Grameen Foundation India (GFI)
Grameen Foundation India (GFI) is a social business and a wholly owned subsidiary of Grameen Foundation USA that catalyzes double bottom line approaches to serving the poor and the poorest. Its mission is to enable the poor, especially the poorest, to move out of poverty by strengthening institutions and businesses that serve them. GFI aims to achieve this by enabling the growth of truly double bottom line entities that use quantitative and verifiable measures of social results and by demonstrating new business models for serving the poorest. It currently focuses on enabling the provision of financial services and information services.
Participant Profile: Dhara Vyas (Head – Strategy and Operations)
Dhara brings over 15 years of experience in management, operations and strategic planning with the Financial Services and Development sectors. Prior to joining GFI, Dhara has worked with Accion International and Swadhaar FinServe within the microfinance sector. Dhara has also worked with financial institutions like Kotak Mahindra Bank, HDFC Bank and erstwhile ANZ Grindlays Bank in India where she has undertaken diverse assignments in areas of Operations Management, Process Compliance, Project Management, Service Quality and Learning and Development. Dhara has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management and Commerce and Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.