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.
Mint Annual Banking Conclave | Vaya Finserv
As Chairperson, Vikram explains why he is excited about Vaya and the financial inclusion sector.
Vikram Akula Plans A Second Innings In Microfinance With Vaya Finserv
As Chairperson, Vikram lays out his plans for Vaya Finserv as it starts up.
Vikram Akula To Take 26% Stake In Vaya Finserv
Vikram explains why he chose to invest in Vaya.
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.
Boss’s Day Out: Vikram Akula
NDTV talks to Vikram about microfinance, how the model works, and spends a day with him seeing it in action.
Walk The Talk With Vikram Akula
NDTV profiles Vikram, who explains the SKS lending model.
Davos Annual Meeting 2010 – Meeting The Millennium Development Goals
Vikram discusses the question ‘How can the Millennium Development Goals for 2015 be met in the wake of the economic crisis?’ as part of a World Economic Forum panel also including Bill Gates, Jeffrey Sachs, and Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (2010).
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.’
CNBC The Debate
Vikram speaks at The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, 2010.
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.
Putting The Power Of Economic Development Into The Hands Of The Poor
At Echoing Green’s Big Bold Benefit, 2013, Vikram describes his experiences with making the microfinance model scalable and sustainable enough to reach India’s masses.
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