Board of Directors


Promoter Director

  • P Veeraraghavan (Veer) is a chartered accountant of 1989 batch
  • He has been in the field of retail finance for last 24 years mainly providing services to multinational banks and financial institutions
  • He successfully runs Veeraraghavan & Company, a firm that has been actively involved in undertaking due diligences and credit verifications for leading banks and NBFCs
  • His experience in dealing with credit verification and processing helped his firm gain immense experience in this segment and greatly helped his plans to venture into the lending business
  • He has been instrumental in growing Paras into a profitable NBFC in tough market conditions in spite of having limited equity and high cost debt

Vijit Baruah

Independent Director

  • Mr. Vijit Baruah is a ranker in B.Sc. (Chemistry) from Bombay University, an alumnus of UDCT and holds a Master's Degree in Management from Bombay University
  • He currently is a Director in a boutique consultancy firm, managing a number of verticals in the financial services domain
  • He began his career in 1990 with Rallis India in Product management and later joined Citibank where he headed the relationship banking in the south and the collections team in Chennai for all portfolios, and provided asset and liability facilities to middle market customers
  • Later he took charge of the Alternate distribution channels for all Citigroup entities (Citibank, CitiFinancial and Eserve)
  • He also took over as Insurance Distribution Head for CitiFinancial India and has also consulted for Philippines, Thailand and Korea on their Insurance distribution businesses
  • As the Deal Management & Strategic Planning Head for Citigroup Vijit was responsible for planning new strategies and taking care of new businesses
  • He is well versed in Microfinance and has also been part of some of the modelling for mezzanine loan risk in IFC funded portfolios

Liston Lewis


  • Liston Lewis is a partner at Veeraraghavan & Co
  • He is a Chartered Accountant and has rich experience in retail finance in the areas of Credit Underwriting, Credit Processing and Credit Verification
  • Liston joined Paras Capfin Company Private Limited as a Director in the year 2008


Sundeep Shenoy

Chief Executive Officer

  • Mr. Sundeep Shenoy has done his MBA in 2003 from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management and has over 10+ years of experience in various functions like Acquisition, Branch Management, Channel Management, Marketing, Audit & Compliance, Investor Relations, Product Management & Customer Service
  • Having worked in NBFCs like Citifinancial & Karvy Finance, Sundeep has now joined Paras in April'15 as its CEO

Aniroodha Nalawade

COO (Chief Operations Officer)

  • Aniroodha has completed Bachelor’s in Commerce from NES Ratnam College, Mumbai and MBA – Operations from National Institute of Business Management, Chennai. He has more than 13 years of experience in Retail Assets Business Operations encompassing, formulation and execution of operations processes for secured and unsecuredlending products. He also has exposure to functions like Compliance, Collections & Auctions and Customer Service.
  • He has rich experience in setting up new product, having been part of the start-up team at 3 NBFCs. He has also successfully implemented tailor-made multi-tasking and multi-product, retail lending systems.
  • Across his career, he was associated with organizations like Capri Global Capital, Magma Fincorp Limited, Karvy Financial Services, Reliagre Finvest Limited, GE Money and HSBC.

Brijendra Singh

Accounts & Finance Head

  • Mr.Brijendra Singh is an Inter CA of 2005 batch and has experience of 13+ years in the Accounts & Finance function.
  • He has been with Paras since its inception

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