MARD | Managing Director & CEO
Mr Pattnayak is the co- founder of Mahashakti Foundation, a first growing likelihood development institution on creating opportunities empowering the poor. He is pioneer in financial inclusion through livelihood financing in one of the poorest regions of the globe i.e KBK distrists of Odisha, India, Being a social entrepreneur, he has served more than 2 decades on five pillars of development for the most deserved community in association with Oxfam, Unicef, DFID and CARE. He is a post graduate in Political Science and Rural Development from Bhanja Bihar, Berhampur University. He is a Diploma holder in Micro Finance from Indian Institute of Banking and Finance, Pune. He has also expertise in the field of livelihood and cluster development, managing institutional relationships, technical assistance on SHG promotion, linkage and federation building and capacity building of community as well as institutions. He has served in different national /state level NGOs in the capacity of Project Manager, Team Leader with the responsibility of overall implementation of entire program. He has also the honor to work as the team leader of CARE CASHE (Credit and Savings for House hold Enterprise) of CARE (DFID Supported) for 6 years. (2000-2006). He solely believes that economic empowerment leads to the development in all spears of ones life. He has also a strong determination to work harder and stay united towards reaching greater heights in alleviating poverty and ensuring financial security for the marginalized.
MBA, HR | Head Social Development Operations
Mr Behera has more than 10 years of working experience on livelihood promotion and community health. He worked with international agencies like Oxfam and CARE on HIV Aids and livelihood promotion projects. He also worked with Western Odisha Rural Livelihoods Project for the promotion of different clusters for 3 years. He is very hard working and believes on the empowerment of community through enterprise development. In Mahashakti Foundation Mr Behera looks after overall monitoring and management of different social development projects.
PGDM | Director – Operation
Mr Baliyarsingh has more than 2 decades of experience in Livelihoods and Microfinance Operations. He is a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Bhanjavihar , Berhampur University andPost Graduation in History, Utkal University. He has served in different national level institutions i.e Rashtriya Gramin Vikas Nidhi, CARE India, (CASHE Program) ACCION International and ACCESS Development Services in different capacities. A major part of his career has been devoted towards management of Microfinance Projects and training programs on various facets of Microfinance including Financial Literacy. Prepared audio, video, pictorial material, training material, tips for trainer on Financial Literacy and SHG-Federation Management in English, Hindi and local languages. His close association and handholding support created many successful and replicable community managed organizations and Microfinance Institutions in Odisha.
Mr. Mohapatra is the co-founder of Mahashakti Foundation he has versatile experience in operations, finance, audit, management information system (MIS), After completion of M.Com, ICWAI, he started his career as Finance Manager, Head –Finance, Head Internal Audit, in a national level leading NGOs as well as micro finance projects. He is also a very good trainer on financial management, Accounts & record keeping. He is having a vast experience on capacity building of community level institutions on institutional development. He solely believes that strength lays on unity. Financially backward people can get social justice as well as economic security through unity and that can change their lives. He has also a strong determination to work harder and stay united towards reaching greater heights in alleviating poverty and ensuring financial security for the marginalized.
MBA(HR & Finance), LLB | Head-Admin & Knowledge Management
Ankita Mohanty is a professional with over 9 years of rich and varied working experience in different thematic area in both government & development institutions and having proficiency forte on Development Finance, Project Management, Microfinance, Financial Literacy & Training and Monitoring & Evaluation. Ankita heads Admin & Knowledge Management for Mahashakti Foundation. She holds advance educational in Management and Law which has strengthened the conceptual clarity and understanding on different micro and macro perspective of development issues. She served ACCESS-ASSIST as a Senior Project Coordinator under the policy and advocacy component of Poorest States Inclusive Growth (PSIG) Programme being implemented by SIDBI and funded by DFID, UK and played active role in sectoral initiatives i.e Code of Conduct Assessment of MFIs & SHPIs, state level lenders forum meetings, research studies, developing state specific MFI Pitch Book and setting of State Micro Finance Association. Previously on stints with IIMPS under NABARD Rural Micro Pension Programme for informal sector. She started her career with Government of Odisha under Mission Shakti Programme as Micro Finance Expert. She holds high morale with positive attitude and firm determination of organizational behavior, progressive commitment of empathetic management.
