HNB Finance PLC (HNBF) recently announced the appointment of Murali Srinivas Polamarasetty to the company’s Board of Directors as an independent, non-executive director effective from September 15, 2022.
Murali has held management positions in the corporate sector for over 15 years in diverse sectoral experiences such as Microfinance, Micro-Insurance, Micro-pensions, Affordable/Micro-housing, Housing Microfinance, Drinking Water, and Sanitation.
He currently holds the position of Managing Director & CEO at S.M.I.L.E Microfinance Limited in India and serves as Director at Protimos Foundation of London, UK. Further. He is also an Investment Committee Member of Yunus Social Business Fund in Bengaluru, India.
Murali previously has served as a director in many institutions specializing in Microfinance, IT, Bottled water, and Consultancy services in India and the United Kingdom such as Mimoza Enterprises Finance Company Limited- India, Signumtree Consultancy Private Limited, India, Homecare Limited, UK, Acer Engineers Private Limited, Hyderabad, India, and Tripod Impex Private Limited, India.
Murali holds an M.A. in Political Science from the Sri Venkateswara University of India, and a B.S.C in Physics from the Madras University of India.
He has also completed an Executive learning program in Leadership in Microfinance from Harvard Business School. Murali was a Visiting Faculty Member of Leeds University – School of Design in the United Kingdom.
Further to his corporate portfolio he also serves as a Member of The Board of Advisors in Needy Illiterate Children Education which is an NGO for orphans’ education and a Member of The Board of Advisors of Partners in Prosperity an NGO for water solutions for the poor in India.