Mr. Avijit SahaPresident, ICICI Foundation For Inclusive Growth.
Mr. Anuj AgarwalChief Operating Officer - ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth.
Mr. Ajay KumarHead - IAS, Financial Literacy and Financial Entrepreneurship
Mr. Vineet RungtaHead - Finance, Procurement and IT
Mr. Suketu KumarHead - Rural Livelihoods and Value Chains
Mr. Avijit Saha
Mr. Anuj Agarwal has been working in the financial sector for almost three decades. With a rich experience in Financial Industry and Banking Operations, he managed the responsibility of Infrastructure Management at ICICI Bank in his previous role before taking charge of this role at ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth. He worked on a strategy to generate fruitful results by blending the needs of his customers with those of the stakeholders. He lead a ‘committed and passionate’ team which worked on his concept of ‘Sustainability is Profitable’. The various initiatives taken in infrastructure management not only helped the cause of Go Green, but also contributed significantly to the bottom line of the organization. The results and gains were noteworthy because the accomplishment was over a distributed setup with presence across the country including extreme remote areas. Energy conservation was one of the major projects, and the energy saved in 3 years was equivalent to lighting up about 54,000 rural households for one year. This was combined with other Green initiatives including extensive use of Solar Energy.
The combined impact of energy savings & utilization of renewable energy helped reduce the overall carbon emission by about 55,000 tonnes, which was equivalent to planting of 2,66,750 trees to sequester this volume of CO2 emissions.
Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), in recognition of the efforts of Mr Anuj Agarwal, awarded him the prestigious ‘IGBC Fellow’ in 2017. He continues to bring these concepts of Sustainability into the operations at ICICI Foundation through various Social and Environment related projects.
As the COO of ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth, he is responsible for various functions of the organisation, driving innovative and digital models, working towards creating sustainable livelihood for the underprivileged through initiatives in rural areas as well as urban locations leading to an overall and distributed development in our country.
Mr. Ajay Kumar leads the operations for all the skill development initiatives of ICICI Foundation. Ajay is a highly experienced civil servant. He has over twenty-three years of diversified experience in training, training administration, learning and development, human resource management, ethics and compliance, general administration, integrated security & risk management and business continuity. Beside his regular professional assignments in government, which includes six years stint at ‘National Industrial Security Academy’, Hyderabad, two years tenure as United Nation Trainer/Human Right Officer at UNAMSIL and UNMBIH. He has also worked in private sector as Chief Security Officer, Cairn India Ltd.
Ajay has been awarded the President’s Medal for Meritorious Service in 2013, CISF Director General’s Commendations Disc in 1999 and United Nation’s Police Medal in 1998 and 2004 among many other awards and recognitions. He has undergone training in Critical Incident Management in USA and Sierra Leone. Ajay is an avid traveller and enjoys cooking for his family.
Mr. Vineet Rungta, has been with ICICI Group since May 2003. Vineet’s experience in ICICI Bank spans the Treasury domain covering asset-liability & interest rate risk management for international branches/subsidiaries, implementing framework for monitoring risks, etc. He has worked on roll out of the skill development initiatives and managed the operation. In August 2010, he got associated with the CSR initiatives of ICICI Bank to pursue his interest in corporate philanthropy. Vineet commenced his career with E&Y in 1999 and worked in their Banking & Financial Services vertical, including a short stint in USA.
In his current role, Vineet is responsible for partnerships, procurement, infrastructure, finance, IT and other initiatives/ projects of ICICI Foundation. In previous assignments, he has handled operations of skill development initiatives for West II and South regions. He was also responsible for the healthcare initiative that successfully experimented with providing insurance for outpatient healthcare for the BPL category, as a part of the RSBY scheme of the Government.
Mr. Suketu Kumar has done his MBA from XIM – Bhubaneswar and engineering from Birla Vishwakarma Mahavidyalay. He has a total experience of 19 years, of which he spent the last 12 years in ICICI Venture (private equity). His role in ICICI Venture had been to participate in fundraising activities – both domestic and international, lead and make investments, to manage the investments and help portfolio companies grow profitably. Suketu has invested in structured investments, minority investments as well as buy-outs. Prior to this he has gained experience in various roles comprising, debt / structured finance, mergers & acquisitions, consulting and operations during his stints with IDFC Ltd., Reliance (ADAG), PwC and HFCL.
In his current role at ICICI Foundation, Suketu synergises with Operations team and works on Value Chain enhancement and Entrepreneurship Development, with a focus to sustainably enhance livelihoods. This involves identification of opportunities, preparing possible solutions, creating value chains, and enhancing the impact of existing value chains.