HomeFirst Finance named Geeta Dutta Goel and Anuj Srivastava as additional Directors

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The Board of Directors of HomeFirst Finance, in line with the succession policy of the Company, based on the recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and subject to shareholder approval, has approved the proposal for the appointment of Geeta Dutta Goel and Anuj Srivastava as Additional Directors on the Board of the Company to function as Non-Executive Independent Directors; w.e.f. 1st Nov’21.

Goel’s vast experience and expertise in the financial service industry will further enrich the Board. Her insights in philanthropy and impact investing will guide the Company towards better social commitment to all stakeholders. Mr. Srivastava’s rich experience in the consumer-internet space will benefit HomeFirst in its journey to becoming a large mortgage fintech player.

Geeta Dutta Goel is a finance professional and Country Director for Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in India at present. She manages the strategy and implementation of the foundation’s work in India in two key areas of Education and Family Economic Stability.

Geeta has served as the Chairperson of India’s Impact Investors Council from 2017-2019, and has been on several taskforces on Responsible Finance with the World Bank’s Consultative Group to Alleviate Poverty. In 2017, She was nominated by Business Today amongst the 30 Most Powerful Women in Impact and Forbes India nominated her as the 20 Power Women Changing the Game in 2020.

Geeta holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi and a post-graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Geeta has served on distinguished Boards such as Ujjivan Financial Services, Janalakshmi Financial Services, Micro Housing Finance Corporation, Swadhaar FinServe, Arohan Financial Services, Sonata Finance etc. Geeta’s vast experience and expertise in the financial service industry will further enrich the Board. Her insights in philanthropy and impact investing will guide the Company towards better social commitment to all stakeholders

Anuj Srivastava is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Livspace – a home interiors and renovation platform. Livspace has created an industry first design-to-manufacturing cloud platform that integrates the 3 marketplace participants – consumers, designers, and vendors to deliver homes, offices, co-working spaces and stores. Before setting up Livspace, Anuj was heading product marketing and growth at Google where he was responsible for building, launching and scaling products such as Google Wallet, Google Adsense, Google Local and Google Adwords. Anuj was also a lead on the integration team for Google’s acquisition of DoubleClick.

Anuj has completed his BTech at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and holds an MBA degree from London Business School.

Anuj’s rich experience in the consumer-internet space will benefit HomeFirst in its journey to becoming a large mortgage fintech player.