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Manappuram Finance Limited, has in recent years, emerged as a leading non-banking financial company (NBFC) in India under the stewardship of Shri V.P. Nandakumar, MD & CEO of the Company.

Management Team

Mr. Shailesh. J. Mehta

Chairman, Independent and Non-Executive Director

Dr. Shailesh J. Mehta has completed his Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and holds a master’s degree in Operations Research from Case Western Reserve University. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Operation Research and computer science from Case Western Reserve University. He also holds Hon. Doctorate in Human Letters from the California State University. He has over 45 years of work experience and has held the positions of President, Granite Hill Capital Ventures, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Providian Financial Corporation, Operating general partner, West Bridge Capital, President and Chief Operating Officer, Capital Holding Insurance group, and Executive Vice President, Key Corp. He has also served on the U.S. Board of Master Card International, Board of PayPal Inc, Chairman of First Source solutions, Trustee of California State University System. He is founder of the Shailesh J Mehta School of management at IIT Bombay.

Mr. V.P.Nandakumar

Managing Director & CEO.

Mr. V.P. Nandakumar is a post graduate in science with additional qualifications in Banking & Foreign Trade. Immediately after completion of his education, he joined the erstwhile Nedungadi Bank Limited. In 1986, he resigned from the Bank to take over the family business, upon the demise of his father, V.C. Padmanabhan. In 1992, he promoted Manappuram Finance Ltd. and has been a director of the company since then. Mr. Nandakumar is a Managing Committee member of leading trade and industry associations such as ASSOCHAM and FICCI. He is also the Chairman of the Kerala state council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Board of Directors

Mr. B.N. Raveendrababu

Non Executive Director

Mr. B.N. Raveendra Babu holds a master’s degree in Commerce from the Calicut University and completed his intern from the Institute of Certified Management Accountants. Prior to joining Manappuram Group, Mr. Raveendra Babu occupied senior positions in Finance and Accounts in various organisations in the Middle East. He has been the Director of our Company since July 15, 1992. He was appointed as the Joint Managing Director on January 11, 2010, redesignated as Executive Director on May 19, 2012 and re-designated as Non Executive Director of the board of the company with effect from 31.05.2020.

Mr. P. Manomohanan

Independent and Non-Executive Director

Bachelor of Commerce from Kerala University, Diploma in Industrial finance from Indian Institute of Bankers and also a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. Has over 38 years of work experience in the RBI and in the regulatory aspects of NBFCs. He retired as the General Manager of Reserve Bank of India, Department of Banking Supervision, Trivandrum and served in the Board of the South Indian Bank Ltd and the Federal Bank Ltd.

Mr. V.R. Ramachandran

Independent and Non-Executive Director

He holds a Bachelor of Science from the Calicut University and a Bachelor degree in law from the Kerala University. He has over 32 years of work experience and is a civil lawyer enrolled with the Thrissur Bar Association.

Mr. Gautam Narayan

Non Executive Director

He is a Chartered Accountant with additional qualification in management, Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Ahmedabad. Mr. Gautam Narayan is a Partner with Apax Partners and leads investments in financial services and business services in India. He is actively involved in the not-forprofit sector and contributes in a Board / Advisory capacity to Mann Deshi Foundation (focused on development of women entrepreneurs in rural Maharashtra) and Toolbox India Foundation (focused on capacity building services). He was recognized among the 40 under 40 business leaders by the Economic Times in 2017.

Ms. Sutapa Banerjee

Independent and Non-Executive Director

Sutapa is a gold medalist in Economics from the XLRI school of Management in India, and an Economics honours graduate from Presidency College Kolkata. Sutapa Banerjee has spent close to 24 years in the financial services industry across 2 large multinational banks (ANZ Grindlays and ABN AMRO), and a boutique Indian Investment bank (Ambit) where she built and headed several businesses. Sutapa was voted one of the ‘Top 20 Global Rising Stars of Wealth Management’ by the Institutional Investor Group in 2007 - the only Indian and one of only two winners from Asia.

