Equitas Small Finance Bank Ltd.

Corporate Governance

The philosophy of Equitas on Corporate Governance envisages adherence to the highest levels of transparency, accountability and fairness, in all areas of its operations and in all interactions with its stakeholders. Equitas deals with borrowers who are mostly from the economically weaker sections of the society with poor linkages to the mainstream financial markets. Right from inception, the Bank’s policies and processes have been fine-tuned to ensure utmost clarity and fairness while dealing with such clients.

Board of Directors


Audit Committee
Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Stakeholder Relationship Committee
Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
Risk Management Committee
Listing Committee

Arun Ramanathan

Part-time Chairman and Non-executive Independent Director

  • Master’s degree – Nuclear Physics; Master’s degree – Business Administration; M. Phil. – Economics & Politics of Development (University of Cambridge)
  • Associate Cost and Works Accountant
  • Over 34 years’ service in Indian Administrative Service

Vasudevan Pathangi Narasimhan


  • Bachelor’s degree – Science (Physics); Company Secretary
  • Former Executive Vice President & Head – Consumer Banking Group at Development Credit Bank
  • About two decades at Cholamandalam Group as Vice President and Head – Vehicle Finance

Arun Kumar Verma

Independent Director

  • Law graduate; Chartered Accountant
  • Former Chairman of East India Regional Council of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan

Independent Director

  • Engineering degree – Electronics & Communications; Doctorate of Philosophy
  • Has been a professor at Indian Institute of Science
  • Padma Shri recipient – Science and Engineering category

Navin Avinashchander Puri

Independent Director

  • Master’s degree – Business Administration
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Previously associated with HDFC Bank as part of the Senior Management team

Sridhar Ganesh

Independent Director

  • PGDM – IIM Calcutta
  • Previously associated as Director of Human Resources at Murugappa Group and worked with Cadbury India and Cadbury Schweppes

Narasimhan Srinivasan

Independent Director

  • Master’s Arts Degree - Economics, Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers
  • Chief General Manager – NABARD
  • Director – Belstar Microfinance, Sahayog Microfinance
  • Authored – Micro Finance India – State of the Sector Report

Tabassum Abdulla Inamdar

Independent Director

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Previously associated with Goldman Sachs, UBS Securities, Kotak Securities
  • Authored – ‘VimoSEWA’ – A guide for building a Micro Insurance business

Vinod Kumar Sharma

Independent Director

  • Master’s Degree – Science
  • Former Executive Director of the Reserve Bank of India, chaired working group on interest rate future, common clearing for commodity exchange

Other committees of our Bank

  • In addition to the committees mentioned above, our Bank has constituted various other committees, such as, Business Committee, Customer Service Committee, Information Technology Strategy Committee, Credit Committee, Special Committee of Board for Monitoring High Value Frauds, Review Committee for Identification of Wilful Defaulters and Policy Formulation Committee to oversee and govern various internal functions and activities of the Bank.

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