YES BANK Ltd., a banking company incorporated under the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 and holding a valid banking license issued by the Reserve Bank of India, is the ‘Settlor’ for YES Foundation and its primary donor.
Positive Development Trusteeship Services Company Private Limited (PDTS), a company incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956, is the ‘First Trustee’ of YES Foundation.
A ‘Governing Council’ acts as a consultative body and provides expert guidance for effective functioning of YES Foundation.
“The Foundation has a strong team and processes in place to implement programs to enhance and create shared value through unique, scalable, and sustainable models in order to achieve its inspiring vision.”Read more
Anurag Adlakha is currently the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of YES BANK. Anurag, a Chartered Accountant, joined YES BANK in July 2019 serving as its Chief Financial Officer before being appointed to the role of CHRO, effective January 1, 2021.
Anurag has over 30 years of rich experience in managing regional responsibilities and overseas assignments, having built and led large and diverse teams across geographies. In his last role, he was designated as CFO for Jana Small Finance Bank and was responsible for Finance, Investor Relations, Procurement and Treasury Back Office. In his previous roles, he has been associated with the Standard Chartered Bank as CFO, India (2016 - 2017), Interim CEO, India (6 months in 2015-16) as well as Regional CFO for India and South Asia (2007- 2015); CFO, HSBC India and Deputy CFO, Saudi British Bank (HSBC Group) based out of Saudi Arabia.
In his previous roles, he has served as a Member of the Country Executive Committee, as well as Board & Audit Committee Member for various India subsidiaries covering NBFCs, Private Equity, Asset Management (Trustee Company) & Securities Trading. In previous roles, Anurag has been involved hands-on in fund raising and strategizing organizational turnaround.
“At YES Foundation, we are applying a differentiated approach to stimulating sustainable development, to bridge gaps and act as a force multiplier towards an empowered and equitable India.”Read more
Vineet has an overall experience of 22 years. In his previous stint, Vineet was General Manager & Zonal Head, Retail Banking at ICICI Bank based out of Mumbai. In his 19-year stint at ICICI Bank, he has handled responsibilities across multiple functions including Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management, Retail Assets and Retail Risk Management. He has also previously worked with HSBC and Citicorp handling Credit Cards Business. Vineet is a Graduate from Delhi University and also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations. He is also certified as ‘Chartered Wealth Manager’ from American Academy of Financial Management.
“YES Foundation has immense potential and the right skill set in the team to implement scalable and replicable models for social change. I am inspired by the vision of the Foundation and humbled by the opportunity to guide the difference the Foundation will make.”Read more
Farida Lambay is the Chairperson, Governing Council, YES Foundation. She has over 30 years of work experience in the Development sector. She has formerly served as the Vice Principal of 'College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan, Mumbai.
A Co-Founder and Trustee of ‘Pratham’ – an NGO, she is also a Member of the Maharashtra State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights and currently serves on the Government of India Committee on Child Labor & Research in Education.
She is a recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the ‘CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Award’, 2010 and ‘Indira Gandhi Memorial Award’ for her contributions to Education and Child Rights, 2015.
“The approach of YES Foundation to focus upon select themes, and on deploying the partnership model as an enabler, is a great way to strengthen the development eco-system in India. I am confident that the Foundation will contribute meaningfully to the growth journey, and will have a lasting impact in the years to come.”Read more
Since 2016, Prabhat Pani is associated with Tata Trusts - currently, as Senior Advisor for Partnerships, and earlier managing the roles of Head - Partnerships and Technology, and the portfolios of Tata Water Mission (covering drinking water, sanitation and hygiene), and Digital Interventions (promoting digital literacy, and data-driven governance).
He is currently a Trustee in the Tata Power Community Development Trust, and a Governing Council member of YES Foundation.
Since 2019, Prabhat is associated with SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai, as Head of Social Sector Interventions and Projects, and as Chairperson, Centre for Education in the Social Sector, which offers a unique Post-Graduate Program in Development Management. His role covers amplifying the work done by the institute in the social sector – Building capacity of social sector professionals, promoting research, and influencing management practice.
During the previous 30-plus years, Prabhat managed roles in for-profit entities in FMCG, Telecom and Hospitality spaces, a large part in the Tata Group. His last few roles in the corporate sector were as Executive Director in TajSATS Air Catering, as CEO of Ginger Hotels, as COO (for Karnataka-AP) in Tata Teleservices, and as CEO (for Gujarat-MP-Chhattisgarh) in Bharti Airtel.
Prabhat has completed his PGDM from IIM, Ahmedabad, after completion of BE (Hons.) from BITS, Pilani.
Prabhat is currently a member of the Board of Governors of IIM, Sambalpur. In the past, he has been prominently associated with CII, including as South Regional Council member for many years.
“YES Foundation is an effective catalyst for all-round social transformation as it relies on community-led interventions in key areas that have the potential to effect far-reaching change.”Read more
At YES BANK, Jasneet drives the Brand, Marketing, Corporate communication and CSR strategy of the Bank. She is a seasoned marketing and CSR professional with over 22 years of diverse experience in brand, digital marketing and marketing strategy, in addition to developing customer solutions. Her varied experience across BFSI industry right from leading Marketing, digital business and CSR for Kotak Life Insurance to Marketing at Kotak Mahindra Bank and broadcast space at CNBC TV18 and MTV have helped her successfully build narratives which resonate with customers and community across sectors and segments.