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FINISH Society is helmed by industry leaders and experts drawn from multiple sectors. FINISH Society is supervised by a Governing Body (GB) which acts as the guiding light and continuously provides direction for our progress. Our Governing Body is led by our Chairman- Mr. Arun Ramanathan, Former Union Finance Secretary, Govt of India, supported by our Director-Mr. Abhijit Banerji for overall management. Our operations are headed by Mr. Saurabh Agnihotri. At FINISH, we have a team of committed professionals and field teams supported by a Senior Management Team.

Governing Body of FINISH Society

Mr. Arun Ramanathan

(Chairman FINISH Society & Former Union Finance Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.)

Mr. Sahasranaman

(Former Chairman FINISH society and former Chief Secretary of J&K Government))

Mr. C K Gopalakrishna

(Treasure FINISH Society &Former CGM, NABARD.)

Mr. Sadanand Bhave

Chairman FINISH society and former Chief Secretary of J&K Government

Dr. Kulwant Singh

(Former Advisor, UN Habitat, CEO of 3R
WASTE Foundation, India)

Mr. RM Malla

(Former Chairman & Managing Director of
IDBI Bank Ltd. & Former Chairman &
Managing Director of Small Industries
Development Bank of India (SIDBI))

Mr. Arun Kumar Verma

(Practicing Chartered Accountant and
Partner in Venkataraman & Verma,
Chartered Accountants)

Mr. Abhijit Banerji,

(Member Secretary, FINISH Society & Director FINISH Mondial India )

Mr. Mukul Jaiswal

(Managing Director in Cashpor
Micro Credit)

Mr. Saurabh Agnihotri

(COO, FINISH Society)

Ms. Santwana Sneha

(M&E Advisor)

Advisory Board Members

Mr. Valentin Post

( Co-founder and CEO of FINISH Mondial )

Mr. Theo Brouwers

(Managing Director, ACTIAM & Treasure Supervisory Board, FINISH Mondial )

Ms. Sarbani Bhattacharya

(Head Finance and IT Transformation, ASML & Chair Supervisory Board, FINISH Mondial)

management Team

Mr. Abhijit Banerji

(Member Secretary, FINISH Society & Director FINISH Mondial India)

Mr. Saurabh Agnihotri

(COO, FINISH Society)

Mr.Abhishek Chaudhuri

(Rural Strategic Planning Expert)

Ms. Santwana Sneha

(M&E Advisor)

Mr. Gaurav Kumar

(Finance Head)

Mr. Shiv Kumar Sharma

(Training & Capacity Building Head)

Mr. Chander Mahadev

(Media Advisor)

Ms. Joohi Khushbu

(Communications Manager)

