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BASICS Ltd (BASIX holding company) has acquired 50.05% of CTran Consulting Private Limited (CTRAN) which is engaged in (i) Energy Services (ii) Environmental Services (iii) Climate Change Adaptation (iv) Climate Change Risk Mitigation activities and (v) providing Industry/Infrastructure for Local Livelihoods.
Mission of CTRAN is to develop energy and infrastructure that enhance shareholder’s value through a sustainable transaction based model using process and financial innovations contributing to inclusive growth and accountable development by managing climate change and reducing vulnerability through adaptation.
CTRAN has an advantage of being in various partnerships and consortiums which gives it the access and reach to a wide range of professional expertise for a wide range of activities. It has successfully formed consortiums with Xavier Institute of Management, Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management. CTRAN being a group company of BASIX also has the access and network of the parent company.
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Board of Directors:
Mr. Vijay Mahajan is the Founder and Chairman of the BASIX Group. Vijay is a distinguished alumnus of both the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (1970-75) and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (1979-81) and was a mid-career fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public International Affairs, Princeton University, USA. Vijay co-founded Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN) in 1983, Sa-Dhan in 1998, Andhra Pradesh Mahila Abhivrudhi Society (APMAS) in 2000 and Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) in 2009. In 1995, Vijay conceptualised BASIX as a “new generation livelihood promotion institution” and it was set up in mid 1996. Vijay served on the Rangarajan Committee on Financial Inclusion and the Raghuram Rajan Committee on Financial Sector Reforms. Vijay co-authored a book “The Forgotten Sector” and has written over 75 articles. Vijay serves on the Boards of major Indian development organisations and has been a member of various committees set up by Government and Regulatory institutions. Vijay is the Chair of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), a global microfinance forum, comprising nearly 40 bilateral, multilateral and foundations in development. Close
Mr. B.L.Parthasarathy holds M.Sc. (Agriculture) from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University TNAU and Post-Graduation Diploma in Management (PGDM) from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Mr Parthasarathy is an expert in the field of rural development, rural finance and microfinance. Mr Parthasarathy has earlier worked with Syndicate Bank, Action Aid, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and BASIX. Mr Parthasarathy was also the Managing Director of Krishna Bhima Samruddhi Local Area Bank Ltd, a subsidiary of BASIX from the year 2005 to 2008. Mr. Parthasarathy is currently functioning as the Managing Director of BASIX Consulting and Training Services. Close
Mr. S.Ramachandran is a qualified Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Mr Ramachandran has 21 years of post-qualification work experience across finance, accounting systems, audit and compliance in financial services industry. He joined BASIX in 1999 and worked in CXO roles in finance, operations, HR and technology functions. Prior to BASIX, he worked in two large NBFCs and a manufacturing company. He also serves on the Board of CTRAN Consulting Limited, BASIX Group Company. He was appointed as the Additional Director on July 22, 2012. Close
Mr. Prabhat Panda is a Director and co-founder of CTRAN. He is a Chartered Accountant a fellow and a gold medalist from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has experience of over 15 years in the field of financial and operational review and structuring of back office functions. He has rich experience in the fields of direct and indirect taxes. He has worked extensively on institutional and financial risk assessment for several agencies such as Action AID, UNDP, DFID, and The World Bank. Close
Mr. N V Ramana is an Independent Director. He is a graduate in Dairy Technology from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad with specialisation in – Agriculture. He worked with ITC Group for 20 years, handling a wide range of agri-business responsibilities. He joined BASIX as Senior Vice President (Strategic Initiatives) in 2001 and was the Managing Director of KBSLAB from 2003 to 2005 before his appointment as Managing Director of Bhartiya Samruddhi Finance Limited. Close
Dr. Runa Sarkar is an Independent Director. She received her BE (Hons) from BITS Pilani; M.Sc. (Environmental Engineering) from University of North Carolina, USA. She has done her Fellow Programme in Management from IIM Calcutta. Her area of specialization is Environment Economics, Environment Financing, Economic Instruments for pollution control, and cost-benefit analysis. She has extensive experience in economic analysis of environmental and social impacts of major projects and has conducted numerous training courses on specific topics in environmental economics and cost-benefit analysis. She regularly works to support the environmental economics activities of bilateral (including CIDA, DANIDA, the European Union, and USAID), and multilateral institutions (including the Asian Development Bank, the United Nations Development Program and the World Bank). Close
Mr. Ashok Kumar Singha is the Managing Director. He is a graduate in agriculture and a Post Graduate in Management from XIMB, Bhubaneswar. He has more than 18 years of experience in managing and executing development programmes in various capacities for Government, International Development organizations and Private Sector. His expertise in this field include Climate change policy, implementation of the Kyoto Protocol, development and implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy policy, sustainable development in relation to energy and climate change, capacity building in JI and CDM. He was a special invitee to the Green India Programme. Ashok is the co-author of a book The Forgotten Sector (Oxford IBH) with Thomas Fisher and Vijay Mahajan, Chariman, BASIX. Close
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