About Origo Finance
Origo Finance Pvt. Ltd was incorporated in April, 2016 by Origo Commodities India Pvt. Ltd. as part of its overall strategy of becoming an end-to-end solutions provider in the Rural Enterprise space. Origo Finance received its NBFC License from RBI in June, 2017. Origo Finance’s core team boasts of 100+ years’ experience in the fields of finance and agriculture.
To become the leading rural focused NBFC to serve deserving, but underserved rural enterprises through tailored product offerings.
To provide a range of financial services to participants in the Agri and MSME eco systems, in a responsible and cost effective manner.
Sunoor Kaul Director
Sunoor Kaul is a Director of Origo Commodities and Origo Finance. Sunoor has extensive experience in the areas of Operations, Finance and Investment Banking across various countries. Sunoor drives the trade facilitation and supply chain initiatives at Origo. Prior to Origo, Sunoor held various positions across operations and finance at General Electric and Bank of America. Sunoor holds a B.Tech. degree from IIT Delhi and an MBA from Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Mayank Dhanuka Director
Mayank Dhanuka is a Director of Origo Commodities and Origo Finance. Mayank's expertise lies in the areas of finance and business development. At Origo, Mayank is responsible for the finance function and the Warehouse Management business. Prior to Origo, Mayank has performed various roles in Investment Banking and Private Equity in Asia and New York. Mayank holds a B.Tech. from IIT Delhi and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.
Venkatram Reddy Director & CEO
Venkatram Reddy is a Director and the CEO of Origo Finance. He is highly experienced in the areas of business development, operations, investment management and advisory services. Prior to Origo, Venkat was leading the investment and portfolio management for Caspian's multi-sector impact debt fund. During his tenure with Caspian, his responsibility included participation in Board and Management Committees of portfolio companies.
Venkat has nearly two decades of experience, including ICICI Bank where he was responsible for managing the Bank's micro credit assets (amounting to ~$100 mn). Prior to this, Venkat worked with BASIX where he was responsible for multiple businesses, including financial services for the farming community. Venkat has also worked with leading agri-input companies in India where he managed various networks including distributors, retailers and farmers. Venkat is a graduate in Agriculture Sciences from Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University.
M R Venkiteswaran Nominee Director
Venkiteswaran. M.R is a Banker with 34 years of experience, during which time he played important senior level roles in some of the largest Banks in India. He has a rich experience in Agricultural Finance, Microfinance, lending to Micro Enterprises and SMEs. He is well versed in handling several high impact projects of significant size, from planning to execution. He has around 7 years of experience in heading the major SBU of agriculture lending with consistent growth in topline and P&L.
Venkiteswaran.M.R has rich experience in building and nurturing several business lines of strategic importance like Farmer Finance, Tractor Finance, Agri Value Chain Funding, lending against Agri commodities, lending to Agri enterprises as well as wholesale and retail microfinance. In all these business lines, he has experience of developing strategy, products, processes, distribution architecture and delivery channels to ensure overall business excellence. He also has expertise in identifying key focus geographies, product & process innovations, credit risk & operational risk. He has rich experience in streamlining & improving existing systems/processes, innovating and envisioning new methodologies, identifying future trends and devising suitable strategies.
The core team at Origo Finance has 100+ years of combined experience in the areas of financial Services, agri commodities and agri supply chain services and a proven track record in business development, team nurturing and partnership building.
Kapil Savangikar VP – Operations
Kapil has over 20 years of experience in the areas of business development, sales & marketing, team development and relationship management, largely in the banking industry.
Prior to Origo, Kapil was 'General Manager - Branch Operations and Excellence' with Swadhaar Information and Management Services. Has also worked with HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Janalakshmi Financial Services.
Kapil holds a bachelor degree in Commerce and a degree in Executive General Management Programme from IIM Bangalore.
Ravi Varma Pakalapati VP – Finance
Ravi is a qualified cost accountant professional with experience of over 24 years in diverse areas including taxation & financial strategies, statutory & legal compliances and auditing, indirect & direct taxation, management control, financial risk management, costing & pricing strategies, profit centre operations, management accounting and project management spanning various industry verticals - Micro-finance, Non-Banking & Financial Services, FMCG, Life Insurance and Stock broking.
Prior to Origo finance, he has worked with Spandana Spoorthy Financial Ltd, Shriram Life insurance company Ltd and Karvy Stock broking limited.
Divanshu Kumar Bhadani VP - Credit and Legal
Divanshu has over 16 years of experience in rural and agri banking, sales, credit, risk management and collections. Prior to joining Origo, Divanshu was with Axis Bank as AVP and Regional Credit Manager. Earlier he was with Monsanto India Ltd taking care of agri-input sales and marketing.
Divanshu holds an MBA in Agri Business Management from Govind Ballab Pant University of Agriculture and Technology.
S Ramakrishna VP – Business Development
S Ramakrishna has over 18 years of extensive experience in Banking & Financial Services. Prior to joining OFL, he was associated with Thirumeni Finance Pvt Ltd. (Varthana) where he handled the business portfolio across AP, Telangana & Tamil Nadu. He was previously associated with organizations like Fullerton, Indiabulls & HDB.
Ram is a Commerce graduate and has a Post Graduate Diploma in MIS & Computer Applications.
Nalini Naidu AVP - Human Resources
Nalini is an HR Professional with over 15 years of progressively responsible experience in integrating the human resource function with the business operating strategy. She has led recruitment, performance management, training & competency development and administration of HR programs & policies. Prior to joining Origo, she was associated with GMR Group.
Nalini is an engineering graduate and has an MBA in HR from ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad.