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1) Venkat Sivanand Kumar
Managing Director, Gram Tarang Financial Services & Gram Tarang Inclusive Development Services.
He hold B.Com (Bachelors of Commerce) from Osmania University and an alumnus from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. Possess two years experience with Agribusiness Group at ICICI Bank and 15 months with Intellecap, a development consulting company. Started an inclusive finance consultancy www.microsupportcapital.com and worked with tier 2 and tier 3 MFIs especially from A.P, Orissa, Karnataka.
Mr. Venkat is also a visiting faculty in Finance Area at Centurion University of Technology and Management. His area of expertise includes Retail Banking, Credit Ratings, Loan Portfolio Audits, Financial Inclusion, Business Planning, Financial Modeling & Investment Banking.

2) Santanu Kumar Mohanty holds a Diploma in Cooperative Business Management from VAMNICOM, Pune and pursued MBA (PGDM) from XIMB. Prior to joining Gram Tarang as a State Coordinator of Odisha and a mentor, he worked with the Government of Odisha for over 3 decades and recently retired as an Additional Secretary & Additional RCS to Govt. of Orissa (Co-operation Department). During his stint with Odisha State Government, he pioneered various Self-reliant Co-operative initiatives which are totally user-member owned & managed institutions.

3) Himansu Sekhar Sahoo did his MPS in International Development from Cornell University, New York; PGD in Rural Management from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar and Bachelor of Fisheries Science from OUAT, Bhubaneswar. He has more than 10 years of experience in Livelihoods Promotion and has worked in various capacities in organizations like PRADAN, MART, OTELP, WORLP and ALC India. His major areas of expertise are Tribal Livelihoods and Capacity Building. Himanshu is leading the training division at Gram Tarang.

4) Pradeep Kumar hold the Masters Degree in Business Management and B.Com degree from Osmania University. Prior to joining Gram Tarang as Back office head, he worked for Bank of America as a Team Developer & Trainer for Account Analysis department in Hyderabad for more than 5 years. His area of expertise includes Accounting standards, MIS handling and Operations.

5) Nikash Anand is an agriculture graduate from University of agriculture sciences, Bangalore and an alumnus of XIM, Bhubaneshwar. Have started the career with DCM Shriram consolidated ltd as an area manager and later worked as consultant with leading NGOs of Bihar and Rajasthan on issues of agriculture, natural resource management and rural finance for 3 years. In Gram Tarang, he is working as a state coordinator and managing U.P and Bihar Operations.

6) Deepak Kumar Taunk did PGDRM from XIM, Bhubaneswar and his internship in Social research wing of AC Nielsen ORGMarg where he worked on social research projects of World Bank and Govt of Andhra Pradesh.  Before joining Gram Tarang, he worked for an NGO called BREDS as a district coordinator of Andhra bank financial inclusion project in Srikakulam district of A.P for 18 months where he led the team of 500 customer service providers to facilitate Social security pension and NREGS Payments. Currently, he is working as a state coordinator for United Bank of India financial inclusion program in West Bengal and leading a team which manages over 2000 Customer service providers spread across 11 districts. He has also done brief assignments in skill building and training projects, rural marketing of products and supplier selection.

7) Jay Shankar Prasad hails from Madhubani district of Bihar and holds a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Sciences from UAS Bangalore apart from a PGDRM from XIM, Bhubaneswar. He joined Gram Tarang in 2010 and currently working as an assistant state coordinator of west Bengal.  His area of expertise includes supply chain management, marketing, Business planning and trainings.

8) Mukut Boruah holds a bachelor degree in Physics from Dibrugarh University, Assam and pursued his PGDM with marketing specialization from CSREM. Currently, he is working as a state coordinator for United Bank of India financial inclusion program in Tripura and Assam and leading a team which manages over 300 Customer service providers spread across 6 districts. He has extensive experience in managing Industrial Training Institutes, trainings and prior to joining Gram Tarang, he worked with GTETS as a operations manager.

9) Jeetendev Nayak holds a B.COM (A/C) hon’s degree from Berhampur University and a PGDM degree from CSREM with specialization in Finance and Rural Management. Currently, he is working as a state coordinator for United bank of India financial inclusion program in Odisha.

10)Anand Rao G holds a B.COM degree from SKCG College, Paralakhimundi and working as an Accounts Manager with Gram Tarang. Previously, he worked as Accountant for reputed NGOs like Gram Vikas and BREDS for about 20 years. He also attended various seminars and training programmes on Financial Management, Accounting Standards, FCRA procedures organized by international agencies like Bftw (Germany), German Agro Action (Germany) and NABARD (India).

11) Pragyan parimita Rath holds a bachelor degree in life sciences (Genetic & Biotechnology) from Andhra University, Vishakapatnam and an MBA from Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Mumbai with specialization in Marketing and service management. Before joining Gram Tarang as Human Resource Manager, she worked for 2 years with Star Union Dai-ichi on risk management, corporate communication for group investments and savings. She also worked for a long tenure with Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company and Sisco Research Laboratory as communications and HR Manager.

12) Suresh Kumar holds a B.Com (Hons.) degree from SKCG College, Paralakhemundi and received 8 diplomas that include DCA, PGDCA, Diploma in Networking, Diploma in Web designing, Diploma in Hardware, Diploma in AutoCAD (Civil), Diploma in Multimedia, and Diploma in DTP. He has over 10 years of experience in hardware networking and looks after all the aspects of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in Gram Tarang.

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