Bindu Ananth



Bindu is the co-founder and Chair of Dvara Trust. She was Board Chair of Northern Arc Capital from 2009 – 2018. Prior to this, Bindu worked in ICICI Bank’s microfinance team between 2001 and 2005 and was head of the new product development team within their Rural Banking Group in 2007.

​She has an under-graduate degree in Economics from Madras University and Masters Degrees from the Institute of Rural Management (IRMA) and Harvard University’s John. F. Kennedy School of Government.

Bindu has co-edited “Financial Engineering for Low-Income Households”, a book published by SAGE. She has also published in the Economic and Political Weekly, OECD Trade Paper Series and the Small Enterprise Development Journal. She was a member of three RBI Committees: financial inclusion, SME finance and housing securitisation. She was a member of the Government of India’s High Level Committee on Women (2014-15). She is a member of the Taskforce of the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India (2017).

She is an Independent Director of Neo-Growth, a member of the Executive Committee of CGAP & member of Columbia University’s advisory board for its India Initiative. In 2017, Bindu was featured by Forbes as one of India’s leading women leaders.