Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Kavi AroraManaging Director & CEO

Mr. Kavi Arora joined Religare Finvest Limited in year 2008 to spearhead the group’s lending platform. It was his vision and farsightedness to focus on Small Business Lending as the core business segment.

The company under his able leadership has grown into being one of the key SME lending financial institutions in India, supporting entrepreneurs realize their dreams and thus evidencing true to the organizations vision of ‘ In your success, lies ours’. It is this empathetic approach that has led to building up a book size of over 18,118 Crs as on 31st March, 2016.

Kavi’s vision has enabled Religare Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited to be recognized as a strong affordable Housing Business differentiated on ‘trust’ and ‘convenience’ supported by a distinct and robust underwriting framework. RHDFCL crossed a disbursement record of 100 Crores in March 2016, building the book size of over 829 Crores as on 31st March, 2016

With over 22 years of diverse experience in financial services and ITES industry, Kavi has been associated with reputed companies such as ABN Amro Bank, ATS Services, CitiFinancial, 20th Century Finance, Consortium Finance and GE Capital. During his career Kavi has managed assignments of high repute both at domestic as well as international locations. He has been recognized for his outstanding performance through many accolades and awards during the course of his career.

Kavi has also contributed in various SME focused forums and has written articles and whitepapers on subjects related to entrepreneurship such as Family Managed Businesses Business Planning Tips for SMEs. Kavi is currently the Chairman of Regional Council on MSMEs for CII in Northern Region and also a member of CII’s National Council on MSMEs. He is also the Chairman for a very critical initiative of CII for providing financial advice and support to its members, called CII Finance Facilitation Centre.

An avid sportsman, Kavi brings his go-getter attitude to the field in sports such as hockey and cricket for which he has represented the teams at National and University levels and also pursues his love for Golf. A true philanthropist, Kavi supports an orphanage where he likes to spend time with the children whenever possible.

His academic qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Panjab University, a Diploma in Systems Management from NIIT and a Master’s Degree in Business Management from University Business School, Chandigarh.

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