Mr. Udaya Kumar oversees all the activities of Grameen Koota as Managing Director and CEO. He has been the main architect and driving force for the overall success and growth of Grameen Koota since 2010. A veteran banker with over 26 years of experience, Mr. Udaya Kumar Hebbar worked with Corporation Bank for 10 years, ICICI Bank for over 12 years and Barclays Bank Plc. for 3 years before joining Grameen Koota as CEO in September 2010, to redeem his passion for the social sector.
Mr. Hebbar has immense exposure to all banking sector operations, including rural, agri and micro-banking fields. In the course of his banking career, he has successfully implemented Six Sigma Quality Initiatives, Five-S principles for workplace management and ISO Standard. Mr. Udaya Kumar Hebbar holds a Master’s degree in commerce, CAIIB from the Indian Institute of Bankers and is also a graduate in banking operations and technology from BAI, USA.
He also serves Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) as President and Association of Karnataka Microfinance Institutions (AKMI) as Chairman.