Founders & Board Room

Behind every successful company is a team that is passionate about the work they do and the people they serve.

Founders


Mr. Kamlesh Gandhi

Founder

He is Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of the Company. He is a proficient and experienced industry practitioner with a brilliant track record. He has more than two decades of experience in managing the Company’s growth. He manages the Company with the guidance and support of the Board. His understanding and vision is among the key enablers for the consistent performance of the Company. He is also the Director of Finance Industry Development Council (FIDC).

Mr. Mukesh Gandhi

Co-founder

Shri Mukesh Gandhi (October 20, 1957 – January 19, 2021) was the Whole time Director & CFO of the Company and played an important role in bringing the Company to its present level from a humble beginning in the year 1995, based on very strong fundamentals. He was filled with positivity, enthusiasm, zeal, kindness and pragmatism. During the course of his entrepreneurial mission, he had set a number of revolutionary precedents. The Company had and is immensely benefitted from his vision and vigilance. Further he was a well-known industry expert and a popular public speaker on various issues on Finance.

Board of Directors


Mr. Kamlesh Gandhi

Chairman & Managing Director

He is Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of the Company. He is a proficient and experienced industry practitioner with a brilliant track record. He has more than two decades of experience in managing the Company’s growth. He manages the Company with the guidance and support of the Board. His understanding and vision is among the key enablers for the consistent performance of the Company. He is also the Director of Finance Industry Development Council (FIDC).

Mrs. Darshana pandya

Director & CEO

She is responsible for leading the operations at MAS and also the relationship of the company with its more than 90 NBFC-MFI & NBFC Partners. She is a commerce graduate who joined the company in 1996 as a junior executive and through her hard work, immaculate working and determination to excel, accompanied by enabling support from the management; rose to the level of Director.

Mr. Bala Bhaskaran

Independent Director

He is a management graduate with two decades of experience in the consultancy and financial sector. He has a number of management consultancy inputs from his rich experience. He has done his engineering from IIT-Madras, MBA from IIM-Banglore and CFA from ICFAI.

Mr. Chetan Shah

Independent Director

He holds bachelor’s degrees in commerce and law (general) from Gujarat University. He is also a qualified chartered accountant registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has over 33 years of experience in the financial services sector and has in the past worked with the Natpur Co-operative Bank as the Manager – Finance.

Mr. Umesh Rajnikant Shah

Independent Director

He is a Chartered Accountant. He has more than 35 years of experience in the diverse fields connected with Finance, Accounting, Auditing and Taxation. He also has 5 years hands-on experience of working in an NBFC.

MRS. DAKSHA NIRANJAN SHAH

Independent Director

She is a business graduate from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, specialising in Finance and Marketing and also a student of Economics and Statistics. She has rich experience of more than three decades in diversified fields of Textile, Chemical and Financial services. She has undergone various courses such as the course in Microfinance at the Economic Institute, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

MR. NARAYANAN SADANANDAN

Independent Director

He has vast experience of more than 3 decades in all facets of banking, expertise in Fund Management, Investment Banking, Correspondence & International Banking, Corporate, Commercial and Retail (including MSME) banking. He is also an Advisor - Equity Capital Market, SBI Capital Markets Ltd and Ex MD & CEO - SBI Pension Funds Private Ltd.

Board Committees


AUDIT COMMITTEE

  • MR. CHETAN SHAH - CHAIRMAN
  • MRS. DARSHANA PANDYA
  • MR. BALA BHASKARAN
  • MR. UMESH RAJNIKANT SHAH

NOMINATION AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEE

  • MR. UMESH RAJNIKANT SHAH
  • MR. BALA BHASKARAN
  • MR. CHETAN SHAH

RISK MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

  • MR. CHETAN SHAH - CHAIRMAN
  • MRS. DARSHANA PANDYA
  • MR. UMESH RAJNIKANT SHAH

STAKEHOLDERS RELATIONSHIP COMMITTEE

  • MR. CHETAN SHAH - CHAIRMAN
  • MRS. DARSHANA PANDYA
  • MR. BALA BHASKARAN

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY COMMITTEE

  • MR. UMESH RAJNIKANT SHAH - CHAIRMAN
  • MRS. DARSHANA PANDYA
  • MR. BALA BHASKARAN

Corporate Advisory Committee


Dr. Rajiv Kumar

Former Vice Chairman of
NITI Aayog

Government of India's apex think tank, with the rank of a cabinet minister. He is the Founding Director & current Chairman of Pahle India Foundation - a public policy think tank. He also served as an independent director on the Central Boards of the Reserve Bank of India and the State Bank of India.

Mr. TT Srinivasaraghavan

Chairman Emeritus of FIDC & Retired MD of Sundaram Finance Ltd.

He has over 40 years of experience in the banking and financial services sector and has been associated with leading trade related organisations. He has been involved with various Committees constituted by the RBI on NBFC related matters, including the recently constituted Group of Advisors to Regulations Review Authority.

Mr. U.S. Paliwal

Secretary General, CCA and CEO of the Association of Small Finance Banks of India.

He is Former Executive Director of Reserve Bank of India and Former Director of Bank of Mauritius. He was Nominee Director on the Boards of three PSU banks in India.

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