Jana Small Finance Bank appoints Buvanesh Tharashankar as CFO
By Leandra Monteiro
To strengthen the top management team, Jana Small Finance Bank announced the appointment of Buvanesh Tharashankar as its President and Chief Financial Officer under the category of Key Managerial Personnel.
Buvanesh Tharashankar will be instrumental in providing strategic and long-term financial direction to Jana SFB’s business and will work closely with others in the organization’s leadership team to streamline business processes, working capital management and business strategy, optimise revenue and minimize costs.
A Citibank veteran of 26 years, Buvanesh has worked across a wide spectrum of roles within the finance function in multiple geographies. Buvanesh is a qualified Chartered Accountant and received his Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University.
Speaking on his appointment, Mr Ajay Kanwal, MD and CEO of Jana Small Finance Bank said, “On behalf of Jana Small Finance Bank family, I welcome Buvanesh to our senior leadership team. Buvanesh brings a wealth of experience in management and governance of the finance function at senior levels and the acumen needed at Jana SFB.”
Jana Small Finance Bank’s vision is to be among the leading digitised bank serving all customer segments and communities of an aspirational India. The bank commenced operations on 28, March 2018. With its inception as Janalakshmi Financial Services (JFS) in 2008, the Bengaluru headquartered Bank currently regulates under the ambit of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) post receipt of the banking license.
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