Bindu Ananth, Chair

Bindu Ananth is currently the Chair of IFMR Trust and the CEO of IFMR Rural Channels and Services. She is a director on the boards of all IFMR Trust group companies, is a Trustee of IFMR Trust, and has been a part of the IFMR Trust Executive Group since 2008.

Bindu co-edited ‘Financial Engineering for Low-Income Households’, a book published by SAGE. Her work has also been published in Economic and Political Weekly, the OECD Trade Paper Series, and the Small Enterprise Development Journal. She is a Fellow of the Global Economic Society, a member of the FICCI taskforce on financial inclusion, and a member of the Government of India’s High Level Committee on Women. She was a member of the Reserve Bank of India’s Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Low-Income Households and Small Businesses (2013) and she serves as a Nominee Director for the National Stock Exchange and on the Board of Computer Age Management Services.

Prior to this, she worked in ICICI Bank’s Microfinance team between 2001 and 2005 and was Head of the New Product Development team within the Rural Banking Group in 2007. She graduated with Masters Degrees from the Institute of Rural Management (IRMA) and Harvard University’s John. F. Kennedy School of Government, and has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Madras University.