Vayam's Board of Directors and Advisors include the Chiefs of various Group companies and operational realms to ensure synergy in operational priorities:
Mr. Arijit Dutta
Mr Arijit Dutta is the Managing Director of Indian Grameen Services. Arijit has over 25 years of experience in the development sector with reputed national and international organizations. Arijit’s key skills include programme design, implementation and evaluation, and analysis of policies and institutional strategies in rural livelihoods, institutional development, micro finance and natural resource management. Arijit has been instrumental in experimenting business correspondent model with various banks and technology service providers, as part of BASIX Group initiative on financial inclusion. The different experiments being tried out, which resulted in enhancing the understanding and the skill sets to make the model a viable and feasible instrument of increasing financial services outreach. Arijit has been exposed to both working with cutting edge workers as well as senior and policy level professionals and institutions. Arijit studied Agricultural sciences and also attended the international training program on microfinance organised by Boulder Institute. Arijit also spearheaded the team for Study and design of irrigation finance with special emphasis on small & marginal farmers; Promoting large networks of Soy Producers.
Mr Mihir Sahana
Mr. Mihir Sahana has a basic background of agriculture and postgraduate degree in rural management from IRMA and a mid career post Graduation Degree in Development Studies from The University of Manchester, UK. He has worked for more than 15 years with a host of national NGO, INGO, Corporate and Government. His initial career with PRADAN (Professional Assistance for Development Action – a national NGO working across India) exposed him to the grassroots realities of rural poor and he worked with PRADAN’s Natural Resource Management Team. His stint with the Bihar State Dairy (a state government enterprise) and then in Dabur has helped him pick up necessary skills of achieving steep targets, sales and marketing and also developing a good understanding both the corporate and a government run enterprises. He finally shifted to the livelihood sector and joined an international and corporate NGO, IDE International, with a mission to promote livelihoods of small and marginal farmers by identifying, developing and promoting appropriate technologies using principles of marketing to achieve scale and sustainability. He joined the Sr. Management Team of BASIX and is involved in developing a host of innovative products and processes by provisioning of financial services both in the farm and non-farm sector, provisioning of innovative business development services and developing linkage with corporate and technology provider like Pepsico, ITC, ICAR institutions etc and institutional development services in collaboration with various Government Department.
Mr. D Sattaiah
Mr D Sattaiah has over 24 years of experience including tenure of 18 years with BASIX Group dealing with Microcredit and Micro Insurance Operations with nearly 2 million credit customers, USD 450 million in loans outstanding and over 3.8 million insurance covers. He has got track record of starting and expanding businesses. Managed the Human Resource function for the same company with over 8,000 people in hundreds of locations. Exposed to some of the best management education in the world at Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and to all round leadership exposure that is unique to the BASIX Group. He comes with strong hold on operations process, mechanism, planning, tools and monitoring and mentoring practice. He served as Head of Human Resources (HR), Insurance Vertical, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Director Strategic Products in Bhartiya Samruddhi Finance Limited. He comes with strong familiarity with the rural realities, dynamics and customer knowledge. He is a post graduate in Management with a bachelor degree in Maths, Physics and Chemistry from Osmania University, Hyderabad.