Mr Ajit Kumar Maity
Mr Ajit Kumar Maity is the chairman of Village Financial Services Ltd. A graduate in Arts from Calcutta University, Mr Maity has worked in microfinance since 1995 after having started with an NGO in 1978. He is the pioneer of microfinance in eastern India and has helped change the lives of thousands of poor families.
Besides being the founder-member of Village Financial Services, he is also the founder-member of a couple of networks of microfinance institutions such as Sa-Dhan and the Association of Micro Finance Institutions West Bengal and has been associated with Village Welfare Society, a social development organization, as a founder member secretary, since 1978. He is also one of the directors of Village Bazaar Pvt Ltd.
A compassionate social entrepreneur, he has been working incessantly for the socio-economic uplift of impoverished people as well as in education, healthcare, old-age care, social and economic empowerment, food and livelihood security, water and sanitation, disaster management, management and risk reduction and vocational training.