Professor Christine Oughton,Professor of Management Economics, SOAS University of London
Lecture followed by Q & A
Session Chair: Mr. Luis Anton,, Senior Financial Sector Specialist – The World Bank
Mr. Pranav Prashad, Technical Expert- Social Finance and Impact Insurance – International Labour Organization (ILO)
Mr. M Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, Executive Director, COAST Foundation – Bangladesh
Mr. Udaya Kumar Hebbar, Managing Director & CEO – CreditAccess Grameen Ltd.
Ms. Roshaneh Zafar, Managing Director – Kashf Foundation – Pakistan
Session Chair: Ms. Swati Sawhney, Senior Financial Sector Specialist – CGAP
Panellists:, Chairperson – Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN)
Mr. Arinjoy Dhar, Senior Director, BRAC Microfinance – BRAC Bangladesh
Mr. Vivek Tiwari, Managing Director & CEO – Satya MicroCapital Ltd. – India
Mr. Sadaf Sayeed, CEO – Muthoot Microfin Limited – India
Dr. Rashid Bajwa, CEO – National Rural Support Programme (NRSP)
Mr. Vinura Jayanaka, Strategist – Future Life Investments Ltd – Sri Lanka
Focus Session 1:
Evolving Microfinance Landscapes – Future of Group Lending
Session Chair:Dr. Mohammed Kroessin, Non-Executive Director, Financial Inclusion Forum
Mr. Advin Banurjee, Executive Director – Pidim Foundation – Bangladesh
Mr. Dibyajyoti Pattnaik, Director – Annapurna Finance Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Venkatesh N, Managing Director, IIFL Samasta Finance Ltd.
Focus Session 2: Responsible Finance, Interest Rates & Consumer Protection in the Context of Digitisation, Evolving Risks
Session Chair: Ms. Jayshree Venkatesan, Senior Director, Consumer Protection & Responsible Finance – Center for Financial (CFI)
Mr. Shankar Arora, Social Finance Risk Head – CITI
Md. Emranul Huq Chowdhury, Founder & Principal Adviser, ANTAR Society for Development – Bangladesh
Mr. H P Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, Satin Creditcare Network Ltd.
Syed Kabeer Naqvi, CEO & President – Ubank – Pakistan
Session Chair: Mr. Yasir Ashfaq, CEO – Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company (PMIC) – Pakistan
Dr. Nomita Halder ndc, Managing Director – Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) – Bangladesh
Dr. Alok Misra, CEO & Director – Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) – India
Mr. Vivek Tiwari,Managing Director & CEO – Satya MicroCapital Ltd. – India
Dr. Amjad Saqib, Executive Director – Akhuwat – Pakistan
The South Asia Micro-Entrepreneurs Network (SAMN) is a regional network aiming at enhancing capacity, financing and regional dialogue in the microfinance sector of South Asia. SAMN governance is composed of leading Apex Institutions from the countries of the region along with the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED). SAMN also partners with MFIs, Investors, Banks and other key microfinance stakeholders to fulfil its objectives.