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About Us

Avanti’s mission is to enable sustainable livelihoods and empower the next 100 million households through accessible and affordable financial services. It is building a co-creation platform that fosters hyperlocal livelihood innovation and mass customisation. We currently focus on providing micro loans for income generation that enable sustainable livelihood creation.



Make financial services affordable and accessible in a timely manner to 100 mm un/underserved households in India



Usher in a new era of financial inclusion that brings financial empowerment & livelihood sustainability at a population scale powered by a digital-first model.

Create a sustainable business; Balanced for impact & returns

Our Board

Ratan Naval Tata

Chairman Emeritus

During his tenure as the Chairman of Tata Sons, the group revenue increased manifold from $5B to $100B. In addition to India’s second-highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, he has been appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and lifetime achievement award from the Rockefeller Foundation.

Nandan Nilekani

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Chairman & Co-Founder, Infosys

Nandan Nilekani is the Chairman of Infosys. Subsequent to Aadhar, Nandan has spearheaded architectures for national scale public good platforms popularly known as India Stack. Innovations he has mentored include the GSTN, ESign, UPI. Most recently, Nandan has co-founded philanthropic platforms like EkStep (universal literacy), Avanti (financial inclusion) and the Societal Platforms think tank. Time magazine listed him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2006 & 2009. Nandan holds a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay.

Dr. Vijay L. Kelkar

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Former Chairman, National Institute of Public Finance & Policy (NIPFP)

Dr. Kelkar was the Chairman of a committee constituted for Revisiting & Revitalization the PPP Model of Infrastructure Development and the Chairman, Forum of Federations, Ottawa from January 2010 to March 2013. He was the Chairman of the Finance Commission in the rank of a Union Cabinet Minister, 2010. Earlier, he was the Executive Director for India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan at the IMF. He has held positions of Finance Secretary, GOI; Director & Coordinator, International Trade Division, UNCTAD, Geneva; Secretary, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, GOI, 1985–1988. Dr. Kelkar is Chairman and member of Board of Directors and on Board of Governors of various global companies and organisations. Dr. Kelkar holds B.S., from the University of Pune, India, 1963, M.S., from the University of Minnesota, USA, 1965 and Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley, USA, 1970.

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