Mr. Abhijit Sen

Independent and Non-Executive Director

Mr. Sen retired as Chief Financial Officer- Citibank, India Subcontinent in 2015 after serving the organisation for almost 20 years. Post retirement he is associated with a large Big 4 firm as an External Advisor, for their activities in the Banking and Financial Services Sector. He serves on several Boards including Kalyani Forge Ltd, Trent Ltd , U Gro Capital ,Ujjivan Micro-Finance Ltd. and Cashpor Microcredit. He also chairs the Audit Committees of Kalyani Forge Ltd, Trent Ltd and U Gro Capital in addition to participating on several other Board Committees. In the past, Abhijit was also on the Board of National Securities Depository Ltd and various Citi entities and has been an External Advisor to General Atlantic. He has a B.Tech (Hons) degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata with Majors in Finance & Information Systems.

Mr. Harshan Kollara

Independent and Non-Executive Director

Experienced Financial Services professional, with over 40 years of experience in banking & Financial services in India and abroad. Has been with diverse institutions (Union Bank of India, ICICI bank (as EVP and Head of International banking), Union bank of California (as Vice president and Regional Head of South Asia Region) and Federal bank (as its Executive Director). Good project management experience in setting up institutions. Has been Non-Executive Director, Experian credit information co of India p ltd, has approved person status with UK regulator FCA. Extensive experience in foreign exchange, cross border trade Finance, payment business, consumer credit, Core banking application system implementation, and compliance including AML, CTF & financial crime prevention practices. Experience in global standards and best practices in Governance. Harshan is an alumnus of Mumbai University.

Mr.S.R. Balasubramanian

Non-Executive Director

S.R. Balasubramanian holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering (Electronics) from Madras University and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science from IIT Bombay to his name. He has over 43 years of experience in the field of Information Technology at various capacities. Out of which 35 years are in the IT space of BFSI. He was the former VP of Citibank and has worked in India, Singapore and Kenya. He played a key role as Technology Head for implementing Cash Management Technology in Citibank during the early 90s. He was with HDFC Bank for over 7 years as Senior VP and moved to IT Advisory role for few Banks in India and was Business Advisor to a software company and served there for 4 years. He was the former Board member of Quantum Asset Management Company(P) Ltd since 2010 and completed the Board term on August 2020. Currently he is the member of Information Security Committee of Quantum AMC and provides his service as an external expert.

Code of Conduct For Board And Senior Management

  • Manappuram Finance Ltd is committed to upholding the highest standards of moral and ethical values in the conduct of its business. The board of directors, senior management and all employees of this company share this commitment. The company has adopted the following code of conduct as its policy guide in the conduct of its business. Commitment to ethical professional conduct is expected of every member and all employees should understand and implement the code adopted by the company in its true spirit.

    For the purposes of this code the Board means all directors of the company including the chairman and managing director. Senior management shall mean Deputy General Managers, all functional heads reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and the Company Secretary.

  • Honesty, integrity and diligence are the fundamental aspects qualifying every act on the part of the board and senior management. They should act in good faith for and on behalf of the company and adopt the highest standards of personal ethics, integrity, confidentiality and discipline in dealing with all matters relating to the Company

  • Any confidential information obtained during the course of their duty should not be used for personal aggrandizement or financial gain to self or to a third party.

  • They shall not engage in any business, which is detrimental to the interests of the company. They shall maintain the confidentiality of all material and non-public information about the company or its business and must always act in the best interests of the Company and its stakeholders.

  • They Shall not accept any gifts, benefits in cash or in kind or other personal favours from the customers or from those seeking any business from the company and shall conduct the activities outside the Company in such manner as not to adversely affect the image or reputation of the Company.

  • The directors shall not associate with other Non Banking Financial Companies registered with RBI outside the group either as a Director or in any managerial or advisory capacity, (not including statutory compliance and audit) without the prior approval of the Board.

  • They must obey existing local, state, national, and international laws unless there is a compelling ethical basis not to do so.

  • They shall strive to achieve the highest quality, effectiveness and dignity in their work and must accept social responsibilities for their acts.

