Mr. Aloysius P. Fernandez,Chairman is M. A., L.Ph. and B.PH (University of Louvain, Belgium) He has also done a special Diploma in Development studies from University of Oxford, U.K., and another Diploma in Sociology and Research Methodology, from University of Louvain, Belgium. He is, currently, the Executive Director of MYRADA, a premier NGO of India. He was recently conferred 'Padmashree' - one of the prestigious civilian Awards - by the President of India.

Mr. William D' Souza, Vice Chairman, is a commerce graduate from University of Mysore. He has been working in the area of promoting sAgs and other relative areas for about 30 years past.

Ms Yasmin Master, Director, has Indian Dairy Diploma (AH) from National Dairy Research Institute. She is working with MYRADA as Programme Officer coordinating activities of 5 projects in various locations.

Ms Vidya Ramachandran, Director, has MA degree in Social work and M. Phil degree in Psychiatric social work. She is a former vice - chair of Friends of Women's World Banking and is in the NGO sector for over two decades. She, too, works in Myrada as a Program Officer

Mr.Doraiswami Ashok is a B.Tech and MBA is specialized in Marketing and Systems. He has 27 years experience in leading Management Consulting & IT organizations. Have started up and headed consultancy offices and practices. Responsible for strategizing on service areas to be offered and entering in to strategic alliances. Being a profit center head, have been responsible for all areas relating to strategy, business development, engagement staffing and execution, office administration, recruitment, training and appraisal.

Presently, he is working as Executive Vice President-Siemens Information Ltd., Bangalore. He started a new division called Select Vertical Markets, with a view to globally providing Consulting and IT solutions to companies in the Manufacturing, Utilities and Public Sector & Financial Services domains.

Mr. Anal K Jain is MS (Electrical Engineer) from Brooklyn Poly New York City, USA and B.Tech (Elec Eng), a research fellowship. He has 25 years experience in top management positions in major International and Indian IT firms. To name a few, he was Managing Director, South Asia Network Appliance India,

Chief Executive Officer Birla Soft Ltd,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Linc Software systems,
President, Sun Microsystem (India),
Head, IBM, India,
Vice President, Wipro Infotech etc.,

Mr. Arvind G. Risbud is BE MBA retired senior IAS Officer from the Government of Karnataka in 2009. He has worked for over 35 years in various capacities in Government of Karnataka and presently he is an Executive Director of Myrada, a Bengaluru based leading NGO.

Mr. Venkatesh Tagat is a post Graduate in Agronomy from Indian Agricultural research Institute, New Delhi and Ph. D in Soil and Water Management from the same institute. He has also done DSE from Germany in Land Use Planning for Rural Development and Monitoring Evaluation in Development Projects. He has recently retired as Chief General Manager, Business Initiatives Department of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Head Office, Mumbai. He had a stint as CGM, Bengaluru Regional Office. He was also Director on the Board of National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Ltd Mumbai and also a member on the Inter Ministerial Group on Agricultural Marketing, New Delhi. During his tenure with NABARD he has formulated a policy for people centred institutions for managing value chain systems, collaboration with international funding organizations viz.GIZ, KfW under Umbrella Project for Natural Resources Management.

He has done significant work in the area of formulation of guidelines on watershed development. In his professional experience, he has handled finance portfolio of US $ 2.1 billion in loans to Cooperatives and Public sector corporations. He was a member/ advisor to various Central and State government committees in the area of Infrastructure Development Assistance for central/state owned entities.


Mr.R.D.Gadiyappanavar the Chief Executive Officer is a postgraduate in Agriculture Science from University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore and CAIIB- from Indian Institute of Bankers. He has 35 years of varied experience in the Banking industry having worked at State Bank of India in various capacities from a Technical Officer to Senior Executive Grade. Through out his career; he has worked in operations, training and administration. He was head of a prestigious Bangalore Main Branch besides head of branches in Bangalore and Hubli etc.,.

He had worked as Assistant General Manager Region IV of Bangalore Zonal Office. He has also worked as Assistant General Manager Personal Banking, Development Banking, Head of Agri Business Unit, and Lead Bank in Local Head Office of State Bank of India, Bangalore. He was also a Board of Director in Krishna Grameena Bank a Regional Rural Bank sponsored by State Bank of India. He was considered as expert in Rural Lending and Micro finance in the Bank


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