Nandan Singh Bisht
Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, having more than 15 ( 12 years post qualification) years experience in the field of:
Management consulting relating to, Legal Structuring of Microfinance and Development Institutions ( for Indian MFI’s) Capital Structuring ( for Indian MFI’s) Risk Management in Microfinance Institutions. Individual and Corporate Tax Planning Financial Management Process Mapping and Improvement Accounting- MIS Design, Structuring Accounting Systems and Procedures for Microfinance Institutions, System Audit- MIS-ACCOUNTING software review, Software Migration issues, IT Audit of Banks in core banking environment. Internal Control in Microfinance Institutions- Design-Improvement-Implementation. Internal Audit & Monitoring- Structuring, Handholding Support, Development of Manual for Internal Audit Functions in Microfinance Institutions. Capacity Building and Training Internal Audit- Accounting- Risk Management – Process Mapping- Cost Reduction Techniques, especially for Microfinance institutions. Statutory Audit and Finalization of Accounts (especially of Developmental and Micro-finance Institutions), Taxation, Corporate advisory, Foreign Investment advisory (in Indian Context)
Professional Qualification: Practicing Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India ( ICAI). (Since 2001)
Education: Bachelor in Commerce with Honors from Delhi University, Ramjas College (1996)
Specialized MIS software for MFI’s and development institutions reviewed/assessed/worked with core banking software.
Dr. D. Subrahmanyam is a Masters in Planning from IIT, Kharagpur, PhD from School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi and PG diploma in Housing, Planning & Building from Netherlands.
He specialized in Housing and Urban Development, currently working as Senior Executive Director at Housing & Urban Development Corporation Ltd. (HUDCO), New Delhi and is on the Board of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Ltd. (DMICDC), GoI.
Dr. Subrahmanyam is a housing finance professional with 29 years of experience and worked with National Commission on Urbanization (NCU), Ministry of Urban Development, GoI, Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), Republic of Korea and Institute for Housing & Urban Development Studies (IHS), Rotterdam, and had working experience in South-East Asian and SAARC countries. He travelled widely and is familiar with operationalization of housing finance systems in various countries.
Dr. Subrahmanyam is a member of various professional bodies such as All India Housing Development Association (AIHDA), Indian Building Congress (IBC), Institute of Town Planners India (ITPI), Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), Institute of Urban Transport (IUT), Association for Transport Development of India (ATDI), Regional Science Association of India (RSAI).
He is presently heading of Strategic Business Units of Core Infrastructure Financing and Emerging Sector Financing as Senior Executive Director (Projects), besides as Appellate Authority of RTI in HUDCO.
David A. Smith
As AHI’s founder, David A. Smith brings to bear 35 years’ experience with complex affordable housing transactions, programs, and policies, and a global reputation for creativity, insight, adaptive innovation, passion and problem-solving.
International financing expertise. David has led AHI consulting work for the World Bank, USAID, South African Banking Association, Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and MacArthur Foundation. He has identified and adapted global ideas in Turkey (producing a comprehensive assessment of the country’s housing finance ecosystem); Egypt (strategic plan for the Guarantee and Subsidy Fund), India (slum upgrading finance brainstorming); Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Ireland, and the UK.
Housing finance business and business model creation. David played a principal role in designing global-leading initiatives such as Slum Dwellers’ International’s (www.sdinet.org) Urban Poor Fund.
Housing finance innovation, education, and advocacy. Author of more than 200 published articles, including The Community Reinvestment Act Goes Global, David’s work is read globally for insight into what public and private stakeholders can do to capitalize on emerging housing and financing trends. A co-author of AHI’s landmark study, Mission Entrepreneurial Entities, he has spoken at or co-chaired more than a score of international conferences around the world, including Boulder Institute of Microfinance, World Urban Forum, World Bank’s Global Housing Forum, and World Habitat Day.
Manjiree S. Jaitly
Manjiree serves as a Deputy General Manager in the Treasury Department of Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd. (HDFC). She joined HDFC in July 2003 and is a part of the investment & corporate strategy team. She handled the first masala bond issue (listed on the London Stock Exchange) in the country for HDFC. She was actively involved in the acquisition of Credila Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. (Credila), now the student loan subsidiary of HDFC. She is a nominee director on the board of RuralShores Business Services Pvt. Ltd. (a rural BPO company), an invitee to the boards of Credila, HDFC Holdings Ltd. & HDFC Investments Ltd. (subsidiaries of HDFC).
She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), the CFA Institute (Chartered Financial Analysts – USA) and is a Certified Public Accountant (USA).
Ashok Kumar is Assistant General Manager in National Housing Bank. He has more than two decades of professional experience in Information Technology and regulatory organizations with specialising in the matters of Refinance, Human Resource Management, Administration, Information Technology and housing finance regulation. He started his professional career with National Housing Bank, India’s apex housing finance regulator.
Ashok Kumar has been actively associated with the refinance activities of the National Housing Bank, with an active participation in the policy matters and operational activities of the Bank. He is considered an authority on the matters of Human Resource & Refinance and is member of several committees of the Bank. He has also participated as faculty in several training programme of the Bank.
Ashok Kumar holds B.Tech from NIT, Calicut (formerly REC, Calicut), has done MBA from IGNOU and is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB).
She joined Acumen in July 2012 to grow and manage the Health Portfolio and also to develop the Housing Portfolio in India. Karuna has two years of investing experience with the $175M Aditya Birla private equity fund and $600M Milestone Capital real estate fund. She has also spent four years with the Aditya Birla Group and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories in textiles, cement and pharmaceuticals businesses across finance and M&A roles. Karuna earned her post-graduation in management from the India School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad. She is also a qualified Chartered Accountant
Manish Thakkar is a qualified chartered accountant and cost accountant. He is currently working with RNT Associates Pvt. Ltd. and has been associated with prestigious institutions viz. Nomura, ICICI Securities Ltd., KPMG India Pvt. Ltd and Infin Equity Services Private Ltd.
He has around 23 years of experience in M&A, capital structuring, project financing, IPO advisory services, bought-out deals and valuation of companies/ businesses across a wide spectrum of sectors like pharmaceuticals, chemicals, infrastructure, textiles, steel, plastic processing, leisure and tourism among others. He also co-founded a platform for underwriting of real estate apartment sales in partnership with promoters of Net Ambit, a platform for distribution of financial products and real estate.