Senior Head – Finance
Mr. Bikram Keshari Patra is the Head - Finance Mahashakti Foundation, he has vast experience in area related to finance, audit, management information system (MIS). After completion of B. Com from Utkal university, he started is career as Accounts Manager in national level leading NGOs and served in developmental sector from 1998 to 2006. Since March 2006 he is associated in the industry of Micro Finance. He is also a very good trainer on financial management, Accounts & record keeping. He is having a vast experience on imparting training on Financial Management & capacity building of community level institutions on organizational development. He solely believes that the goal can be achieved through hard work and self-confidence. Financially backward people can get social justice as well as economic security through unity and that can change their lives. He has also a strong determination to work harder and stay united towards reaching greater heights in alleviating poverty and ensuring financial security for the marginalized.
MBA, Finance | Head Internal Audit & Risk Management
Mr. Arun is associated with Mahashakti Foundation since 2008, a leading livelihood development institution of western Odisha. After completion of Master degree from Finance at Gandhi Institute of Management Studies, Gunupur he joined in Mahashakti Foundation. Before completion of MBA he has also completed M. Com from Berhampur University. Now he is serving as Head Internal Audit of MSF. He has keen knowledge in Internal Audit /Risk management of Social development accounts as well as Micro Credit accounts and able to handle the risk situation in the field also.
M.Com, HWA | Head IT
Mr. Rama Ballav Pattnayak has more than 12 years of experience in information and technology and MIS management. Mr. Pattnayak has very rich expertise on management of MIS software’s, up keep of IT equipment. He worked with CARE India’s CASHE Program as Manager –MIS for 6 years prior joining Mahashakti Foundation. At Mahashakti Mr. Pattnayak is leading the IT and MIS department and managing the on line version of MIS at head office level.
Master in Arts | Head-Operation
Mr. Simanchala Pattnayak has more than 23 years of experience in different activities Livelihoods, Human Rights, Good Governance and Microfinance Operations. He is a Master of Arts from Bhanjabihar, Berhampur University. He has also contributed his services in different NGO’s of Odisha. A major part of his career has been devoted towards working with rural poor’s and tribes in different dist of Odisha like Kalahandi, Nuapada, Rayagada & Balangir. Also he has prepared different training material, tips for trainer on different social projects related to education, good governance, gender sanitation, human rights, Financial Literacy and SHG-Federation management.
M Com | Internal Auditor
Mr. Parida has more than 20 years of experience in financial management, audit and overall financial management of NGOs as well as financial institutions. He worked with charted farms, national level NGOs, Micro Credit Institutions in the position of Head Finance, Internal Auditor and Manager –Accounts. He is also rich experience on training on financial management and book keeping. He holds M Com degree. At Mahashakti Foundation Mr. Parida is in-Charge of Internal Audit and Risk Management Department.
MSW | Manager HR
Ms. Sagarika Mishra has more than 7 years of working experience on development Sector. Ms. Mishra holds Master degree in Social Work from Utkal University. She worked with International and National agencies like SEEDS India, PSI and LSHTM (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) on Disaster Management and “Research study on Aassessing the effectiveness of improved sanitation on diarrhoea: a trial in Orissa, India.” She completed her MSW from Utkal University, she started her Carrier with SEEDS India as a Field Co-coordinator from 2008-2011. She also worked with PSI in Research study to asses’ efficacy of Aquatabse” at Bhubaneswar and Dhenkanal Districts. She got an exposure training to participate in DRR practices at Bangkok. She is very hard working and solely believes that the goal can be achieved through hard work and self-confidence. She is now handling the human resource management as well as monitoring the administration of Mahashakti Foundation.
MA | Manager, Social Security
Ms. Tripathy has more than 7 years of working experience in the field of management of NGOs as well as social security program. She has very good expertise on information technology and MIS. She holds Master in Arts and currently handling Social Security Program in the capacity of Manager for Mahashakti Foundation.
