Leadership team

Sunoor Kaul


Sunoor has an extensive global experience in diverse areas including Operations, Finance and Investment Banking. Before establishing Origo, he handled various responsibilities in operations and finance in reputed organizations such as General Electric and Bank of America. Sunoor is an IIT Delhi graduate and completed MBA from Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.

Mayank Dhanuka


Mayank has a rich experience in finance and business development. Prior to Origo, he had handled different roles in investment banking and private equity in Asia and America. Mayank completed his graduation from IIT Delhi. He later pursued MBA from Graduate School of Business, Columbia University.

B V Narasimham (Ravi)

Nominee Director

Ravi is an Investment Director at Caspian Impact Investment Adviser Pvt. Ltd, where he leads the new equity fund. With nearly three decades of experience in financial inclusion and livelihoods promotion, Ravi’s professional career has spanned across retail finance, wholesale finance and equity investments. He was a part of the founding team of BASIX and joined Caspian in 2005. Ravi did his MBA from XIM, Bhubaneswar.

Surekha Marandi

Independent Director

Surekha is a financial inclusion expert with a distinguished career spanning more than three decades with the Reserve Bank of India. She is a postgraduate scholar from Jadavpur University and has certifications in Advanced Management from AIM, Manila and Advanced Management in Financial Management Services from Cambridge University, UK.

Surekha has held leadership positions with various organizations and also served as the Chairperson of NCFE and as Member of the Board of Financial Inclusion Fund administered by NABARD.

Michael Kevin O’Connell

Nominee Director

Michael-Kevin (M-K) O’Connell joined M2O, Inc. as a Managing Director in 2009. He is responsible for sourcing and reviewing new investment opportunities as well as monitoring the performance of portfolio companies. Prior to joining M2O, Michael worked with organizations such as L.E.K. Consulting and CB Richard Ellis. He received his B.S, magna cum laude, from Boston College and his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he was the recipient of the Thomas P. Gerrity Leadership Award for achieving “excellence in both academic and co-curricular pursuits.

M R Venkiteswaran

Nominee Director

Venkiteswaran is a Banker with 34 years of experience, primarily in Agricultural Finance, Microfinance, lending to Micro Enterprises and SMEs. His expertise ranges from devising strategy to driving operations in several lines of business. He has a rich experience in streamlining and improving existing systems/processes, innovating and envisioning new methodologies, identifying future trends and devising suitable strategies.

Brij Raj Singh

Chief Executive Officer

Brij Raj Singh is the Chief Executive Officer of Origo Commodities. Brij Raj has over two decades of diverse experience in rural supply chain and distribution of agriculture inputs, organized retail, contract farming, procurement, corporate banking and post harvest management solutions for agri-commodities. He has held several leadership positions including those at IDBI Bank and NBHC. Brij Raj is an alumnus of G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology. He has completed his graduation and post graduation (gold medal) in agriculture and later pursued his MBA from Sikkim Manipal University.


Independent Director

Rank Holder Chartered Accountant with 45 years of broad, quality experience in corporate finance; Corporate Governance, Regulatory, Investigative & Quasi-Judicial functions. Involved in framing regulatory policies and investigating and adjudicating market misconduct in securities market. Having an in depth understanding of global regulatory environment and an ability to provide practical orientation to policy formulation with a participative approach of all the stakeholders, at the same time achieving the developmental & investor protection function of the Regulator. These policy formulations have demonstrated leadership and conflict management abilities. Have also made a number of presentations, delivered talks at various national & international fora & led training programs to Emerging International Security Regulators.

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