Bindu Ananth is the co founder & chair of Dvara Trust (formerly IFMR Trust). She is a Director of all investee companies of IFMR Holdings. 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 the RBI Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Low-Income Households and Small Businesses (2013). 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 currently serves as a Nominee Director for National Stock Exchange on the Board of Computer Age Management Services and as a member of the Executive Committee of CGAP. She is a member of the Advisory Boards of Columbia University’s India Initiative and Equal Community Foundation. In 2017, Bindu was featured by Forbes as one of India’s leading women leaders.