Kumar Ashish is an MBA from Mumbai University. Before his management degree, he did post graduation in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University. He has also completed the OD Certificate program with the NTL Institute, USA and is a certified Organisation Development facilitator.
He is currently a general manager and Country Head of ICICI Bank’s Rural Micro-Banking and Agriculture Business Group. He has been working with ICICI, since 1999, in a variety of jobs viz. Treasury, Merchant Banking, Retail Assets & Liabilities, Agriculture Loans and Corporate Finance. He was responsible for the growth of ICICI Bank’s SME business, from April 2003 to March 2007, where he managed Transaction Banking, Treasury & Trade Finance solutions and Business Loans to SMEs, as head of the Bank’s Business Banking Group.
He began his career in 1994 and has rich experience in marketing and branch management in FMCG and Retail Financial Services industry, before joining the ICICI group in Nov 1999.
In his current profile, he is responsible for
(i) banking solutions to the entire agriculture value chain viz. Farmers, SMEs & Large Agri Companies
(ii) consumer loans to rural India
(iii) Micro Finance and
(iv) Financial Inclusion through Micro-Banking.