M.Com, MBA-Finance | Manager – Accounts
Mr. Pradhan has more than 8 years of experience in the finance department of Mahashakti Foundation. He joined with Mahashakti Foundation during 2006 as Accountant and now looking after managing banking operations of the institution. He also very good knowledge on financial management, cash flow analysis, portfolio tracking and book keeping of the NGO as well as finance sector.
MSW | Project Manager, Mobile Kiosk Banking Programme
Mr. Sahu has more than 10 years of working experience on livelihood promotion, Agricultural and Horticultural activities, Co-operative management, Natural Resource Management and renewable energy. He worked with Western Odisha Rural Livelihoods Project (WORLP) for the promotion of Organic cultivation, SHG management for 5 years. Have 3 years work experience with Mahashakti Foundation in Micro Finance Sector along with 4 years’ work experience on promotion of Cooperative management, Financial Inclusion and Renewable energy. Trained at BIRD (Bankers Institute of Rural Development) Lucknow, TERI (The Energy and Research Institute) New Delhi, Water and Land Management Institute (WALMI) Bhopal, SAMBHAB Nayagarh, CYSD Bhubaneswar. He holds BA, MSW, PGDCA.
M.Com, LLB, PGDLLPM | Legal Adviser
Mr. Manoj Kumar Dash has more than 30 years of experience on Legal Sector. He worked in various Legal areas of Expertise like Labour Standard Act, Trade Union Act, Human Rights Code, Criminal law, corporate law, Civil law and Bank Cases. He worked with Balangir Bar Association (More Than 16 Years) Legal Retainer in Utkal Gramya Bank. (More than 8Years) .Legal Advisor in Muthoot Finance, Balangir Branch. (More than 2 Years).He completed his Bcom, Mcom, LLB and PGDLLM FROM Jyotivihar University. Completed depositions and trials in various corporate cases Achieved numerous credits in all facts of corporate litigation in state and federal courts Trial and appellate work included cases dealing with product liability, personal liability and all varieties of casualty, life, health and disability claims Achieved favorable results through expertise in court brief-writing Assisted the business in adherence with all various legal requirements. Provided advice on minimal liability and legal exposure for the business. Took crucial actions regarding legal matters and controversial issues. Advised and ensured the business in adherence with the necessities of legislation involving data protection. Experienced in directing research, trial planning and pre-trial strategy sessions. At Mahashakti Mr Manoj Kumar Dash is working as a Legal Adviser.
MBA in Marketing | Project Manager
Mr. Buddhadev Sahu has more than 10 years of working experience in the field of management of NGOs as well as social security programs. He has very good expertise on community mobilization, renewal energy, SHG management, strengthening of cooperatives etc. He also worked with Teri New Delhi to implement the solar micro grids in Odisha for one year. Now he is working with Mahashakti Foundation as Project Manager.
Master in Social Work | Programme Manager Renewal Energy
Mr.Arun Mund has more than 13 years of experience in different state level NGO’s. Prior to Mahashakti he worked closed on women empowerment and livelihood development projects with PRADAN for 4 years. He has also rich experience on financial management and enterprise development. Since Sep 2009 he is working with Mahashakti Foundation as Programme Manager -Renewal Energy.
Post Graduate in Rural Development | Project Manager
Mr. Peeter Chand Panigrahi has more than 1 decades of experience in Livelihoods, social Projects and Microfinance & Microcredit Operations. He has a Graduate in Arts from Sambalpur University. He has completely associated with poor class people and remote villages in Odisha. Also he has very good experience in different project management, strengthen food society, Integrated development project management, co-operative management as well as microcredit and savings for house hold enterprises etc.
