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Board of Trustees

Shri Manoj Mittal


Shri Manoj Mittal aged about 54 years has a track record of over 3 Decades in propelling organizational growth and profitability through strategic leadership, multi - functional expertise, building / optimizing organizational processes.

He worked as a Deputy Managing Director at Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) from Jan 2016 – Jan 2021. He was closely Involved in the development of SIDBI Vision 2.0 and its successful implementation to emerge as a financially stronger impact institution.

He had played a lead role in restructuring of dues of Banks to MFIs during the A.P. MFI Crisis in 2010 and implementation of responsible lending initiatives. He also has comprehensive experience in design, management and impact evaluation of various sustainability and developmental programs funded by multilateral agencies / Government of India. He is a Strong Votary of Credit Plus approach for holistic development with expertise in extending capital (Debt and Equity) and development support to MSMEs / Startups, financial intermediaries - Banks / Non-Banking Finance Companies / Micro Finance Institutions, Alternate Investment Funds.

Shri Sunil Kumar Bansal


Shri Sunil Kumar Bansal is a Chartered Accountant from ICAI, New Delhi, Cost Accountant from ICWAI, Kolkata and holds Diploma in Treasury and Forex Management from ICFAI, Hyderabad. He secured All India rank 23rd in CA Final. Shri Bansal served in NABARD at several positions and having vast experience of more than 35 years out of which 22 years as senior executive at NABARD as an Investment Manager, Financial Consultant and Development Banker.

Shri Bansal is having cumulative 10 years Board level experience in organizations like SIDBI, NABCONS & NABVENTURE. Shri Bansal headed state of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh Regional Office as Officer-in Charge/ Chief General Manager.

Shri Bansal has also proven his expertise as member of important Committees set up by Goverenmt of India like (i) Working Group on KCC constituted by DFS, MoF, GoI to review the Kisan Credit Card Scheme; (ii) Sarangi Committee on Interest Subvention and DBT; and (iii) Project Management Group where he headed the group which in consultation with Boston Consultancy Group redesigned financial and developmental products at NABARD.

Shri Bansal has headed/participated in several studies and training programme like Study of Micro-credit institutions in Philippines (1998), Exposure visit to 05 European Countries on ‘Management of Change’(2002), ‘Programme on Advanced Corporate Finance’ at London Business School, London (2008), Program on Financial Inclusion and Agriculture Credit, Brazil(2014) etc. Shri Bansal has Specialized Skills in Fund, Liquidity & Treasury Management, Domain knowledge in Finance and Supervision. He has conducted investigations in investment operations of Apex Cooperative Banks.

Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee


Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee is widely acclaimed as the Father of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in our country. He was instrumental in framing and issuing the CSR guidelines for Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) in April, 2010. Thereafter, he played a major role in the inclusion of Section 135 in the Companies Act of 2013 and in the framing of the rules thereafter.

As the DG & CEO of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), he spearheaded the National Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility (NFCSR.

He has spoken and lectured on the subject of CSR and Sustainability at a very large number of National and International fora over the last five years and is acknowledged as the primary force for bringing a new paradigm to the realm of CSR and providing it with an innovative and strategic vision.

Dr. Chatterjee is also a widely acclaimed management practitioner, theorist and teacher. He has written and lectured over many years on issues of social and sustainable development, corporate responsibility and human resources.

He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1975 and has held many distinguished positions. In 2008-09, he was Principal Adviser in the Planning Commission. Here he was deeply involved with a number of micro and macro-economic measures. He was also a part of the team responsible for shaping India’s response to the global economic crisis of 2009.

As the Director General & CEO of the IICA, Dr. Chatterjee helped to shape the contours of the subject of Corporate Affairs and prepared strategies for capacity development, knowledge dissemination and quality research.

Dr. Chatterjee has most recently authored his latest Book entitled “Sustainable Futures - Imperatives For Managing The Social Agenda”. In this book, Dr.Chatterjee shows how governments, corporates and civil society organizations can synergize their efforts to build a whole new paradigm of development that is sustainable, humanistic and inclusive.

Shri Jaideep Srivastava


Shri Jaideep Srivastava is currently working as Chief General Manager of NABARD, In-charge of its Rajasthan Regional Office and has over 36 years of vast professional experience in NABARD, including over 10 years as part of senior management involved in farm sector and state infrastructure related policy making. He has also been a member of the Faculty at Bankers Institute of Rural Development for over 4 years. Further, Shri Srivastava had Board level experience in a Regional Rural Bank for over 7 years.

He has conducted several studies and training programmes in areas of project finance, corporate governance, financial inclusion and microfinance and for farmers’ producers’ institutions. He has also conducted statutory inspections of Regional Rural Banks and State / District Cooperative Banks.

Shri Srivastava is a science and law graduate from Allahabad University, and has also completed CAIIB, Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management and Certificate in Harvard Manage Mentor Module. Further, he holds additional charge of Principal Consultant of NABARD Consultancy Services (NABCONS) for Rajasthan State.

Ms. Pooja S Mahajan

Chief Executive Officer & Trustee

Ms. Pooja S. Mahajan is General Manager at IFCI Ltd., currently on deputation to IFCI Social Foundation as Chief Executive Officer. She has over 18 years of experience in the areas of Human Resource Management, Learning & Development, Administration, Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Her expertise lies in successfully directing organizational planning and development through strategic initiatives and programs. Throughout her career, she has managed talent selection practices, policy & process improvements, employee development and employee relations. Additionally, she has been successfully leading, supervising and guiding diverse teams. She is also recipient of the award from World HRD Congress for being among 100 HR Super Achievers in India 2018.

She is an Economics graduate from Delhi University, has pursued PGDBM from Fore School of Management and PGCHRM from XLRI, Jamshedpur. She is well travelled and has also attended international Executive Education Programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the London Business School.