N Srinivasan Expert adviser and international consultant
had been a central banker and development banker for 30 years (in Reserve Bank of India and NABARD). He is a student of economics, with development economics as a special interest. After three decades of career as a development banker, over the last ten years, he has been involved in design, supervision and evaluation of policy, strategy and implementation of several development finance and rural livelihood initiative and building institutions in India and abroad. His areas of interest are vulnerable and rural livelihoods, development banking, financial inclusion and social entrepreneurship. He has authored the Microfinance India State of the Sector Reports for four years (2008 to 2011) which are regarded as reference material for the sector. He has jointly authored, with Girija Srinivasan, the State of India’s Livelihoods report for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 besides contributing to many other books as a joint author. He currently serves as an independent director on the board of Equitas Small Finance Bank, Samunnati Finance and a couple of trusts. He is also advises industry bodies dealing with microfinance and rural finance. As an international development finance and livelihoods expert, he serves as a consultant and advisor to World Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development, GIZ, KFW, NABARD, SIDBI, Microsave and other institutions. Collection of coins, music, cricket and badminton are his pastime pursuits.