MSW, MARD | Project Manager
He has working in various Organizations like Gramya Vikash Sangathan in OFSDP as Team Leader at Nabarangpur district, Sahabhagi Vikash Abhiyan in WADI project of NABARD as Project Manager at Khariar Block of Nuapada District, where I was monitoring the Project and formation JLG, farmer club and farmer producer company,many time I was got chance to visit exposure to BAIF, Rajgurunagar, National Garlic, & Onion Research centre, Pune, National Horticulture Development Foundation, Chitegaon, Nasik which built me more expertise in the field of agriculture SG Foundation in FPO programme of NABARD & District Administration at Umarkote Block of Nabarangpur district. There I was organised farmer training and exposure programme to ICRISET, Hydrabad& ALC India Sikakulam of Andhra pradeshwith the support of Horticulture and Agriculture department. It was my best experience with the farmers where I was formation 3 Farmer producer company and linkage with market like Raipur, Bhubaneswar and Visakapatnam of their produces like vegetables, Maize and pulses, Also I was 5 years of experienced in corporate sector where I was working in RSB Metal Tech (P) Ltd. as Assistant Project Manager in CSR at Rayagada District. And presently I was associate with Mahashakti foundation which is one of the best organisation in our western region. Here I am working as a project manager in CSR of ACC cement limited Bargarh since 6 months. During my 8 year of journey in social sector I was more expertise in Livelihood, Agriculture & Micro planning. My confident and experience built me a good career in future.
P.G in Odia & Hindi | Asst. Project Manager
Ms.Sasmita Patra has more than 10 years of working experience in the field of management of NGOs as well as social security programs. She has very good expertise on community mobilization, renewal energy, forestry development, health, SHG management, strengthening of producers cooperative etc,. Since Feb 2015, Ms Susmita has associated with Mahashakti Foundation as Asst. Project Manager.
Master in Social Work | Regional Manager
Mr. Bimal Kanata Panda has more than 3 decades of experience in Livelihoods, Human Rights, Good Governance and Microfinance Operations. He is a Mater in Social Work from Jyotibihar, Sambalpur University. He has served in different NGO’s of Odisha. A major part of his career has been devoted towards working with rural poor’s and tribes in remotest pockets of Kalahandi, Nuapada ,Rayagada & Bolangir dist of Odiasha. Also he has organized different types of training material, tips for trainer on different social projects related to education, good governance, gender sensation, human rights, Financial Literacy and SHG-Federation Management in different international, national & local languages. He is also a good trainer in leadership development, genders sanitation human rights, SHG formation & management etc.
MBA (HR and Finance) | Manager-Finance
Ms Baruni holds a master degree in business management with HR and finance as specialization. She has strong communication and interpersonal skills, a very effective team player with an ability to grasp new things quickly, strong knowledge of HR policies and procedures, studying procedures of training & development, recruitment & selection, compensation, human resource planning, interacting with different project stakeholders at different level, issuing offer letters, appointment letters, terminations, designing the salary structure and pay slips, issuing ID cards, visiting cards and coordinating daily reporting procedure of all the project related staff.
MBA(HR) | Manager - BC
Miss Bhanumati Nayak has more than 7 years of working experience on Resource and funds management. She has been a part of fast growing dairy company Milk Mantra Dairy Pvt Ltd and social welfare group Aggragamee. She has single handedly worked with previous organization from it's very initiation and has got the ball rolling for them. She is a graduate in Arts from DAV Womens College Rourkela, Sambalpur University and holds Diploma in Information Technology, currently pursuing her MBA in Human Resource Management from Sikkim Manipal University. She has a very good expertise in resource and funds management and currently is the single point of contact (POC) between Mahashakti Foundation all of its operational branches and Yes Bank Limited. She is a firm believer in hard work and social equality and justice for all. She believes being a part of developed society it is the responsibility of individuals to contribute for the development of financially backward community. If education/awareness can be spread and opportunities be made available for the communities in not so developed areas then people of those areas can definitely show their courage and determination to raise themselves.
MBA | Agri Business
Miss Dibya Bharati has a master degree in business administration with agri business as specialization. She has one year experience in programme activities and with CARE India. She is very talented on community mobilization and craft promotion. She is now handling the Craft Development Project as Team Leader. She also involved on stake holder management as well as marketing of tribal Dhokra Craft products.