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Trident has currently three board members (including CEO) comprising microfinance, banking and development professionals.

 


Kuppuswamy Swaminathan

Kuppuswamy Swaminathan is Non-Executive Chairman, Nominee Director in Trident Microfin Private Limited. He is the Chief Regional Manager at Indian Overseas Bank, Regional Office, Hyderabad. He Joined Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) as a Probationary Officer at the age of 23 Years, in June 1985. In addition to a basic Commerce degree, he is a Cost Accountant, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and completed CAIIB(Certificated Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers). He worked at the offices of Indian Overseas Bank at various places like Trivandrum, Nagapattinam, Tirupur, and Kolkata and also has an overseas stint of 3 years at Hong Kong, to his credit. He headed Madurai Region as Chief Regional Manager prior to Hyderabad and reported in Hyderabad Region as Chief Regional Manager in February 2013.




Rahul Jakatdar

Rahul Jakatdar, Director: Rahul is a practicing Chartered Accountant since 1986. He is a founder partner of M/s Jakatdar & Shah, Chartered Accountants, Pune. He is a B.Com, CA, CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor, USA) and also passed the National Examination on Systems Audit conducted by Computer Society of India in January, 2000. His areas of experience, apart from routine areas of Accounting, Auditing, & Taxation, include Financial Consultancy for Small & Medium Scale manufacturing units, Internal audits, Systems analysis and review for improvements, ERP implementation, New company set-up such as company incorporation including foreign ownership companies, management support and providing out sourced services etc.

He was a visiting faculty member at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune from 1987-1993. His areas of expertise include, accounting for compliance and Management reporting, finance, systems, internal/IS audit, Statutory Audits-Companies Act/Income Tax Act etc. He has working knowledge in the areas of indirect taxes and foreign exchange management.

   


Puli Kishore Kumar

Puli Kishore Kumar is the promoter and CEO of Trident. He brings with him more than 15 years of combined experience in microfinance, commercial, rural development and banking sectors. He has a unique combination of extensive operational and funding experience coupled with excellent knowledge of the local microfinance market gained though his association with BASIX (India's leading Rural livelihood promotion and Microfinance institution) from 1999 to 2005 and with ICICI Bank thereafter.

Kishore was instrumental in designing and implementing microfinance best practices while working as Unit Head and Regional Manager in BASIX. He was the first Operations Manager at Krishna Bheema Samruddhi Local Area Bank, a BASIX subsidiary, and also led several livelihood promotion initiatives. Upon leaving BASIX, Kishore managed ICICI Bank's microfinance business in Karnataka and went on to become Chief Manager for Karnataka State operations before moving on to launch Trident.

Kishore completed his MBA from Osmania Universty, Andhra Pradesh and Bachelors degree in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry from Kakatiya University.

 

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