Mr. Arun Ramanathan
(Chairman FINISH Society & Former Union Finance Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.)
Mr. Ramanathan is a retired IAS officer of the 1973 batch, served as Union Finance Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Govt of India. In his 36 year distinguished career in the IAS, he has served in several key positions with the Government of Tamil Nadu and Government of India. He served as Secretary of Chemical and Petrochemicals at Govt of India, Chief Executive Officer of the Central Silk Board (Joint Secretary level in the Ministry of Textiles.
Mr. Ramanathan has M.Sc. in Nuclear Physics from Andhra University and MBA in Financial Management at Madras University and also has M.Phil. in Development Economics at Cambridge University and he is also an Associate Member of Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. He holds Bachelor Degree from Loyola College, Madras in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry.
Mr. Arun Ramanathan, Chairman
Former Union Finance Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
Mr. Ramanathan has M.Sc. in Nuclear Physics from Andhra University and MBA in Financial Management at Madras University and also has M.Phil. in Development Economics at Cambridge University and he is also an Associate Member of Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. He holds Bachelor Degree from Loyola College, Madras in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry.
Mr. Sahasranaman
Former Chairman FINISH society and former Chief Secretary of J&K Government)
Mr. A. Sahasranaman is a retired IAS from 1973 batch. He has served in various positions of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir including Secretary to the Government and of Divisional Commissioners, Jammu Division. He has been intimately associated with the leather industry of India and South East Asia. While in the IAS, he served as the first Executive Director of the Council for Leather Exports, an industry-run export promotion organization, sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India
His contributions towards changing the export profile of the Indian leather industry, substantially enhancing the share of value added leather products in it, are well recognized. Mr. Sahasranaman has served at various other prestigious positions such as its Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department, J&K, Honorary Director of Indian Leather Industry Foundation, Chennai, Vice Chairman of Chennai Environmental Management Company of Tanners (CEMCOT) and Deputy Team Leader and Advisor to the EU-India Trade and Investment Development Programme. Widely traveled and well versed in all aspects of the leather industry in India and elsewhere in the world, Mr. Sahasranaman is a post-graduate in Economics. He has authored numerous articles published in prestigious journals in India and abroad. He has published one book on Environment Management in Tanning Industry in India and co authored a book on Occupational Safety and Health Standards in Tanneries in South East Asia. His guidance and leadership to the FINISH team is invaluable.
Mr. Sahasranaman, IAS (Rtd), Member
Former Chairman FINISH society and former Chief Secretary of J&K Government)
Mr. A. Sahasranaman is a retired IAS from 1973 batch. He has served in various positions of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir including Secretary to the Government and of Divisional Commissioners, Jammu Division. He has been intimately associated with the leather industry of India and South East Asia.
Mr. C K Gopalakrishna
(Treasure FINISH Society &Former CGM, NABARD.)
Mr. Gopalakrishna is a graduate in Fisheries Science (UAS, Bangalore) and holds Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Agri) from IIM-Ahmadabad. He is a certified Associate of Indian Institute of Banking and Finance. He has also undergone Faculty Development Programme in University of Wolverhampton (UK) and Food & Agri-Business Management Programme on International Agriculture (Cornell University) (USA)
He worked as an officer in IOB, Chennai and as Senior Manager (Marketing) in Gujarat Fisheries Co-operative Association, Ahmadabad during 1977 to 1980. He later joined Reserve Bank of India in 1981 and switched over to NABARD when it was formed in 1982. He has worked in the areas of watershed development, rural and agricultural innovations, micro credit and rural infrastructure financing in various capacities. He also worked as Faculty Member in Bankers Institute of Rural Development, Lucknow (1994-1999). As Chief General Manager in-charge of Assam Regional office of NABARD (2005-2008) his guidance gave a boost to Self Help Groups, micro credit, rural entrepreneurship, non-farm sector and infrastructure financing. He retired from NABARD in 2013 and since then is freelancing as a Development Consultant. His expertise in the financial and rural sector has been immensely helpful for our strategic decisions.
Mr. C K Gopalakrishna, Treasurer
Former CGM, NABARD
Mr. Gopalakrishna is a graduate in Fisheries Science (UAS, Bangalore) and holds Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Agri) from IIM-Ahmadabad. He is a certified Associate of Indian Institute of Banking and Finance. He has also undergone Faculty Development Programme in University of Wolverhampton (UK) and Food & Agri-Business Management Programme on International Agriculture (Cornell University) (USA)
Mr. Sadanand Bhave
Chairman FINISH society and former Chief Secretary of J&K Government
Mr. S. V. Bhave is Chairman of the Governing Body of FINISH Society and is associated with FINISH since the beginning. Mr. Bhave is a retired I.A.S Officer and has served for a long period in J&K. Other than that he also served as a Faculty member in The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie [LBSNAA].He also served as the Executive Director in charge of Vigilance & Security at Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL) New Delhi and Joint Secy.
in Department of Heavy industry Govt. of India. Mr. Bhave has also served as a member on the Boards of many organizations. He carries with him very rich experience in dealing with development issues as well as regulatory administration. He is widely known for his contributions and has been instrumental in the expansion and FINISH Society's initiatives.
Mr. Sadanand Bhave, IAS (Rtd)
Chairman FINISH society and former Chief Secretary of J&K Government
Mr. S. V. Bhave is Chairman of the Governing Body of FINISH Society and is associated with FINISH since the beginning. Mr. Bhave is a retired I.A.S Officer and has served for a long period in J&K. Other than that he also served as a Faculty member in The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie [LBSNAA].
Dr. Kulwant Singh
Former Advisor, UN Habitat, CEO of 3R WASTE Foundation, India
Dr. Singh is presently CEO of 3R WASTE Foundation (India) an organisation working in partnership with WASTE Netherlands and Collaborative Working Group on Solid Waste Management based in Switzerland. Dr. Singh earlier served as Chief Technical Adviser for the Water, Sanitation and Infrastructure Branch of UN-Habitat from January 2004 to December 2008. In his role of Chief Technical Adviser, he contributed significantly to
policy dialogue with partner countries in Asia and the Pacific and in the design and implementation of a large number of water and sanitation initiatives. Since December 2008, Dr. Kulwant Singh has continued to support the work of UN-Habitat as a consultant until December 2015, with particular reference to the urban basic services comprising, water, sanitation, and Solid waste management. In this role, he has supported the Urban Basic Services Branch in the formulation and implementation of projects and dialogue with partner national and city governments. He has also significantly contributed to the normative work of the agency by contributing to papers and publications. He also represented UN-Habitat in various regional and international fora on urban basic services. TEACHING, TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING ENGAGEMENTS/INTERESTS Dr. Singh has been a regular visiting faculty at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, the Netherlands and Institute for Housing and Urban Development (IHS), Rotterdam, the Netherlands from 2004- 2012.
Dr. Kulwant Singh
Former Advisor, UN Habitat, CEO of 3R WASTE Foundation, India
Dr. Singh is presently CEO of 3R WASTE Foundation (India) an organisation working in partnership with WASTE Netherlands and Collaborative Working Group on Solid Waste Management based in Switzerland. Dr. Singh earlier served as Chief Technical Adviser for the Water, Sanitation and Infrastructure Branch of UN-Habitat from January 2004 to December 2008.
Mr. RM Malla
Former Chairman & Managing Director of IDBI Bank Ltd. & Former Chairman & Managing Director of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI).
Former Chairman & Managing Director of IDBI Bank Ltd. & Former Chairman & Managing Director of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI).
Mr. RM Malla
Former Chairman & Managing Director of IDBI Bank Ltd. & Former Chairman & Managing Director of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI).
Former Chairman & Managing Director of IDBI Bank Ltd. & Former Chairman & Managing Director of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI).
Mr. Arun Kumar Verma
Practicing Chartered Accountant and Partner in Venkataraman & Verma, Chartered Accountants
Shri ARUN KUMAR VERMA (69) holds a Bachelors Degree with Honours in Commerce, a Diploma in Systems Audit, an LLB Degree and is a Practicing Chartered Accountant and Partner in Venkataraman & Verma, Chartered Accountants. He holds qualifications in Corporate Governance, Concurrent Audit of Banks and Forensic Accounting and Fraud Prevention. He has extensive experience in all areas of Financial Accounting and has been associated with several Government
Departments and Public Sector Companies and Banks such as Steel & Mines Department, Govt. of Odisha Commercial Taxes Department, Govt. of Odisha, National Vector Borne Disease Control Program, funded by World Bank. National Rural Health Mission, State Resource Centre of the National Literacy Mission, GRIDCO Ltd., Orissa Mining Corporation Ltd, Konark Met Coke Ltd, Orissa State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd, Orissa State Warehousing Corporation Ltd, State Bank of India, Union Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, Bank of India, Allahabad Bank, UCO Bank, United Bank of India, Canara Bank, United India Insurance Co Ltd, National Insurance Co Ltd etc. He has been a Consultant to ADB. Shri Verma has been an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Shipping Corporation of India, Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Clearing Corporation of the Bombay Stock Exchange and is currently an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Equitas Small Finance Bank. Shri Verma has varied cultural interests and is fluent in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Oriya and is conversant with Malayalam and Bengali.
Mr. Arun Kumar Verma
Practicing Chartered Accountant and Partner in Venkataraman & Verma, Chartered Accountants
