Our Leadership

Venkat Sivanand Kumar (Managing Director)

Holds B.Com degree from Osmania University and Management degree 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 a microfinance consultancy & a microfinance company (NBFC) Gram Tarang Financial Services Pvt. Ltd in 2009 and worked extensively in Andhra Pradesh & Orissa. Area of expertise includes Retail Banking, Ratings, Microfinance Institution Loan Portfolio Audits, Microfinance Institution Development, Business Planning, Financial Modeling & Investment Banking.

Mobile +91 7382092355 | Email Id: venkat@gramtarang.org

Prof D.N. Rao (Director)

BE (Civil), PGDM (IIM, Kolkota), British Chevening Scholar, Founder of the Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar(XIMB)- Consultancy Wing. Worked as a consultant to several international/national agencies like DFID, HIVOS, GTZ, Ministry of Power (GoI) and several state governments.

Mobile: +919437018628 | Email Id: dnrao@cutm.ac.in

Prof A.R.K.Raju (Director)

A development professional with 31 years of experience, started his career as a teacher and holds a PG diploma in Enterprise Management. Mentor of Community institutions and organizations and handled several development projects funded by national and international agencies. With expertise on Development project management, has worked with agencies like Bread for the world, Germany, Welthungerhilfe, Germany, CARE, INDIA and NABARD

Mobile +91 944038 7563 | Email Id: arkraju@gramtarang.org

Supriya Pattanayak (Director)

Has her qualifications from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (MA) and the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (MPhil), India and RMIT University, Australia (PhD).  She has extensive teaching, research and policy experience and her research interest is in the field of gender and development issues, and social work pedagogy in different contexts.  She worked with NGOs, multilateral and bilateral agencies, federal and state Governments and Universities in India and Australia.  In her role as State Representative (Odisha), DFID (British High Commission), she worked collaboratively with various development partners in pursuance of harmonization of development efforts and achievement of MDGs.  She is presently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Centurion University and has also been appointed as Adjunct Professor at the RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia and Research Fellow at the St Petersburg State University, Russia.

Mobile +91 9437009777 | Email Id: supriya.pattanayak@cutm.ac.in