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Dr. Himendu P. Mathur, is having rich experience in academic administration, research and teaching. He has published a number of articles/ papers in reputed Nationals and Internationals Journals. He has also authored 12 books besides having edited several volumes. His areas of interest include Banking, Strategic Managements, Finance. He acts as expert member at different committees and academic bodies. Dr. H.P. Mathur is Coordinator of BHU Placement Coordination Cell, Convener, HRD Cell, BHU; Dy. Cordinator International Student Affair’s Collaboration and Coordinator, MBA Agribusiness Program. He is also Treasurer, BHU Management Alumni Association (BHUMAA). Prior to joining as Professor at FMS, BHU in 1992, he worked as Assistant Engineer at Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. Involved in designing, planning, fabricating and testing equipment’s for aircrafts. He also worked for over ten years in Allahabad Bank and was Branch Head. His major involvement was in project formulation, evaluation, credit management and consultancy. He is B. Tech. in Electrical Eng. From IIT, BHU, Masters in Management Studies (Gold Medallist), Ph.D. from Faculty of Management Studies (BHU), CAIIB from IIBF and hols Diploma in German Language.
Govind Singh
He has an overall experience of more than 3 decades in Banking and Finance Sector with a wide range of experience at all levels of banking and finance. He is the promoter of Utkarsh Micro Finance Limited and is the Managing Director & CEO of Utkarsh Small Finance Bank. Prior to setting up Utkarsh, he was with ICICI Bank Ltd. in Rural, Micro & Agri-Business Group as the Business Head for Micro Banking. He also worked in the Retail Liabilities Group with ICICI Bank. Earlier to that, he had worked with UTI Bank Ltd. (Axis Bank), wherein he was responsible for budgeting and control, new products development & launching the Cash Management Services for the Bank. He also served as a member of the RBI Working Committee group to review the Business Correspondent (BC) Model in India and to examine the ways to improve the model.
He has over 14 years of experience in Banking and Micro finance sector. Currently, he is Head – Internal Audit at Utkarsh Small Finance Bank Ltd. During his tenure in Utkarsh Micro Finance, he has supervised various departments like Micro Enterprise Loan, Information Technology, Risk, Administration and Internal Audit. He was instrumental in establishing Micro Enterprise Loan business and introduction of Mobile Technology in Group Lending (JLG) business at Utkarsh. Prior to joining Utkarsh, he was with Ujjivan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd as Regional Business Manager, responsible for their Individual lending business in East. Apart from this, he has worked in various capacities with organizations like, Ballarpur Industries Ltd, ICICI Bank Ltd, Spandana Spoorthy Financial Ltd and Anjali Microfinance Pvt. Ltd. While working with ICICI Bank in the capacity of Regional Manager (West Bengal and North – East), he was responsible for the Bank's Micro Finance business in the region for more than 3 years and as Accounts Manager – Commercial Banking, he was taking care of Bank's Corporate Clients' relationship in Kolkata. He holds Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar.
He has over 13 years of industry experience especially in Micro Finance and Priority Sector domains. He has handled senior management roles in different control and support functions at Utkarsh ever since its NBFC-MFI format. Currently, he is Managing Director and CEO at Utkarsh CoreInvest Ltd. Prior to joining Utkarsh, he was with NABARD Financial Services Ltd. (NABFINS) as AGM (Finance). He also had stint with Canara Bank as Manager at its Priority Credit Wing, Head Office, Bangalore, handling Agri-Business, Priority Small Loan NPA Management and Consultancy Services with active involvement in setting up of Bank's Financial Inclusion Wing. He started his career as a Research Associate with Locus Research and Consultants Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi and undertook projects for Ministry of Rural Development, GoI and other agencies. He has attended several exposure programs in Banks, MFIs and Training Centres in India and abroad (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia and Italy) and has been in Editorial Boards of Institutional Magazines. He has attended several conferences / Seminars as Panellist / Speaker at National & International levels and has also taken sessions at Institutions like CAB (RBI), NIBM, SIBSTC etc. He is a Rural Management Graduate from Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from ICFAI (India). He is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB) and has several Diplomas and Certifications from IIBF. He is also UGC Net (Management) certified and is a lifetime member of CFA Council (CCFA, India) and IIBF (India).