Board of Directors

Bahram N. Vakil, Founder & Senior Partner, AZB & Partners

Bahram joined the Grameen Capital board as an Independent Director in 2007. One of the founding partners of AZB & Partners, Bahram is amongst India’s foremost infrastructure and project finance attorneys. Bahram has been involved in five of the eight fast track power projects and has been acknowledged as a leading project finance lawyer by international publications for over a decade.

Bahram is also a member of the core group headed by Lewis J. Mendelson Esq. and set up by the Securities Exchange Commission, USA and the Securities Exchange Board of India for the project titled “Financial Institutions Reforms and Expansion” to develop the bar for securities laws in India.

Bahram holds a LLM from Columbia Law School, and is a member of the New York State Bar.

Vikram Gandhi, Founder, Asha Impact & VSG Capital

After a successful career in investment banking spanning more than two decades in New York and Hong Kong, Vikram Gandhi, Founder of Asha Impact, decided to return to India with the desire to actively participate in the development and growth of his country.
Prior to Founding Asha Impact and VSG Capital Advisors, Vikram was Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Global Head of Financial Institutions Business for Credit Suisse, in New York and Hong Kong.
An MBA from the Harvard Business School where he was designated a Baker Scholar; a qualified Chartered Accountant and a B. Com with high distinction from the University of Mumbai, Vikram, in his capacity as the Founder CEO of VSG Capital Advisors, continues to work closely with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Greenhill & Co. as a Senior Advisor


Royston Braganza, CEO, Grameen Capital

Royston joined Grameen Capital in 2007 to launch the organization as CEO. He currently oversees all aspects of operations in India.

In his earlier assignment as Senior Vice President at HSBC, Royston was instrumental in setting up and heading HSBC's Microfinance & Priority Sector business. Prior to that, he was the head of HSBC's SME Business. Before joining HSBC, Royston worked in Citibank India for over 8 years in various assignments across the Consumer Bank and Corporate Bank.

He is a board member of Sa-Dhan and a member of the Microfinance Resource Group. He has been invited by the United Nations to address various programs, in India and globally, promoting microfinance as a sustainable tool to eradicate poverty.

Royston holds a Masters in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.