Board of Directors

Pattabiraman Veeraraghavan

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

  • 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 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 Chartered Accountant and has rich experience in retail finance in the areas of Credit Underwriting, Credit Processing and Credit Verification
  • He joined Paras Capfin Company Private Limited as a Director in year 2008
  • Currently, he is a Partner at Veeraraghavan & Co and also handles the CitiFinancial Consumer Finance India Ltd’s business process portfolio, LIP (Income estimation) program and end use audit of 30 odd brokers who have lines of credit from Citibank


Sundeep Shenoy

Chief Executive Officer

  • 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 and Compliance, Investor Relations, Product Management and Customer Service. Having worked in NBFCs like Citifinancial & Karvy Finance, he joined Paras in April'15 as its CEO of the company.

Brijendra Singh

Accounts & Finance Head

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

Aniroodha Nalawade

Chief Operating Officer

  • Aniroodha Nalawade 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 unsecured lending 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.

Ayesha Ramchandani

Head HR

  • Ayesha Ramchandani is a ranker in MBA (HR) from Sikkim Manipal University in 2009 and holds a master degree in history from Mumbai University. She commenced her career at Vigent Info Solution as HR Executive in 2006. She has 12 years managerial experience in HR field. During her engagement she has strongly presented ability to provide HR consultation to managers and employees on HR issues regarding employee relations, talent acquisition & staffing, compensation, HR policies and performance management.

Nitin Kedari

West Head (EGL& IL)

  • Nitin Kedari has been associated with Paras since February, 2009. Intially he joined the company as a Customer Relation Executive and successfully climbed the ranks with dedication, commitment and hard work. In October, 2017 he was degisnated as West Head of the company, handling all the branches of Paras Capfin in Pune, Mumbai and Nashik locations.

Ashutosh Kumar Singh

National Sales Head_LAP

  • Ashutosh Singh is a Management Post Graduate with over 16 years of cross cultural experience in Marketing, Sales, and Business Development, Portfolio Handling (sales, credit and collection) & Client Servicing. He has been associated with Paras since May’19. During his carrer, he has worked with Talbros Automotive Components Ltd, Citi Financial Consumer Financial India Ltd, Karvy Financial Services Ltd, ICICI Bank LTD, Karvy Financial Services Ltd, and Satin Credit Care Network Ltd.
  • His vast knowledge and experience in LAP Product helped the company robustly to build a new team and expanding reach for LAP Product.