Governance

The Vrutti Board provides advise and guidance to the organisation. The board consists of Nineindividuals with a deep expertise and a broad knowledge of the development sector in India. The Directors of the Catalyst Group of Insitutions also sit on the Vrutti Board.

SI.No Full Name Position in the Board Qualifications Brief Profile
1 Dr. Vijayalakshmi Chairperson M Sc (Ag), PGDRM (IRMA). FPM (MDI-Gurgaon) She is currently Professor at IFMR. She has 25+ years experience working in the development sector. Prof Vijayalakshmi’s research expertise and interest in organizational transformations in public sector organizations including banks and her corporate experience in senior management positions and as a consultant support her teaching career. She has several international publications to her credit. She has conducted several MDPs for corporate clients. She has also carried out research and consulting assignments for clients including NABARD, Hand in Hand and CII Foundation.
2 Pramel Gupta Secretary Msc (Agri Economics), BSc (Agri) Over 20 years experience in implementation of Agriculture & NRM based livelihoods projects and in supporting various NGOs and programs on community based rural livelihood promotion, agriculture-based and integrated farming system interventions, Micro credit,Local Self Governance, Institutional Development and participatory monitoring and evaluation in different parts of the country. He has worked at the grassroots level for about 10 years, directly with community groups and BoP households for enterprise development and livelihoods promotion. I have vast experience in working across India; especially in the States of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Have been part of numerous livelihoods projects of DFID in various capacities (community organizer, M&E specialist, impact assessments consultant, Supportive Supervision team leader, domain expert etc.).
3 S. Balakrishnan Treasurer PGDMM, PGDBM Bala works on promoting Sustainable Livelihoods, He is involved in Institution Building, Value Chain Development , Business Planning & Support, Integrated Action Research, providing Advisory -Technical Support, Monitoring and Evaluation, Mentoring and Advisory Services He has been supporting inclusive livelihoods promotion by other livelihoods promoting institutions, building up networks, supporting CSOs in effective delivery of livelihood models, policy engagement at the region level and developing and establishing a effective delivery system it includes team mobilisation, recruitment, induction, capacity building and supporting the team on the job.
4 T. Muralidharan Member B.Sc.(Agri) PGDBA TCTP Fellow He has 35+ years working on social Finance. He works on facilitating financial access for Farmer Producer Organisations & MSMEs from financial institutions &commercial banks & Capacity building of FPOs and MSMEs for 'credit readiness He has worked in HiVOS as a Programme Officer (Financial Services & Enterprise Development) and supported projects & programmes with with special focus on micro-finance, financial inclusion, value chain finance and business development services for the poor. He has helped in operationalising the Hivos Triodos Fund with support to 4 leading MFIs in India (Basix, Share Microfin, Cashpor, Spandana) -Jointly responsible for setting up the wholesale microfinance fund viz. The Bellwether Microfinance Fund, Hyderabad .Supported 5 microfinance organisations with seed capital for scaling up operations, capacity building, legal transformation and reaching sustainability viz. Grameena Koota, Sakhi Samudaya Kosh, Janara Hana of Samuha, Jan Chetna Sansthan, Peoples Forum. - Facilitated establishing a debt and equity fund viz. Caspian Impact Investment Fund a debt fund for Producer Organisations for meeting financial needs of working capital and investment credit along Value Chains. Prior to that he spent about 20+ years in Vijaya Bank
5 Shiv Kumar Member B.Com, PGDRM, PHDSD A Social Entrepreneur, institution and people builder, Shiv has dedicated 25+ years working on social development, in India and internationally. His experience is in the fields of Health, Education and Livelihoods and interests include Governance, Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, Technology in Development, Behaviour Sciences and Institutional transformation. Starting his career in a leading farmer owned co-operative, he has founded several organisations within the Catalyst Group - Catalyst Management Services, a consulting firm; Swasti – a health resource centre and Vrutti – a livelihood resource centre and Fuzhio, a impact product company. Shiv holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management (1989-91) from IRMA
6 N. Raghunathan Member BE(Agri), PGDRM A Social Entrepreneur, institution and people builder, Raghu has dedicated 25+years working on social development, in India and internationally. His experience is in the fields of Health, Education and Livelihoods and interests include Governance, Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, Technology in Development, Behaviour Sciences and Institutional transformation. Starting his career in a leading farmer owned co-operative, he has founded several organisations within the Catalyst Group - Catalyst Management Services, a consulting firm; Swasti – a health resource centre and R– a livelihood resource centre and Fuzhio, a impact product company. Shiv holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management (1989-91) from IRMA
7 MRC Ravi Member LLB A qualified in Business Administration and has obtained his Bachelor Law Degree from Kamaraj University, Madurai. He has rich experience of 32 years in the field of Consultancy and Advocacy. He is also a Senior Partner in ILPM CONSULTANTS which is a leading industrial law and corporate law Firm with a specialized in bound practice having started its operations in the year 1970..
7 MRC Ravi Member LLB A qualified in Business Administration and has obtained his Bachelor Law Degree from Kamaraj University, Madurai. He has rich experience of 32 years in the field of Consultancy and Advocacy. He is also a Senior Partner in ILPM CONSULTANTS which is a leading industrial law and corporate law Firm with a specialized in bound practice having started its operations in the year 1970..
8 V. Vivekanandan Member PGDRM (IRMA) A Fisheries expert working for strengthening livelihoods through new technology, marketing coops, microfinance, input services, etc. proponent of community based fisheries management and co-management for the last decade. . Mr V Vivekanandan has worked in the South Indian Federation of Fishermen Societies (SIFFS) for over 25 years, initiating programmes in fish marketing, boat building,micro finance, development of fish marketing societies, socio-economic research, experiments in community based resource management, etc.
9 R. Parthasarathy Member PGDRM (IRMA) A Telecomunication Engineer. 40 years in the Corporate sector, A retired Director of International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT), a satellite communication industry in Washington ,Currently supporting development initiatives