Piyush Khaitan (2016-2017)
Piyush Khaitan (PK), President DLAI and MD/CEO of NeoGrowth Credit Pvt. Ltd., is a seasoned operating executive who has successfully founded a number of businesses and operated them to high levels of success. Prior to NeoGrowth, PK was the Managing Director of Venture Infotek until divestment. He had also founded DEI, India's largest secure card personalization bureau which merged into Venture Infotek in 2007. He has worked closely with the Card Networks, RBI and IBA in framing policies and giving direction to the card payments industry in India. He was also the Founder Chairman of the 'ePayments Focus Group' of the Smart Card Forum of India (SCAFI) from 2000 thru 2005.
Alok Mittal (2017-2018)
Alok is Co-founder and CEO of Indifi, India's leading full-stack platform for enabling debt financing for small businesses.
Alok is also an active angel investor, co-founder of Indian Angel Network, and on the board of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Delhi. Prior to starting Indifi, Alok setup and ran Canaan Partners' venture investment business. Earlier, Alok co-founded JobsAhead.com, a leading web-based recruitment business in India. Alok earned a BE in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and a MS in computer science from UC Berkeley.
Harshvardhan Lunia (2018-2019)
Harshvardhan Lunia is the co-founder and CEO at Lendingkart. He is a Chartered Accountant and has completed his Post Graduation from the prestigious ISB (Indian School of Business, Hyderabad).
Harshvardhan had about a decade of experience in corporate banking before he embarked on an entrepreneurial route. He started his career with large private sector and multinational banks in their small loan divisions. He has worked with top companies like ICICI Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and HDFC Bank. Early in his career, he was intrigued by the passion of small business owners who in spite of being creditworthy were not served by existing lenders. Additionally, he understood the anxiety one went through waiting for credit decisions to come through, which, in banks can take months. This is what spurred him to do something of his own in this sector, replete with opportunities. In December 2010, he launched Domestic Finance & Investment Private Limited. Lendingkart was incorporated in April 2014 with a vision to provide financing solutions to those who are creditworthy but would be overlooked by traditional financial institutions.