Cashpor Annual Report 15-16

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Mr. Sanjoy Dasgupta, Director

Mr. Sanjoy has more than 19 years of experience in the field of microfinance and more than 22 years of experience in social services sector. He has been an ex. Chief Admin Officer of PIDT, a mixed education oriented microfinance NGO. Mr. Dasgupta is a Commerce graduate and specializes in the social services sector and has been associated with the Company since its inception. He advises on various supporting social services provided by the Company for its clients as well as takes active participation in their promotion and execution; He is a member of Finance Share Transfer and Audit Committees of the Board.

Ms. Chandni Gupta Ohri, Nominee Director, Amar Foundation & GF-USA


Ms. Ohri Ms. Ohri has more than 15 years of experience in the field of microfinance and international development. Till recently, she served as the Chief Executive Officer of Grameen Foundation India (GFI) which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Grameen Foundation-USA. She specializes in providing an appropriate mix of financial and technical support to microfinance institutions and in developing sustainable business models for social enterprises in India. She serves as an Independent Director of Sonata Finance Private Limited. She previously served as Director for Asia Programs at Grameen Foundation. Ms. Ohri holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and a Masters in International Development from University of Washington, Seattle.


Mr. Graham L. Wrigley, Nominee Director, Blueberry Hill Charitable Trust


Mr. Wrigley is the founder of Blueberry Hill Charitable Trust, Chairman of Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust UK, and is associated with multiple other charities. Mr. Wrigley has recruited and leads a team which works to support CASHPOR in targeting the BPL households in the northern rural India, all at no cost to CASHPOR; and annually Blueberry Hill Charitable Trust has committed to top-up by 10% the amount of subordinated debt the company is able to raise.

Outside of CASHPOR, Mr Wrigley has been working in sustainable development in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia for the last 10 years. In SME Finance he was the Chairman of Aureos, at the time the leading SME investing in poor countries around the world ($1.3bn, 27 offices) and helped support Manocap, a sustainable investing firm focused on Sierra Leone created not long after its civil war, in an attempt to help private sector development. Elsewhere in microfinance he has established “Samriddha Pahad”, a joint venture with Nepal’s apex Microfinance Bankand others, to bring livelihood mountain finance to the mountain regions of Nepal. Since 2013 he has also been working with CDC (The UK Governments main private sector development arm established in 1948, formerly known as the Commonwealth Development Corporation) where he serves as Chairman.Prior to this career in sustainable development, Mr Wrigley had a career in business. He was a founding partner of Permira, one of the leading global private equity firms, and previously worked for Bain& Co, the management consultants. He is a visiting professor at INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau, France and Investment Committee member of St. John’s College, Cambridge.