Thirunavukkarasu R. (Thiru) is the COO of Kinara Capital where he oversees the day-to-day field operations of a vast network of regional offices and hubs that are the first point of contact for our customers. Thiru has been with Kinara Capital from its early days and hand-delivered the loan disbursement to Kinara’s first customer. He has been actively involved in the Indian microfinance sector for two decades. He began his career with Dhan Foundation, where he initiated and managed the microfinance program in a rural block in Tamil Nadu state.
He was also instrumental in promoting the microfinance programme of Dhan in the remote tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan through livelihood and agricultural intervention. Later, Thiru served as a consultant to Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Center for Microfinance, and Intellecap primarily in the development of business plans and capacity building for new institutions.
He joined Mimo Finance, a microfinance institution in 2006 as Operations Director and managed the daily company operations in North Indian states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
Thiru earned his Bachelors of Engineering from Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.