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SFA's Board comprises members who bring with them vast experience and collective competencies of the financial sector and the social development sector. All the board members hold honorary positions.

Mr.Vikas Mankar, Chairperson of the Board
Mr.Vikas Mankar has over 35 years of experience in financial, project and general management. An alumnus of IIT Mumbai and IIM Ahmedabad, Mr. Vikas is the Managing Director of a Mumbai based KPO company, which provides customized financial services to overseas clients. He is also a co-promoter of a firm which provides consultancy in business strategy and product development in the financial services industry. Prior to establishing these companies, he was Advisor to the Chairman of the Suhail and Saud Bahwan Group, one of the leading business houses in the Middle East.

Ms.Mumtaz Jaffer, Director
Ms. Mumtaz Jaffer, an entrepreneur, is the founder and owner of Cheemo Leather Boutique, Mumbai, retailers and exporters of handbags and accessories. For over four decades she has been involved in social development work, with special focus on welfare of underprivileged women and children. She has served in various capacities on the following boards and committees:

  • Regional Chairman of Aga Khan Social Welfare Board India (1978 – 1984).
  • National Chairman of Aga Khan Social Welfare Board of India (1984 – 1990).
  • Chairman of the Diamond Jubilee Trust (1993 – 1996).
Ms. Mumtaz is also the present President of Ismailia Helping Society, a women's organizsation working for underprivileged women and children.

Mr. Gulam Vahanvaty, Director
Mr. Gulam Vahanvaty has worked with the prestigious Tata Administrative Services (TAS). He then joined his family business of Scrap Processing and Ship Breaking. Mr. Vahanvaty has now diversified into other businesses as well.

Mr. Vahanvaty is an alumni of St. Xavier's College, Mumbai and IIM Kolkata.

Mr. Vahanvaty is an active Rotarian and has been President of his Rotary Club and Governor of his Rotary District 3140. He is also an Advisor to Rotary Districts/Clubs in Bangladesh and Pakistan. In addition to this, Mr. Vahanvaty is a member of the Governing Board of 'Mumbai First', a high powered group committed to improving the quality of life in Mumbai. He is a Trustee of 'The Mohalla Committee Movement Trust' (MCMT) and the 'Public Concern for Governance Trust' (PCGT), that work toward improving the quality of life, promoting and maintaining communal harmony and mobilizing public opinion and activism for honesty, transparency and accountability in governance.


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