Board of Directors
High Mark’s Board of Directors represents more than 150 years of highly successful professional management experience, in India and abroad in marketing and strategic planning roles - in Banking, Risk management & Credit Card businesses.
The Board also constitutes of a set of highly regarded Industry personnel, as Independent Directors, to maintain the highest level of integrity and Corporate Governance in the organization.
Prof. Anil Pandya – Chairman/Founder Director is a Fellow of IIM-Ahmedabad and also holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University. He possesses more than 30 years of professional experience in Industry and Academia, both in India and USA. Currently a serving Professor of Marketing and Management at the North Eastern Illinois University, College of Business, USA.
Vepa Kamesam – Independent Director possesses over 39 years of experience in managing and regulating Indian banks and recently, in education in the insurance industry. Presently, he is the MD, Indian Institute of Risk Management (Hyderabad). Until recently, he was the Deputy Governor of RBI and the Managing Director of the State Bank of India.
Dipankar Basu – Independent Director is a 1966 Gujarat cadre IAS officer. Dipankar served State and Central Governments for over 36 years (1966-2002) in varied capacities; finally retiring as the Secretary Coordination, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India. Post retirement, Dipankar was a Member of the Appellate Authority for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (AAIFR) under the Ministry of Finance, in the rank of a High Court Judge for three years (Sept. 2004 – 2007).
Rajive Johri – Independent Director an alumnus of IIM-Kolkata and IIT-Delhi, possesses over 29 years of senior management experience in International Retail Banking and Credit Risk Management. Currently serving as President & Director, First National Bank of Omaha, Nebraska, USA, he has earlier served executive positions in J.P. Morgan Chase bank, Citi Bank and Thapar Group.
Shyam Sunder Suri – Independent Director an alumnus of IIM-Ahmedabad, Mr. Suri possesses over 30 years of hands on experience in starting and running high tech marketing businesses in India. He presently is MD, Magus Customer Dialog, Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai and earlier was Founder Director, MBA Associates Pvt. Ltd., Now Gallup MBA India Pvt. Ltd.
Abha Pandya – Founder Director possesses 20 years of experience in not-for-profit policy formulating and advocacy, and social services delivery management experience. She is the CEO of Asian Human Services, Chicago, a mid-size diversified social service agency, She holds degrees from Boston University and Delhi University.
Jayanta Kumar Sinha, Director, is the Chief General Manager - Rural Business at State Bank of India and represents State Bank of India on High Mark's Board. He was previously the Chief General Manager of the Bank's Bengal Circle.Having more than 3 decades of banking experience, he has held important assignments in India and abroad. of 17,000 Customer Service Points (CSPs) of the Bank's Business Correspondents across the country, 14 Circles of the Bank and taking forward SBI's Financial Inclusion initiatives through a technology-enabled channel portfolio serviced through a network of 8,900 rural and semi-urban branches spread over.
Sushma Bali, Director, is a General Manager at Punjab National Bank and represents Punjab National Bank on High Mark Board.
Manish M. Kumar, Director; represents Citibank on the board and is the Head of Commercial Credit at Citibank India N.A.
Larry Howell, Director, is the Chairman of CRIF S.p.A International Advisory Board. He has over 40 years of experience working in the credit and financial services industry.
Bruce Nixon, Director, represents CBC companies on High Mark's Board
Mani Krishna Iyer, Director, is a General Manager at SIDBI
Deepak Mittal, Director, is the Chief Financial Officer at Edelweiss Capital
P.N.Vasudevan, Director, represents Alpha Micro Finance Consultants Pvt.Ltd.and is currently the Managing Director of Equitas