Vaya Finserv all set to launch MFI operations; Vikram Akula to lead

As Vaya prepares to start full-fledged operations as an NBFC-MFI, Business Standard covers plans for the future.

Vikram participates in a panel discussion on Small Finance Banks in India in the Mint Annual Banking Conclave, 2018.

Banking On Tablets In Rural India

This mini-documentary describes Vaya’s innovative usage of tablet technology to bring about financial inclusion. The use of technology makes processes easier, more efficient, and more reliable.

At The Crossroads

This article profiles Vikram when he was about to take SKS Microfinance public. It describes in detail the moral quandary faced by microfinance institutions caught between their social responsibility and the need to sustain growth through profitability, at a time when the industry was still defining itself.

CNN – The Boardroom

Vikram is interviewed for CNN International’s The Boardroom, ‘a weekly segment offering insights into the minds of the world’s top CEOs.’

Special Session: Profiting From The Poor? A Discussion

A discussion between Vikram, founder of SKS and Chairman of Vaya, Muhammad Yunus, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and founder of Grameen Bank, and Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO of Women’s World Banking, about the nature of microfinance and the extent to which the profit motive and commercial financing have a place in the industry.

Akula Selected to List of TIME 100

Vikram Akula including in TIME magazine’s list of the 100 men and women whose power, talent or moral example is transforming our world