Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Suresh K Krishna


Suresh is co-founder & CEO of Yunus Social Business Fund Bengaluru and co-founder & partner of Yunus Social Business India Initiatives, Prior to this he was at the helm of affairs at Grameen Koota since its inception
in 1999 as Managing Director till July 2015 and non-executive director till July 2017. He was instrumental in developing Grameen Koota (GK) into a large socially responsible MFI having its outreach in 5 states of India. Mr. Suresh was instrumental in initiating the setting up of The Association of Karnataka Microfinance Institutions (AKMI) and was also part of the founding team which started microfinance industry associations including MFIN (Microfinance Institutions Network).

Uthara Narayanan

Chief Changemaker

“I want to see India flourish with Indians who are truly independent. Indians who think for themselves and who have the skills and confidence to come out of the despairing cycle of debt and poverty to fulfill their dreams.”

As a social entrepreneur, Uthara’s goal is to alleviate poverty through capability building for the poor. She is an Acumen India Fellow 2015, GAP 2015 Change-maker and Unreasonable Institute India Lab Entrepreneur. She holds a Cost and Management Accountant (ICWAI) degree and a diploma in youth development.

Padmaja Nair


Padmaja Nair has 36 years’ experience in all aspects of Banking having worked during this time with India’s premier Bank, State Bank of India. While she has worked both in retail and corporate banking, she has worked extensively in the credit area assessing risk, quantum, structuring and obtaining sanctions, of the credit requirements of both large corporate and SMEs. She was also member of the Corporate Centre Credit Committee for sanctioning loans up to Rs.150 crores.