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Management Team

Meet the people behind the next big shift in Indian banking

Srikumar Vadake Varieth

Srikumar Vadake Varieth

Head of Legal

As a legal professional, Srikumar has a rich experience and expertise spanning over two decades in Wholesale, Retail, SME, Agri and Micro Finance Banking, Litigation, Recovery, Joint Ventures and other Corporate Laws. He has had substantial legal exposure ... to labour related issues and in drafting and vetting of agreements, contract negotiations and closure. He was involved in mergers of two private banks and transitioning a NBFC to a Bank. Srikumar started his career as an advocate and has worked with organizations like Bank of Baroda and ING Vysya, in different positions and has gained understanding of local state laws while working in various parts of the country with his most recent stint being in Bandhan Bank as a Head of Legal department.Know More

Brajesh Cherian

Head of Compliance

Brajesh Joseph Cherian is a banking and financial services professional with over 17 years of experience in Compliance, Operational Risk, Corporate Banking, Retail Banking ... and Treasury. Starting his career with the South Indian Bank, he later on worked with Axis Bank in India and UAE where he handled various roles including Deputy CEO for Dubai Operations. Before joining Ujjivan in 2016, his last assignment was as Vice President with Axis Bank, Mumbai. He holds a Master's degree in Business Administration and is an Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers’.Know More

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Balaji Parthasarathi

Balaji Parthasarathi

Chief Technology Officer

Balaji Parthasarathi is the Chief Technology Officer of the bank. He joined us recently from Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He has a rich experience of over 20 years architecting and delivering technology solutions to banking clients. He ... started his career as a banker with BNP Paribas in the year 1997. His technology stint commenced with Oracle Financial Services in 2000. He subsequently joined HP in 2005 where he wore multiple hats over a 11 year span handling account delivery, customer engagement, solutioning and sales etc., He is an engineer from BITS Pilani and a Post Graduate in Business Administration from IIM Lucknow.Know More

N Mahadevan

Chief Vigilance Officer

N Mahadevan joined Ujjivan in May 2017 as the Chief Vigilance Officer. He comes with an extensive banking experience of 33 years. Prior to Ujjivan, he was working with Kotak Mahindra bank as Vice President, ... Vigilance consequent to the amalgamation of the erstwhile ING Vysya Bank with Kotak Mahindra Bank. His total tenure with ING Vysya / Kotak Mahindra Bank was 17 years out of which 15 years was in Vigilance. He has also worked in State Bank of India for 13 years prior to ING Vysya Bank. He has done his CA Final from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.Know More

N Mahadevan
Balaji Parthasarathi

Vasant Srivastava

Business Head of MSE

Vasant Srivastava has 21 years of experience in Banking and Financial Services. He started his career as a research analyst at CRISIL, after which he worked with Citibank as a Credit Manager. He was with HDFC Bank ... for 13 years in the Business Banking division where he handled various roles in credit, early warning, product and business roles across various geographies. His last stint was in Janalakshmi Financial Services as National Sales Manager for MSE. He has done his BE in Chemical Engineering from The MS University of Baroda and PGDM from IIM, Lucknow.Know More

Abhay Kataria

Business Head-Housing

Abhay Kataria joined Ujjivan in August, 2017 as Business Head-Housing. He has over 2 decades of exposure in office automation and BFSI space, and has worked with some well -known names like Modi Xerox, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Indiabulls, ... Capital First. Most recently he worked with Muthoot Fincorp, as SVP and Head BD-Mortgages. He has over 14 years of experience in the BFSI space and has handled various assignments in liabilities distribution, consumer lending sales & distribution, Product Management and underwriting in both Secured and Unsecured Loans. He has done his Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Symbiosis Pune.Know More

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Chanchal Kumar

Chanchal Kumar

Company Secretary

Chanchal Kumar is the Company Secretary of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank. He is a qualified Company Secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.... With him, he brings 14 years of valuable experience of working with companies like Yes Bank Limited, GE Capital Services India, ICICI Bank Limited & Anand Corporate Services . He has completed CAIIB & JAIIB from the Indian Institute of Banking & Finance.Know More