Advisors

Lok's Advisory Board has industry veterans from across sectors, bringing operational and strategic expertise, with names like…

  • Dr. S. Aravind
  • Ravi Bahl
  • Anita Ramachandran
  • Pavan A. Gupte
  • N. K. Maini
  • Brooks Preston

Dr. S. Aravind

Dr. S. Aravind on the advisory board at Lok. He is a part of the founding family of Aravind Eye Care System. He has experience in serving as a Medical Officer and an Administrator.

He has also provided health consultancy services to the WHO and other international organizations.

Ravi Bahl

Ravi Bahl is on the advisory board at Lok.

He has almost 40 years of experience primarily in financial services, and has spent most of his career with Citibank. He was the Country Manager for Indonesia and Head of Consumer and Retail Banking in India.

He was recently a partner and is now an advisor with ChrysCapital.

Anita Ramachandran

Anita Ramachandran is on the advisory board at Lok.

She founded Cerebrus Consultants, a well-known HR consulting firm in 1995. Anita is also one of the leading Human Resources Consultants in the country and is well known for her work in Compensation and HR Strategy.

Pavan A. Gupte

Pavan is on the advisory board at Lok Capital.

He comes with over 20 years of experience in building financial services businesses in India, London and Singapore. Prior to Lok, he has been involved in principal investing, corporate banking and infrastructure/project financing focused on Global Emerging Markets, Europe and India.

Pavan has also been an Investment, Management and Valuation Committee Member at global firms since 2001.

N. K. Maini

N.K. Maini comes with 35+ years of experience in commercial and development banking. He has worked across various segments of financing including MSMEs, large corporates, micro credit.

He retired as the Deputy MD, Small Industries Development Bank of India, which has played a critical role in building the MFI platform in India.

Brooks Preston

Brooks is the head of Investments at Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and part of OPIC’s Investment Committee. He has 25 + years of experience and significant knowledge of emerging market environmental and energy issues during a career spanning private, public and not-for-profit sectors

Earlier, he also served Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at USDA in the Clinton Gore Administration