Pushkar Parashar – Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Mr. Pushkar Parashar has 15 years of experience in financial sector and being an entrepreneur. He has worked with Banks, NBFC, Financial trusts organization, Business correspondents and other developmental institutions.

He started his career with one of largest microfinance institutions – BFIL( earlier known as SKS Microfinance). He anchored the microfinance operations in Bihar and was leading the overall operations. He was later heading microfinance operations in M.P and U.P in BFIL in its early days

Pushkar has also worked with Axis Bank heading the government business in the state of M.P. He was a part of corporate banking and was also handling the financial inclusion wing in M.P. and later moved to Capital Market Division of Bank.

Pushkar was a part of Vaya Trust (Earlier known as SKS Trust) – original promoter of BFIL (earlier known as SKS Microfinance) – and was involved in initiatives like mobile banking, SHG linkage and financial inclusion initiatives of the trusts. In 2014 Vaya Trust promoted Vaya Finserv Pvt. Ltd and as a part of management transfer Pushkar became a pioneer member of Vaya. He conceptualized the overall process, IT solutions, products and led the relationship with Banks to start credit led BC operations.

Pushkar was also a part of the team which prepared the proposal for banking license for Small Finance Bank to be submitted to Reserve Bank of India from Vaya Finser Pvt. Ltd.

He has deep understanding of micro finance process, setting up distribution channel & geographic expansion, recruitment, training and usage of Information Technology in Micro finance sector.

He has joined us as Chief Operations Officer in Sept 2017 and he can be contacted on his email pushkar.parashar@pahalfinance.com