Board of Directors

Sheshrao Mankar,
Co-founder & Chairman
Sheshrao Mankar
with 40 years of experience in inclusive rural development programmes, natural resource management and community banking. Mr. Mankar earlier worked with ASSEFA (1978-1996) and then founded Gram Swaraj Seva Trust (GSST) in the year 1998 an NGO engaged in implementing NABARD supported Holistic Watershed Development Programmes, SHG Promotion and Credit Linkage Programmes in rural areas of Maharashtra. He has participated an many national and international level training programmes on microfinance and livelihoods.

Mr. Pravin Mankar
Co-founder & Managing Director
Pravin Mankar
Brings in 14 years of experience in microfinance and community banking. He has been associated with Gram Swaraj Seva Trust since the year 2002 and then co-founded dMatrix so as scale up the microfinance programme initiated by GSST. Pravin has been actively involved in the MicroSave and Royal Bank of Scotland Foundation of India (RBSFI) sponsored Technical Assistance program for nascent MFIs. During the course of Technical Assistance program Pravin participated in the 2 week intensive training program organized by the Applied Microfinance Institute (AMI).

Mr. Shashikant Surangalikar,
Additional Director
Shashikant Surangalikar
A seasoned banker, with 34 years of experience with extensive exposure to rural banking as AGM with Bank of India, Chairman of Rajgarh-Sehore Kshetriya Gramin Bank (M.P.) and Chandrapur-Gadchiroli Gramin Bank in Maharashtra.

Mrs. Kanchan Khope,
Additional Director
Kanchan Khope
Brings in 9 years of experience in HR management and academics ccurrently working as a professor at G.H. Raisoni Institute of Engineering & Technology, Nagpur.