Shri ARUN KUMAR VERMA (69) holds a Bachelors Degree with Honours in Commerce, a Diploma in Systems Audit, an LLB Degree and is a Practicing Chartered Accountant and Partner in Venkataraman & Verma, Chartered Accountants. He holds qualifications in Corporate Governance, Concurrent Audit of Banks and Forensic Accounting and Fraud Prevention.
Mr. Abhijit Banerji
Member Secretary, FINISH Society & Director FINISH Mondial India
Mr. Abhijit Banerji is associated with Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation & Health (FINISH) right from the beginning in multiple roles. He serves as Member Secretary at the Governing Body of FINISH Society and Director for FINISH Programme. He has been instrumental in designing and conceptualizing FINISH in India and expand it to more than 10 states. He has played a very critical role in developing public private partnerships including strategic partnership framework for FINISH in Indian context.
He is a visionary leader who has build a team of passionate professional of more than 200 employees working at grass root level to serve the vision and mission of the organisation. He is also on the Board of FINISH in Kenya. He has more than 25 years of professional experience with 16 years in sales administration and business development experience with the corporate sector in Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Telecom and Financial Services and another 7 years with the social sector in micro-enterprise development, women empowerment and agri-marketing. Prior to joining FINISH, he was the Zone Head for the micro-insurance business of TATA AIG Life Insurance in East and North India. He has been instrumental in the detailing of FINISH from the beginning till date. His passion for bringing change at the grass root level is an inspiration for the team.
Mr. Abhijit Banerji, Secretary
Former Tata AIG (Micro insurance)
Mr. Abhijit Banerji is associated with FINISH right from the beginning in multiple roles. He serves as Member, Secretary at the Governing Body and Director for FINISH Program. He has more than 25 years of professional experience with 16 years in sales administration and business development experience
Mr. Mukul Jaiswal
Managing Director in Cashpor Micro Credit
Managing Director in Cashpor Micro Credit
Mr. RM Malla
Former Chairman & Managing Director of IDBI Bank Ltd. & Former Chairman & Managing Director of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI).
Former Chairman & Managing Director of IDBI Bank Ltd. & Former Chairman & Managing Director of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI).
Mr. Saurabh Agnihotri
COO, FINISH Society
Mr. Saurabh Agnihotri is a member of the Governing Body of FINISH Society and holds more than 12 years of experience in working in corporate and development sector. He has done Post Graduate Diploma in Insurance and Risk Management. He has worked with TATA-AIG as state head of Rajasthan and won many accomplishments. He then joined the FINISH program heading the implementation team across
India with major presence in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh. He has led many successful projects and expanded the reach of the society in sanitation and waste management space. He has very rich experience of working with Governments, Agencies and Corporates and has developed an expertise in the field of sanitation
Mr. Saurabh Agnihotri, Member
Former Tata AIG (Micro insurance)
Mr. Saurabh Agnihotri is a member of the Governing Body of FINISH Society and holds more than 12 years of experience in working in corporate and development sector. He has done Post Graduate Diploma in Insurance and Risk Management. He has worked with TATA-AIG as state head of Rajasthan and won many accomplishments.
Ms. Santwana Sneha
(M&E Advisor)
Ms. Sneha is a member of the Governing Body of FINISH Society and holds more than 8 years of experience in working in corporate and development sector. She has done Post Graduate Diploma in Agri-Business Management. She has worked with Future Group and Agri-input sector and has gained many accomplishments. She then joined the FINISH heading the
research team here and also manages sanitation and waste management projects of Maharashtra and Karnataka. She has very rich experience of working with Governments, Agencies and Corporates and has developed an expertise in the field of sanitation.
Ms. Santwana Sneha, Member
Agriculture & micro finance
Ms. Sneha is a member of the Governing Body of FINISH Society and holds more than 8 years of experience in working in corporate and development sector. She has done Post Graduate Diploma in Agri-Business Management.
Abhishek Chaudhuri
Presently based in Agra, he has completed his PG Diploma in Rural Management from the Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi. Having joined the Finish Society in 2017, Abhishek brings to the table a fine blend of corporate and rural banking experience that spans over 12 years. An expert in micro-finance, he oversees ongoing projects in the eastern parts of the country. His main job is to provide supervision, guidance, recruitment and reporting along with hunting for new projects from donors and CSRs. During his stint in the banking sector and also in the corporate sector. He has been responsible for achievement of Deposits, Loans, Third Party Products, targets on Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly and Yearly basis. He was also involved in Audit compliances of the branch
Abhishek Chaudhuri
