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