Mr. Kapil Wadhawan

Shri. Kapil Wadhawan, Founder Chairman of Aadhar Housing Finance Ltd. and
Chairman & Managing Director, Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd.(DHFL).

Shri. Kapil Wadhawan is the guiding light behind revolutionizing housing finance, making it accessible and affordable to large sections of the Indian population. A dynamic leader, he has spearheaded radical changes in systems and processes, bringing in technology and talented manpower, to deliver higher overall efficiencies, thereby boosting performance and growth.

As Chairman of Wadhawan Holdings, a strategy think-tank and promoter of new ventures, Shri Kapil has ably steered the group into diversified sectors including Food Retail, Lifestyle Retail, Hospitality, Hotels & Resorts, Education and Financial Services.

Shri Kapil Wadhawan is well known for his philanthropic activities, contributing to the upliftment of the economically weaker sections of society.

Mr. Bikram Sen

Shri. Bikram Sen

Shri Bikram Sen is the Director and Chief Executive Officer of ArthVeda Fund Management Pvt. Ltd. with over 27 years of experience in investment banking and corporate finance, he has held senior positions in high profile companies across London, Paris, New York and Tokyo, including being Managing Director of Chemical Bank, Tokyo.

Shri Bikram Sen is a Sloan Fellowship of the London Business School, London, in Investment Management, Corporate Finance and Business Strategy.

Mr. V. Sridar

Shri. V. Sridar
Independent Director

Shri. V. Sridar is a veteran of the Indian Banking industry, with an illustrious career path spanning over 35 years. A Chartered Accountant by profession, Shri. Sridar was formerly Chairman & Managing Director of UCO Bank, where he scripted the bank's spectacular growth story. During his tenure as Chairman & Managing Director, National Housing Bank (NHB), he enjoyed tremendous success, setting new benchmarks along the way.

Shri. Sridar is a Member of the Governing Council, United Stock Exchange.

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Mr. M. K. Chouhan

Shri. M. K. Chouhan (has resigned from the Board due to withdrawal of nomination by IFC)
Nominee Director

Mr. M. K. Chouhan (Mahendra) is an MBA with specialization in Finance and science graduate (B.Sc.) with Physics, Chemistry and Biology. He has done a course from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, USA,. for board of Directors on 'Governing the Corporation: Global Perspectives in the Indian Context'. He is consultant to World Bank – IFC, and also holds a certificate by World Bank, IFC, Global Corporate Governance Forum USA, as Trainer for Board of Directors.

He is Managing Director of a successful Board Advisory Consulting company - Mahendra & Ardneham Consulting (P) Ltd. He has over 35 years of valuable experience in large Indian and multinational companies and in management consulting. He sits on the Boards of quite a few companies as Independent Director, from a variety of sectors and also member of advisory board for Asia, for Stern Stewart & Company (The EVA Company of USA).

He is Chairman of Mahendra & Young Knowledge Foundation, a public charitable trust & Vice Chairman of Global Advisory Board of Asian Centre for Corporate Governance & Sustainability™ (ACCGS). He is elected member of Stakeholder Council of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Amsterdam. He works closely with Cancer Patient Aids Association (CPAA). He is a visiting faculty at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and Jamanalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai. He teaches, International Business, Corporate Governance & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Mr. G. P. Kohli

Shri. G. P. Kohli
Independent Director

Shri G. P. Kohli is the former Managing Director of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) and worked in different positions in LIC; Chairman of LIC Asset Management Company and Vice Chairman of LIC International Operations. He is a resident of Kandivli East, Mumbai and has over 35 years of experience in insurance, housing, human resource development, information technology and marketing. He has a Master's Degree in Arts (Hons.)& also an alumni of IIM, Ahmedabad.

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Kumari Sasikala Varadachari

Kumari Sasikala Varadachari
Additional Director

Kumari Sasikala Varadachari, is the former Chief General Manager in Strategic Training Unit in State Bank of India (SBI) and has a rich experience in Banking, Capital Markets, Branch establishment, Designing new financial products, Restructuring of Training Systems. She has around 40 years of experience in Capital Markets and Banking and has successfully managed different roles in SBI and SBI Capital Markets Limited. She has a Master’s degree in Economics. She has a certificate in journalism and certificate in Financial Markets from Securities Institute of Australia, Melbourne. She has completed Executive Development Programme on Corporate Restructuring from Harvard Business School. She is also a chartered associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB).

Mr. Deo Shankar Tripathi

Shri. Deo Shankar Tripathi
Chief Executive Officer, Aadhar Housing Finance Limited.

Mr. Deo Shankar Tripathi joined Aadhar Housing Finance as its CEO in January 2015. He was President and Chief Operating officer of DHFL effective May 2013, before taking up the Aadhar responsibility.

Aadhar Housing Finance Ltd. (AHFL) is promoted by Dewan Housing Finance Ltd. (DHFL) group with equity participation from International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.

Mr. Tripathi brings to Aadhar over 38 years of commercial banking experience. He joined the Union Bank of India in 1977 as Probationary Officer and held diverse positions, managing varied portfolios before being elevated to the level of Top Executive Grade. He holds the distinction of heading premier zones of the Bank, namely Mumbai and New Delhi. His wealth of experience spans several locations across Uttar Pradesh as well.

On functional expertise, Mr. Tripathi has managed varied roles covering Corporate Finance & Credit Management, Retail Banking, NPA Management, Rural Banking, Resources Mobilisation, Customer Relationship Management, Branch Network Expansion and HR Management.

A post graduate in Chemistry from Lucknow and a certified Associate of Institute of Bankers, he has attended various management leadership and other training programmes in leading institutions across India and overseas. He is a Guest Speaker at various forums, having spent valuable time coaching young minds on management expertise.