Microfinance

Suresh Krishna, MD of Grameen Koota to speak at Ted X Garden City

TEDx Garden City the Bangalore chapter of Ted.com is organizing a TED Talks session in Bangalore with live speakers.

The event is scheduled to be held on the 12th of July 2010 at the CMR Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, India and Mr Suresh Krishna the managing director of Grameen Koota  is one of the speakers scheduled to speak at this live event.

Registrations are now open at http://www.tedxgardencity.com/ for the live session.

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Suresh Krishna - MD of Grameen Koota Image-credit:tedxgardencity.com

Profile of Suresh Krishna, Managing Director, Grameen Koota

Suresh Krishna has been at the helm of activities at Grameen Financial Services Private Limited since its inception in 1999 and has guided the company through a very successful growth phase, playing an integral role in its transformation from an NGO to an NBFC, and building it into an organisation of repute in the industry. Today Grameen Financial Services is an 1400 employee strong organisation with two divisions – Grameen Koota which serves over 4.5 lakh poor and low income households across 150 branches (Karnataka and Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu), and Maarg which offers loan products to over 4,000 individual borrowers.

Prior to joining Grameen Koota, Suresh worked with an NGO that focused on micro enterprise development, non-formal education and the promotion of women self-help groups. He also founded and managed small business enterprises in computer education and enterprise networks, and industrial safety products.

He is currently on the board of Sa–dhan (The national body of MFIs) and Sadhana Innovative Financial Products and Services Ltd. Suresh is also the Chairman of Microfinance Focus, an online monthly publication focused on Microfinance news and trends. He played a vital role in establishing The association of Karnataka Microfinance Institution (AKMI).

Apart from microfinance, Suresh has a keen interest in micro housing, financial literacy, client education, alternative energies, waste management and organic and modern farming. He is a post graduate in Sociology and holds a diploma in computer applications and an MPEFB (Management Program for Entrepreneurs and Family Business) from IIM Bangalore.

Suresh Krishna is married and has a 6 year-old daughter.

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