Our team members belong to diverse backgrounds who have the zeal to consistently innovate, meet challenges, and build a progressive environment within the organisation.

Meet The Team

Vineet Chattree


Vineet has a rich experience of two decades in Operations and Management Consulting. His strategic thinking and professional experience has enabled Svatantra to map out an accelerated, differentiated and sustainable growth path. Vineet firmly believes that an organisation can sustainably grow if it creates a meaningful difference in the lives of its customers.

Anujeet Varadkar

Chief Executive Officer

With over a decade of experience, Anujeet is passionate and has a deep understanding about marketing, rural lending and agricultural development. His commitment and strong leadership skills continue to help create a unique identity for Svatantra within the industry.

Vrushali Mahajan

Vice President – Account & Finance

A qualified Chartered Accountant, Vrushali has over 14 years of experience in the banking sector along with other service industries. Her expertise lies in accounting, taxation, regulatory compliances and audits, financial planning and analysis, financial reporting and management reporting. Vrushali worked as the Financial Controller at Ratnakar Bank before joining Svatantra.

Dhara Rajeshree

Vice President - Human Resources

From recruitment to crafting new employee policies, Dhara plays the key role of binding the Svatantra team together. Her optimism and commendable people management skills have led to a strong, loyal and happy team that adheres to the organisations values. Her innovative ideas have enabled Svatantra to bridge the gap between the rural and urban mindsets.

Surinder Kumar Bhatia

Company Secretary

A qualified Company Secretary with an LLB Degree, Surinder has over 12 years of experience in the legal and secretarial domain. Prior to joining Svatantra, he worked at DLF Limited, Moser Baer and Magnum Power Generation. His last assignment was with S V Creditline Pvt. Ltd., a microfinance company, where he worked for five years as a Company Secretary, ensuring the secretarial and RBI Compliances.

Kandarp Gupta

Senior Manager – Corporate Strategy

With a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management from the Institute of Rural Management, Jaipur, Kandarp has over 7 years of experience in the microfinance sector ranging from field operations, back office processes to strategic consulting with microfinance institutions. Before working with Svatantra, Kandarp worked with Ujjivan and S V Creditline, followed by a consulting firm where he served as a consultant to five microfinance institutions.

Sahil Mehta

Senior Manager – Corporate Finance

Spearheading Fund Mobilisation and Treasury at Svatantra, Sahil holds a PG Diploma in Development Management from IIFM, Bhopal. With 8 years of experience, he has been in the microfinance sector for the past five years. Prior to joining Svatantra, he worked at GrameenKoota, Axis Bank, and the Trident Group. His last assignment was with the corporate finance division at S V Creditline Pvt. Ltd.

Vasudeva Rao

Senior Manager – Risk Management

With an MBA in Finance Management and over a decade of experience, Vasudeva’s strength lies in verification of operational efficiency levels, conducting audits, evaluating internal control systems with exposure of recommending necessary suggestions to improve internal controls. Prior to joining Svatantra, Vasudeva worked at SKS Microfinance Limited, Xansa Technologies and iEnergizer Inc.

Kanupriya Verma

EA to Chairperson

Kanupriya is a firm believer of constant innovation, continuous learning and well-planned processes for the success of an organisation. With a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Indore, she has previously worked with software giants like McAfee and SAP. An e-commerce enthusiast, Kanupriya has a keen interest in start-ups and is passionate about marketing, design and rural development using technology.

Lolup Swain

Manager – Backend Operations

With an MBA Degree from Utkal University, Lolup has over 9 years of experience in the Banking and Financial Sector along with an expertise in project implementation, process and operations monitoring. Before joining Svatantra, Lolup worked for seven years at FINO PayTech Ltd. under various departments, most recent being that of a State Head, where he was responsible for UBI project implementation in Odisha. At Svatantra, he is responsible for backend operations and data maintenance for field operations.