Mr. Brij Mohan

Mr.Brij Mohan is a former Executive Director of Small Industries Development Banks of India (SIDBI) and is referred as the ‘Pioneer of Micro Finance’ in India. He was instrumental in kick starting micro finance in India with the setting up of SIDBI Foundation for Micro Credit (SFMC) as an apex financing development micro-finance entity in the 1998. He was a key member in the setting up of the Development Department in Industrial Development Department of India (IDBI). Throughout his corporate life, Mr.Brij Mohan has held leadership roles and been the founding member of prominent government development bodies that work with micro enterprises and brings vast experience to the FAME Board. Under his guidance, the Foundation has successfully launched various initiatives that have been delivering tangible outcomes for micro-enterprises leading to self-sustainability of the sector.

Mr. Sanjay Sharma

Mr.Sanjay Sharma is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Aye Finance and under his leadership, Aye has transformed from a tech-driven start-up aspiring to deliver social impact, into an award-winning financial services firm that is delivering social impact at scale along with robust financial returns. He is an accomplished leader in Consumer Banking with over 34 years of experience and has held several leadership roles in BFSI sector, both in India & abroad. He is an alumnus of IIT-Bombay and IIM-Bangalore. Sanjay was facilitated as India’s Most Trusted Leader of 2023 by the Great Place to Work (GPTW) & “Most Impactful Leader” Award at the Business World Unicorn Awards event.

Ms. Sheena Sakhuja 

Sheena has completed her Management in Social Initiatives from IIM, Kozhikode & is an alumnus of SRCC. She leads the Corporate Impact division at Aye Finance, FAME’s Parent Company. She is a founder member of FAME and was instrumental in setting up the Section 8 Company. She oversees the operations at FAME to ensure that the philanthropic & micro-enterprise development programs executed by FAME are in line with its objectives. She also monitors the policy & governance framework of the CSR Programs. Sheena is a communication specialist and is the brand custodian of Aye Finance. Through her impactful narrative & PR strategy she has been successful in positioning AYE as a Strong leader in the MSME lending space. She is a Six Sigma Black Belt and certified ISO Auditor and has over 13 years of experience working with Brands like Max Life Insurance and Price Waterhouse Coopers.

Ms. Swati Sawhney 

Swati Sawhney has been with CGAP since 2021, working on MSE finance in the digital age. Swati has many years of financial inclusion experience, having worked across the US, UK, Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe. She was a senior financial sector specialist with the IFC / World Bank Finance and Markets Global Practice in South Asia, responsible for leading the development of Financial Infrastructure programs for South Asia and MSME finance advisory in India. Prior to this, she was a Manager with E&Y’s Advisory Services in the UK, working with private and public sector clients on large transformation programs.She has worked for MSME finance for DAI Europe, focusing on EBRD programs across Eastern Europe. She has worked for Citigroup in the UK, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. Swati holds a MSc in Strategy and Diplomacy from the London School of Economics, and an earlier MA in International and Development Economics from Yale University.