Mr. Vijay Mahajan is Director on the Board of the Bank since April 27, 2018. He is an internationally known Indian rural development professional. He began his career working on rural livelihood promotion in 1981 with a Gandhian NGO, ASSEFA in Bihar. In October 1983, he founded PRADAN, an NGO which motivated young professionals to work at the grassroots to promote livelihood for the poor. In 1996, he founded BASIX and supported three million poor households through microfinance and livelihood promotion services. Mr. Vijay Mahajan was named among the '60 outstanding social entrepreneurs of the world' at the World Economic Forum, Davos in 2003. He is a distinguished alumnus of Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad and Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi, and was Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, USA.