IHF FOUNDERS AND VISIONARIES
Chairman: S. Sridhar
purchase Quetiapine overnight S. Sridhar is a career banker with professional experience in commercial and development banking. He retired in 2011 after being at the helm of affairs of Central Bank of India, one of the largest Public Sector Banks in India, as Chairman & Managing Director. He was also the Chairman & Managing Director of National Housing Bank (NHB), India, since 2006. During his tenure, he transformed NHB into a market-oriented, innovative, national and international institution developing linkages. India’s first residential property index, housing micro-finance, reverse mortgage for senior citizens, electronic registry of mortgages, among other financial and developmental initiatives were launched during his tenure at NHB. He is considered a pioneer in championing the concept of affordable housing in India and contributed significantly to public policy formulation around it.
cheapest pharmacy to buy finasteride Currently serving as an Advisor to RICS South Asia, where he lends advice on the strategic direction of South Asia operations, he also advises the Government, policy makers and key stakeholders on matters where RICS expertise can be instrumental in enhancing professionalism and institutionalizing best practices within the Indian real estate and construction sector.
Prior to joining NHB, he was Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Exim Bank of India. Having worked earlier in the State Bank of India, India’s largest commercial bank for about 12 years, Mr. Sridhar has served on various national level committees and task forces that helped frame Financial Sector policies including on technology exports, overseas investments, SME development, etc. He was a member of the High Level Task Force on Affordable Housing and also a member of the National Core Group on Urban Poverty, all set up by Government of India. He is also a member of the CII National Federation on Infrastructure. He has served as a panelist and speaker at national and international conferences including UNCTAS, UN Habitat, UNESCAP, and OECD.
Director: Vishnu Swaminathan
Vishnu Swaminathan is presently the Country Representative for Ashoka Innovators for the Public in India. Ashoka is a global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs—men and women with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Since 1981, Ashoka has elected 3,000 social entrepreneurs as Fellows—more than any other organization in the world—providing them with living stipends, professional support, and access to a global network of peers in more than 70 countries.
He leads Ashoka India’s efforts to create an “Everyone a Changemaker” world—one where each person has the skills, drive, and resources to push forward solutions to pressing social and environmental problems, and each organization works to maximize the changemaking potential of its members. He also heads the Housing for All program at Ashoka in India is working on increasing the supply of affordable housing for low income communities in India on market based models. The program has reached 6 cities, catalysing thousands of homes in a short period of 2 years. Recognized as a global expert in the area of market driven approaches to create new markets for the Base of the Pyramid (BOP) customers, he works closely with IHF to create sustainable models that solve the housing problem at scale.