  • They shall always abide by the Code of Conduct, and shall be accountable to the Board for their actions/violations/defaults

Independent directors shall have following duties:

The independent directors shall -

  • undertake appropriate induction and regularly update and refresh their skills, knowledge and familiarity with the company;

  • seek appropriate clarification or amplification of information and, where necessary, take and follow appropriate professional advice and opinion of outside experts at the expense of the company;

  • strive to attend all meetings of the Board of Directors and of the Board committees of which he is a member;

  • participate constructively and actively in the committees of the Board in which they are chairpersons or members;

  • strive to attend the general meetings of the company;

  • where they have concerns about the running of the company or a proposed action, ensure that these are addressed by the Board and, to the extent that they are not resolved, insist that their concerns are recorded in the minutes of the Board meeting;

  • keep themselves well informed about the company and the external environment in which it operates;

  • not to unfairly obstruct the functioning of an otherwise proper Board or committee of the Board;

  • pay sufficient attention and ensure that adequate deliberations are held before approving related party transactions and assure themselves that the same are in the interest of the company;

  • ascertain and ensure that the company has an adequate and functional vigil mechanism and to ensure that the interests of a person who uses such mechanism are not prejudicially affected on account of such use;

  • report concerns about unethical behaviour, actual or suspected fraud or violation of the company’s code of conduct or ethics policy;

  • acting within his authority, assist in protecting the legitimate interests of the company, shareholders and its employees;

  • not disclose confidential information, including commercial secrets, technologies, advertising and sales promotion plans, unpublished price sensitive information, unless such disclosure is expressly approved by the Board or required by law.

In addition to the above duties an independent director shall be subject to following professional conduct:

An independent director shall:

  • uphold ethical standards of integrity and probity;

  • act objectively and constructively while exercising his duties;

  • exercise his responsibilities in a bona fide manner in the interest of the company;

  • devote sufficient time and attention to his professional obligations for informed and balanced decision making;

  • not allow any extraneous considerations that will vitiate his exercise of objective independent judgment in the paramount interest of the company as a whole, while concurring in or dissenting from the collective judgment of the Board in its decision making;

  • refrain from any action that would lead to loss of his independence;

  • where circumstances arise which make an independent director lose his independence, the independent director must immediately inform the Board accordingly;

  • assist the company in implementing the best corporate governance practices.

An independent director shall be held liable, only in respect of such acts of omission or commission by a company which had occurred with his knowledge, attributable through Board processes, and with his consent or connivance or where he had not acted diligently with respect of the provisions contained in the Listing Agreement.

Change in Directorship

  • Mr. Shailesh Mehta Stepped Down as director of the board of the company with effect from 22.08.2018.

  • Mr. V.M Manoharan, stepped down as a director of the board of the company w.e.f 25.07.2014.

  • There has been change in the designation of Mr. I Unnikrishnan from ED and deputy CEO to Non- Executive Director w.e.f. 30.11.2014.

  • Mr. I.Unnikrishnan stepped down as a director of the board of the company w.e.f 05.11.2015.

  • Mr. Amla Samanta has been appointed as an Independent Director of the Board with effect from 06.08.2015.

  • Mr. Pradeep Saxena Stepped Down as director of the board of the company with effect from 09.08.2016.

  • Mr. Gautam Narayan has been appointed as an "Non Executive Director" of the Board with effect from 21.08.2018.

  • Ms.Sutapa Banerjee has been appointed as Additional Director of the Board with effect from 06.02.2019.

  • Dr. Amla Samanta Stepped Down as director of the board of the company with effect from 01.04.2019.

  • Ms. Sutapa Banerjee has been appointed as Independent Director of the Board with effect from 01.04.2019.

  • Mr. Abhijit Sen has been appointed as an Additional Director of the Board with effect from 17.07.2019.

  • Mr. Abhijit Sen has been appointed as Independent Director of the Board with effect from 27.08.2019.

  • Mr. E A Kshirsagar Stepped Down as director of the board of the company with effect from 06.11.2019.

  • Mr. Rajiven V R had expired on 19.10.2019.

  • Mr. Harshan Kollara has been appointed as an Additional Director of the Board with effect from 28.01.2020.

  • Mr. Shailesh Mehta has been appointed as an Additional Director of the Board with effect from 27.02.2020.

  • Mr.B.N. Raveendra Babu Re-designated as Non Executive Director of the board of the company with effect from 31.05.2020.

  • Mr. Harshan Kollara has been appointed as Independent and Non-Executive Director of the Board with effect from 28.08.2020.

  • Mr. Shailesh. J. Mehta has been appointed as Independent and Non-Executive Director of the Board with effect from 28.08.2020.

  • Mr.Jagdish Capoor Stepped down as director of the board of the company with effect from 18-10-2021.

  • Mr.Shailesh J. Mehta has been appointed as Chairman of the board with effect from 13-11-2021.