Presently based in Agra, he has completed his PG Diploma in Rural Management from the Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi. Having joined the Finish Society in 2017, Abhishek brings to the table a fine blend of corporate and rural banking experience that spans over 12 years. An expert in micro-finance, he oversees ongoing projects in the eastern parts of the country.
Gaurav Kumar
Based out of the Finish Society head office in Lucknow, Gaurav possesses an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Nagpur University, Nagpur. With over 10 years of experience in the industry in various capacities, Gaurav joined the Finish team as Accounts & Finance Head in 2014. He leads and manage a team of six professionals, including selection/hiring, objective setting, performance management, coaching/development and training. He is mainly responsible for the monthly closing as well as maintenance of all accounting ledgers including monthly review of all account reconciliations and journal entries. He also prepares all financial reports, including Profit and Loss Statement, Balance Sheet and Statement of Cash Flows, as well as year-end financial reports. He also works with internal and external auditors during reviews and audits to ensure full cooperation from accounting staff and compliance with all qualified requests
Gaurav Kumar
Based out of the Finish Society head office in Lucknow, Gaurav possesses an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Nagpur University, Nagpur. With over 10 years of experience in the industry in various capacities, Gaurav joined the Finish team as Accounts & Finance Head in 2014. He leads and manage a team of six professionals, including selection/hiring, objective setting, performance management, coaching/development and training.
Joohi Khushbu
If you ask the right questions, you are bound to come up with innovative answers, says Jaipur-based Communications Manager, Joohi Khushbu. With a Post Graduate degree in Management (PGPBM) with specialization in Agri-Business Management from Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative Management (VAMNICOM), Pune, she is an avid researcher. Having spent a decade in the developmental sector, Joohi joined Finish Society as Communication Manager in 2017. Her primary tasks involve monitoring and evaluating on-ground projects. She is also busy capturing and creating on-ground stories in the form of case studies, newsletters, monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the Society’s various projects. She then shares them internally and externally. Apart from this, she writes fundraising proposals and is responsible for streamlining the communication flow of the organization.
Joohi Khushbu
If you ask the right questions, you are bound to come up with innovative answers, says Jaipur-based Communications Manager, Joohi Khushbu. With a Post Graduate degree in Management (PGPBM) with specialization in Agri-Business Management from Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative Management (VAMNICOM), Pune, she is an avid researcher.
Chander Mahadev
His ability to keep an ear to the ground, and find meaning in day-to-day activities has made him excel in the field of journalism. With a Master’s degree in Journalism & Mass Communication, Chander has over three decades of experience with mainstream media and then made his mark as a media academician. He is actively involved in generating stories from the ground & motivating & mentoring team members, he joined the Finish Society team in 2017. His primary job is to get media exposure to the Society and to streamline the processes and communication flow of various ongoing projects. A Blogger, journalist, script-writer, and Lead Trainer he has been actively involved with media research and education for nearly four decades. He has worked for three decades in leading news dailies like The Times of India and The Indian Express. From 2006-2016, he worked as Professor in Mass Communication, at the Amity School of Communication, Lucknow.
Chander Mahadev
His ability to keep an ear to the ground, and find meaning in day-to-day activities has made him excel in the field of journalism. With a Master’s degree in Journalism & Mass Communication, Chander has over three decades of experience with mainstream media and then made his mark as a media academician.
Shiv Kumar Sharma
If you train a man, you may help him get a job, but if you train a women she will empower society, is the philosophy that Training Head follows. With a Masters in Sociology, Shiv is the latest entrant (joined in in 2018) to the FINISH Society team. He is the Training Head with proven skills in TOT programs. He is adept at developing innovative community-centred and environment-friendly interventions. He conducts need-based training programs especially on community and social development issues. He brings to the table his vast and rich experience as field trainer. His 32-year professional stint includes 22 years in the government sector, office management, liaison, Social Development, Project Management/Implementation, Documentation and Database Development. He possesses exceptional skills in community mobilization, participatory approaches, promotion programs to achieve short-term and long-term objectives within the assigned resources and timeframes.
Shiv Kumar Sharma
If you train a man, you may help him get a job, but if you train a women she will empower society, is the philosophy that Training Head follows. With a Masters in Sociology, Shiv is the latest entrant (joined in in 2018) to the FINISH Society team. He is the Training Head with proven skills in TOT programs. He is adept at developing innovative community-centred and environment-friendly interventions.

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