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Suresh Krishna Kodihalli

Suresh Krishna Kodihalli

Suresh Krishna is the Co-founder, MD & CEO of Yunus Social Business Fund Bengaluru and Co-founder and Partner of Yunus Social Business India Initiatives.

Suresh has over 2 decades of experience working with poor and low-income populations. Suresh, was at the helm of affairs at CreditAccess Grameen (erst. Grameen Koota) since its inception in 1999 as Managing Director till July 2015 and non-executive director till July 2017. CreditAccess Grameen is India’s largest NBFC-MFI with a portfolio size of more than $1.2 billion. He has played an active role in building the microfinance sector in India, and co-founded several MFI associations. He is also the Managing Trustee of Navya Disha Trust, an NGO working in the area of WASH and financial literacy. He has also served as Director in a USA based company called which built an open-source MIS system for MFIs and an MFI in Indonesia called BinaArtha. He currently serves as an independent director in companies like, Sanghamitra Rural Financial Services, Centrum Microfinance, SMILE Microfinance and Waste Ventures P. Ltd. He is passionate about social businesses, micro housing, financial literacy and livelihoods for the poor among others.