Bindu Ananth is President of IFMR Trust, a private trust whose mission is to ensure that every individual and every enterprise has complete access to financial services. Ms. Ananth is a graduate of Economics, holds a Masters degree in Public Administration and International Development, has done coursework in graduate level microeconomics, macroeconomics, finance and development theory, and is Recipient of Harvard University Graduate Scholarship and World Bank Graduate Scholarship, and Harvard University Award for Outstanding Commitment to International Development. Her latest publication, co-authored with Dr. Nachiket Mor, is ‘Design Principles for Financial Inclusion, Economic and Political Weekly’. Ms. Ananth has held varied leadership positions in ICICI Bank. She is the founder of Centre for Microfinance in IFMR.