Yako Management

Mr. Rajnish Jain – Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Raj. Jain is the current Managing Director of Yako Microfinance and holds an MBA in International Finance, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona, USA, and ranked 1st in International Management by Financial Times, Wall Street and US News, holds an M. S. in Computer Science, Monmouth University, New Jersey, USA and a B. S. in Computer Engineering from India. Raj Jain has worked in different capacities as a senior financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch, San Francisco, California, USA (2005-2006). He served as the Client Relations Manager – Consumer Solutions Group at JDA Software Group Inc. Scottsdale, Arizona, USA (2003-2004). In (1995-2002), he was the engagement Manager at Compuware Corporation, Farmington Hills, Michigan and in (1993-1995) he was a senior Systems Analyst at Detroit Edison – Fermi II, Monroe, Michigan, USA (1993-1995).


Mr. Anchal Kumar Sinha – Executive Director

Mr. Anchal Kumar Sinha holds a B. A. in Mathematics (Hons) from Patna University – India. He worked for Bank of Baroda for 30 years and retired at a position of Joint Manager. Mr.Anchal Kumar Sinha worked also as Special Correspondent in Mahanager. (Delhi & Mumbai) in charge of Economic / Commerce Page of the News Paper, worked as a Senior Reporter in Business Bhaskar, a daily business newspaper from Dainik Bhaskar Group, conducted a study on Microfinance in India and wrote series in Business Bhaskar and wrote on Economics, Social and Political topics for the last 25 years on various Hindi Journals like; Jansatta; Amar Ujala; Rashtriya Sahara; India today; Dharmayug; Ravivar and Dinman; and many other magazines. He also worked as Stringer for “Nav Dharat Times” and Hindustan – Patna. He also published and edited one Hindi monthly magazine “IS MAHINA” for more than six months with design and Lay outs. He was also regular weekly columnist in Lokmat samachar from Delhi during 1993-1994. Mr. Anchal Kumar Sinha is expertise in strategic Planning/Retail Banking, Rural Management and Operations, Customer Relationship Management, and Credit Administration and Operations.


B.S. Choudhary – General Manager

Mr. Choudhary has done his Bachelor degree in science from Jodhpur University and Masters in Social Sciences. He completed his PG Diploma in Labor laws and Personal Management. He is Associates of Indian Institute of Bankers, Mumbai. He is a experienced banker. He started his career from Regional Rural bank as officer and he served many banks in various capacities. He is groomed banker in Credit, Retail Finance, Forex operations, Rural and agriculture finance and Microfinance. He served Bank of Baroda for 21 years and retired as Senior Branch Manager in 2011. He headed Sri Vinayak Sahakari Bank Ahmadabad as CEO in 2011-13. Then he moved to Chemical Industry. He was Head of Finance, HR and Marketing at Microgenix Specialties Chemical Industries, Ahmadabad, India and Dhaka, Bangladesh. Currently he is a part of Yako Team as General Manager.

James Okodi – Head of Credit

Mr. Okodi completed BA (Hon) degree in Social Administration and Sociology from Makerere University and a post Graduate Diploma in Taxation and tax administration, completed the course work component for the award of a Masters degree in business administration (MBA), majoring in small business management. He served the Bank of Baroda (U) Ltd for about 7 years as a credit officer at the Kampala main branch office, and as the position of Branch Manager. Then in 1992, he moved to Nile Bank an assistant director credit and mercantile banking department. Then he moved to Uganda Revenue Authority in 2001 as Manager Debt recovery/tax appeal division until 2012. He joined Yako Microfinance Ltd in 2013 and is serving at the position of Branch Manager as Core Management team member.