Financial Inclusion and digital payment systems. She is a consultant, Adviosr, Author and Speaker. Currently she serves as an Independent consultant with CGAP (world Bank ), Cashless Catalyst, Centre for Financial Inclusion, Okapi among others. She was the Founder, CEO and board member of IFMR Advisory services and CEO of IFMR Mezzanine Finance Ltd in 2013.

Ranjan Ghosh

Chairman

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Ranjan has close to 25 years of rich experience in the Banking & Financial Service Industry. He brings a wide array of professional and industry contacts, a deep understanding of Risk Management and Financial Markets and international best practices in Governance, Human Resources, etc.

Ranjan joins us from Standard Chartered Bank where he was the Global Head of Commercial Banks, Securities & Asset Financing sector and was responsible for the P&L of the bank’s Wholesale Banking franchise. He has held several Senior Management roles in Standard Chartered in India and Singapore. He was also associated with HSBC and CRISIL.

Ranjan has done his Masters of Business Administration from The University of Northern Iowa - USA and Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

Prashant Thakker

ED & CEO

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Prashant has over two decades of experience in the Financial Inclusion and Impact Investing sector. He was with Standard Chartered Bank for 18 years & led a number of strategic transformation projects for the bank. Prashant is a Wharton Fellow, holds a PGDBM (Finance) and has graduated with a major in Entrepreneurship Management.

Committees

Audit Committee

  • Rishad Byramjee– Director
  • Jayshree Venkatesan– Director
  • Suresh Krishna Kodihalli– Director

Nomination & Remuneration Committee

  • Suresh Krishna Kodihalli– Director
  • Rishad Byramjee– Director
  • Ranjan Ghosh– Director