vikram akula

After SKS success, more microfinance public issues are on the horizon…

Namrata Acharya / Kolkata August 31, 2010, 0:55 IST
It was merely a coincidence that the year after C K Prahalad’s bestseller, The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty through Profits (2004), that Vikram Akula returned to SKS Microfinance, leaving a consultancy job at McKinsey & Company in Chicago [...]

WSJ: Confessions of a Micro-Financier…

August 11, 2010, 5:38 PM IST
By Bijou George and Eric Bellman
Microfinance doesn’t help the very poor.
While the argument that all the attention the microlending industry attracts sometimes diverts funds from reaching programs that need it more is not new, India Real Time was surprised to see it outlined by [...]

Maoists, mafia, MLAs and moneylenders: they are external, extortionist threats…

Sanjiv Shankaran, [email protected]
New Delhi-
Vikram Akula, chairman of SKS Microfinance Ltd, is arguably the most controversial figure in India’s nascent microfinance industry. As SKS’ initial public offering (IPO) approaches, the first among microfinance companies, Akula spoke in an interview about his unabashed support for a commercial approach to the business of lending [...]

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