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Avanse Financial Services appoints Amit Gainda as the Chief Executive Officer

Mumbai 2017: Avanse Financial Services on Tuesday announced the appointment of Mr. Amit Gainda as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) w.e.f. April 01, 2017. Avanse Financial Services is an associate company of DHFL and part of Wadhawan Global Capital with a mission to enable education finance access to every young Indian.

Avanse Financial Services is a new-age education finance Non Banking Financial Company (NBFC) focused on providing education loans to Indian students in an easy, quick and responsible manner. It enables Indian students aspiring for a better education, leading to an independent and bright future. The Company funds students travelling to key Indian and international destinations for advance education, including US, UK, Canada, Germanyetc.

With over two decades of diverse experience in the BFSI sector, Amit Gainda is an accomplished business leader having held leadership positions at DHFL and managing SME & Mortgage Loan Assets. Having led a 500+ team of professionals across the country and building the business from ground up, Amit will drive Avanse’s next round of growth to further consolidate its leadership in the education finance space.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Kapil Wadhawan, Chairman Avanse Financial Services said, “Avanse is on a unique growth path to empower young Indians with education finance. Having already been part of the senior leadership at DHFL, I am confident that Amit’s new responsibility will help Avanse scale up and institutionalise the education finance business in a robust and fast-paced manner. We believe that education finance is another unique area that will help young Indians aspire, dream and become self-sufficient for their entire lives.”

On his new role, Mr. Amit Gainda, CEO, Avanse Financial Services said, “I am excited to lead Avanse in its new growth journey. Having already spent time with the group, I look forward to implementing an expansion strategy that adheres to ourculture of responsible and meaningful growth. With India’s young millennial population forming a key demographic, Avanse is committed to reach young customers through technology and digital innovation. The ability to enable education finance for young Indians to make them future-ready and globally competitive is a key satisfaction that drives us towards a larger purpose.”

In the past, Mr. Gainda has helmed leading finance companies like Bajaj Finance Ltd., GE Money and Citigroup. He has rich cross-functional experience across Sales & Marketing, Distribution & Product Management, and Risk & Collections. He is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt in the DMAIC methodology. A management graduate in finance and marketing, he also has completed an Executive Education program in General Management from INSEAD, Singapore and France.

An acknowledged professional, Amit has spearheaded various projects in the domains of Customer Centricity , Operational Efficiency, Product Innovation, etc. for which he has won various awards and accolades in his previous assignments.

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