Prior to founding smeniwas.com, Saurabh was MD & CEO at Venus India Finance, a SME and mid-market focused NBFC out of Delhi. Before heading Venus, Saurabh was the MD & CEO at Ambit Finvest Limited, an NBFC which was part of the Ambit Group and which focused on structured lending in mid-market and SME space. At Ambit, Saurabh was instrumental in growing the asset book through several structured transactions, launching the debt syndication business for Ambit as well widening the liability profile of the NBFC. Prior to joining Ambit, Saurabh was the Senior President & Managing Director – Development and Sustainable Banking (DSB) at YES Bank and part of the Management Committee of YES Bank. Saurabh has over 17 years of experience in various capacities in leading organizations like Calyon Bank, Citibank, Rabobank, and ICICI Limited. Saurabh is also a Visiting Faculty at premier MBA Institutions including IIM Lucknow and XLRI Jamshedpur. Saurabh holds an MBA Degree in Finance from XLRI, Jamshedpur, a B.Tech (Chemical) from IIT Bombay and M.S from University of Wyoming, USA.
Pooja has over 12 years of experience as a Marketing professional handling brands across Dabur, Johnson & Johnson and Manas Agro. She is a BA(Hons.) Economics from SRCC, Delhi and an MBA from IMI, Delhi. She has worked in the FMCG marketing space across several personal care categories. In her stint as marketing Advisor for Manas Krushi, she was responsible for setting up the supply chain as well as launching of an organic brand. She also writes on topics that interest her on her blog musingsfromhome.com