Rakesh Kumar is a part of the founding team at Light Microfinance. He has played a key role in building the initial team, setting the field operation and support functions in the company. He brings with him invaluable field experience of setting up microfinance operations from the ground up and scaling it to multiple states. He has extensive knowledge of building, coordinating and leading teams, installing systems and setting complete work processes and procedures in a large successful microfinance organization. Before joining Light Microfinance, Rakesh worked with SKS Microfinance from the company’s early days and played a key part in its rapid growth by launching and expanding operations in seven states across North India creating a member base of over 150,000 and a robust portfolio of over INR 100 crores ($25MM). Rakesh received his Master’s degree in Rural Management from Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA).