Mr. Narendra Nayak
MBA. M Phil
Mr. Nayak is a senior development professional having nearly 25 years of working experience in NGO and microfinance sectors in India and abroad. Academically he has got a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Utkal University (Odisha). Additionally he has also got MA. M. Phil degrees in Social Science stream (History). Mr. Nayak is well versed with the institutional assessment and business planning processes, partnership management and mentoring to CBOs/NGOs/MFIs and other program partners by extending close handholding services for them. His contribution to promote, strengthen and sustain the small microfinance institutions in Odisha/India through CARE-CASHE project has been well appreciated. He has also got demonstrated ability on program development, resource mobilization, capacity development, advisory services, networking and policy advocacy with various key stakeholders and sector building initiatives. He played a key role to operationalize the South Asian Microfinance Network (SAMN) by involving the National Networks of six countries- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka for strengthening microfinance sector in the region. Over the years, he has worked with various national and international development organizations including CARE India, ACCESS Development Services, ACCESS-ASSIST, ACTED, AECOM etc. In addition to India, he had also worked for around five years in some of the post-conflict countries abroad like Afghanistan and Iraq and gathered hands-on-experience on promoting microfinance in the conflict zone.