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R K Das
Country Head- Chief General Manager (Retd) , Developmental Finance
Mumbai, Maharashtra
An internationally recognised SME expert having proven expertise of more than 30 years of experiences in working with Govt. of India, Govt of Egypt and international organisations like World Bank, DFID-UK; GiZ&KfW-Germany; Afd-France, SDC-Switzerland and JICA-Japan towards promotion and development of SME sector leading to enterprise creation, employment generation and income growth.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Government/Governance, Reforms, Corruption
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
  • Private Sector, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
1998 -2019 – Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) - Country Head - CGM, SIDBI (Retd.)
? Managed successfully World Bank-led SME Financing and Development Projects (SMEFDP) in India in partnership with DFID, UK; EU projects by KfW and GIZ, Germany and SDC, Switzerland towards promotion, financing and development of SME sector in India. These projects won international awards and recognition by G-20, ADFIAP and World Bank .
? Benefitted more than 100 thousand in SME sector through skill development, entrepreneurship development and cluster developments.
? Designed SME sector development program in Egypt through SFD, Govt. of Egypt and World Bank.
? Successfully contracted various lines of credit from World Bank, KfW, Germany; AfD, French and JICA, Japan for SIDBI for financing SMEs in India.
? Strengthened supporting institutions like Transunion CIBIL – credit information bureau, Acuite – an SME rating agency.
? SME POLICY MAKING: Constantly engaging with Government of India (especially Ministry of Finance and M/o MSME), Reserve Bank of India, Planning Commission, etc. in formulating and implementing various policy measures for the MSME sector. Many suggestions were translated into budget announcements.
? Led a team of merchant bankers for raising equity through SME IPOs.
2014-15– NCGTC, Ministry of Finance, GoI - CEO (Deputation)
? Set up and managed NCGTC – World’s largest credit Guarantee institution for SMEs and others - putting in place a robust organizational structure a B2B model with operational and IT linkages with banks.
1984-98 – Reserve Bank of India - Assistant Advisor
? Research on all areas of economics including applied macro economics, public finance, international trade & developments – Special focus on Monetary economics and Policy making.
? Preparing in-depth policy oriented research papers on especially on small industries.
Masters in Analytical and Applied Economics from Utkal University, Odisha, India in 1981 in 1stDvn.
Affiliations and Achievements:

? Design and lead an SME development architecture with the objectives of employment creation and welfare maximisation.
? Create an enabling eco-system for addressing the SME credit and non-credit gaps through greater access to SME credit, micro finance, credit guarantees, credit rating, SME venture capital, capacity building of bankers and SME clusters development.
? Prepare SME policy framework based on international best practices.
Bringing international donors to work together for the SME sector development in the country.

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  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi, Oriya
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