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Blangat Narayanan Raveendra Babu

Managing Director

Blangat Narayanan Raveendra Babu is the Managing Director of our Company. He holds a master’s degree in commerce from University of Calicut, India. He has completed the executive development programme on equity and commodity derivatives by Dun and Bradstreet and the ISMS lead auditor training course. He has previously worked with Blue Marine International, UAE and our Promoter, MAFIL. He has served on the board of directors of several companies including Manappuram Construction and Consultants Limited, Manappuram Jewellers Limited, Manappuram Chits (India) Limited and Manappuram Insurance Brokers Limited.

Rajesh K R N Namboodiripad is the Chief Financial Officer of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from University of Mumbai, India and a post graduate diploma in fintech from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India. He is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of India and has completed the online executive education programme in ‘data analytics’ conducted by Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak, India. He holds a certificate in ‘credit skills for bankers’ presented by Moody’s Analytics and a certificate from the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance for passing the certificate course on non-banking financial companies. He has previously worked as the general manager of internal audit of our Promoter, MAFIL. He joined our Company on December 1, 2021.

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Rajesh K R N Namboodiripad

CFO

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Rajesh Krn Namboodiripad

CFO

Rajesh KRN Namboodiripad is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 22 + years of experience. He joined in Asirvad Microfinance Ltd in December 2021 at prior to joining us he has worked with Manappuram Finance Ltd, ManIndustries, Al-Nasser Investments LLC, Batliboi Ltd.

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Aparna Menon

Company Secretary

Aparna Menon is the Company Secretary and Compliance Officer of our Company. She is an associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. She holds a bachelor’s degree in corporate secretaryship from Bharathiar University, India. She has completed a certificate course on securities law conducted by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and an online programme on “Private Equity – Investing and Creating Value” conducted by BSE Institute Limited, India. She has previously worked as the senior manager of the secretarial department of our Promoter, MAFIL and as the company secretary of Prestige Mysore Retail Venture Private Limited. She has also worked with J.P. Morgan Services India Private Limited. She joined our Company on October 27, 2020.

Chintha Prasad is the chief executive officer of the MFI segment of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Acharya Nagarjuna University, India. His key functions and areas of experience in the Company include achievement of asset under management growth, budget management and operations and control. He has previously worked as the assistant general manager of the operations department of our Promoter, MAFIL. He joined our Company on December 4, 2019, and was appointed the chief executive officer – MFI with effect from April 1, 2023.

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Chintha Prasad

CEO-MFI

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Chintha Prasad

CEO-MFI

Chintha Prasad is the chief executive officer of the MFI segment of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Acharya Nagarjuna University, India. His key functions and areas of experience in the Company include achievement of asset under management growth, budget management and operations and control. He has previously worked as the assistant general manager of the operations department of our Promoter, MAFIL. He joined our Company on December 4, 2019, and was appointed the chief executive officer – MFI with effect from April 1, 2023.

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Muthu Bhaskar

Business Head – Gold Loan

Muthu Bhaskar is the business head of the gold loan business of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Sikkim Manipal University, India. Further, he has completed a certificate programme in leadership and change management from Indian Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India and a leadership and management certificate program from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA. His key functions and areas of experience in the Company include management of gold loan business vertical, execution of strategy for business development and opening of gold loan branches. He has previously worked as the general manager in the operations department of our Promoter, MAFIL. He joined our Company on June 1, 2020.

Sugesh Ram K S is the Chief Compliance Officer of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Arts from University of Calicut and a bachelor’s degree in Law degree from Bangalore University. He also holds a diploma in journalism from the Symbiosis, Pune. He is a Company Secretary and has been an associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He joined our Company on December 1, 2021 and has been appointed as the Chief Compliance Officer on August 1, 2022. His key functions and areas of experience in the Company include regulatory compliance, compliance monitoring and reporting and compliance investigations and remediation. He has previously worked as the group company secretary of Chemmanur Gold Palace International Limited and company secretary of Tattva Fincorp Limited, Manjilas Food Tech Private Limited and Kerala Enviro Infrastructure Limited.

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Sugesh Ram K S

CCO

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K S Sugesh Ram

CCO

K S Sugesh Ram is an Advocate and Company Secretary. He also holds a post graduate diploma in Mass Communication in Journalism from Symbiosis.

Before joining AMFL as CCO, he has been associated with Private Companies, Public companies, NBFC and a leading business conglomerate based in Kerala as Legal Head and Company Secretary.

Also an air veteran, he served Indian Air Force for 20 years as Ground Training Instructor till 2013.

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Dr. Adinadh K R,CEng,CISA

CDO/CISO

Dr. Adinadh K R,CEng,CISA is the chief digital officer and chief information security officer of our Company.He is a qualified Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) from ISACA.He holds a bachelor’s degree in technology from Mahatma Gandhi University, India and a master of engineering degree in computer science and engineering from Anna University Coimbatore, India. He also holds a doctor of philosophy degree in computer science and engineering from Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, India and is certified as a red hat certified engineer by Red Hat Inc. He joined our Company on June 1, 2020 and he was appointed the chief technology officer on May 14, 2021. Thereafter, he was redesignated as the chief digital officer on October 6, 2022 and was later assigned the additional responsibility of chief information security officer on March 10, 2023. His key functions and areas of experience in the Company include cybersecurity and data privacy, technology and innovation, digital marketing and customer acquisition. He has previously worked as the vice president of information technology for the IT product development and delivery department of Manappuram Comptech and Consultants Limited and as the assistant professor in computer science and engineering at the SNM Institute of Management and Technology, India.

Neena K P is the CHRO of Asirvad Micro Finance Limited. She holds Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law and employee relations & Human Resource Management and is an MBA graduate also.

Before joining AMFL, she has been associated with Manappuram Finance Limited as HR Head since 2018 and was responsible for entire HR function of the Company with over 27,000 employees spread across the country and she has 23 years of experience in different verticals including operations and administration.

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Neena K P

CHRO

Shyju K is the head of human resources of our Company. He holds a master’s degree in Arts from University of Kerala, India. He has previously worked as the senior deputy general manager of the human resource management department of our Promoter, MAFIL. He joined our Company on July 24, 2023 and was appointed the head of human resources on August 7, 2023His key functions and areas of experience in the Company include recruitment, transfer and promotion of employees and employee training. As he joined our Company on July 24, 2023.

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Shyju K

HEAD HR

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Shyju K

HEAD HR

Shyju K is the head of human resources of our Company. He holds a master’s degree in Arts from University of Kerala, India. He has previously worked as the senior deputy general manager of the human resource management department of our Promoter, MAFIL. He joined our Company on July 24, 2023 and was appointed the head of human resources on August 7, 2023His key functions and areas of experience in the Company include recruitment, transfer and promotion of employees and employee training. As he joined our Company on July 24, 2023.

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Mr. Shyju K

HEAD HR

Having worked at varying functional layers of operations across the country, Mr Shyju K comes with more than a decade of experience in NBFC operations. He started his career in 2011 and holds right perspective on limitless possibilities of manpower management.

With First Class Postgraduate from University College, Thiruvananthapuram, he also has MBA (Finance) and Diploma in Computer Operations and programming to his credit. Currently he is pursuing LLB from Karnataka State law University.

Nandagopalan G is a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and also had qualifications in CAIIB and a bachelor’s Degree in Commerce. He had more than 42 years of successful service in leading private sector Bank with wide experience in major verticals (Branch Banking, Audit, HR, Credit Underwriting (SME as well as Large Corporate) in all geographies. i.e. Rural(Kerala), Semi-Urban/Urban (Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh), and Metros (Delhi, Chennai, and Mumbai).

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Nandagopalan G

CRO

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Nandagopalan G

CRO

Nandagopalan G is a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and also had qualifications in CAIIB and a bachelor’s Degree in Commerce. He had more than 42 years of successful service in leading private sector Bank with wide experience in major verticals (Branch Banking, Audit, HR, Credit Underwriting (SME as well as Large Corporate) in all geographies. i.e. Rural(Kerala), Semi-Urban/Urban (Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh), and Metros (Delhi, Chennai, and Mumbai).

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Joshy K G

CTO

Joshy K G is the chief technology officer of our Company. He has cleared the final examination conducted by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He holds a certificate for the completion of the managerial effectiveness programme for senior executives of MAFIL from Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, India and a NPTEL online certification for the blockchain architecture design and use cases from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, , India. Further, he has completed the certified cyber warrior course by International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, India and is a certified professional of MLAI. He has also passed the information security management systems auditor/lead auditor training course by BSI Training Academy, India. He joined our Company on March 10, 2022. His key functions and areas of experience in the Company include technology strategy, system architecture, information security and technology compliance. He has previously worked as the general manager and the head of information technology department of our Promoter, MAFIL.

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Joshy K G

CTO

Joshy K G is the chief technology officer of our Company. He has cleared the final examination conducted by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He holds a certificate for the completion of the managerial effectiveness programme for senior executives of MAFIL from Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, India and a NPTEL online certification for the blockchain architecture design and use cases from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, , India. Further, he has completed the certified cyber warrior course by International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, India and is a certified professional of MLAI. He has also passed the information security management systems auditor/lead auditor training course by BSI Training Academy, India. He joined our Company on March 10, 2022. His key functions and areas of experience in the Company include technology strategy, system architecture, information security and technology compliance. He has previously worked as the general manager and the head of information technology department of our Promoter, MAFIL.

Jiji Joseph is the internal auditor and head of internal audit of our Company. She holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from University of Calicut, India and is an associate member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. She holds a diploma in information system security audit from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. She joined our Company on October 11, 2022 and has been appointed as the head of internal audit with effect from May 9, 2023 for a period of 3 years, i.e., until May 8, 2026. She has previously worked as the chief manager for compliance department of our Promoter, MAFIL and was also associated with the Kerala Institute of Local Administration. Her key functions and areas of experience in the Company include internal audit planning and control, audit execution and reporting, and fraud detection and prevention. As she was appointed a Senior Management Personnel in May 2023.

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Jiji Joseph

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Mr. Basavraj Shetty

CIRO

Basavraj Shetty is the Chief Investor Relations Officer of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science (Technology) from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India, and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the University of Mumbai, India. He has previously worked with Mirae Asset Mutual Fund, JP Morgan, Centrum, etc. He has more than 19 years of experience in the industry.

Linekker M R is the Chief Risk Officer of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from University of Calicut and is an associate member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. He has completed Junior Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers (JAIIB) certification from the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF) and Executive development programme in ‘Financial Data Analytics’ from Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur, India.

He joined Manappuram Finance Limited in 2018 and having worked through various functional levels was promoted to the post of Assistant General Manager. Presently, he has been appointed as the Chief Risk Officer of the Company with effect from 6th May 2024 for two years.

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Linekker M R

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