Dr. Anubha Prasad, General Manager, SIDBI, is a General Manager with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), presently heading its Patna Region comprising the twin states of Bihar and Jharkhand. Anubha is a technocrat, a career banker and a sustainable finance practitioner leading the credit and credit-plus operations and steering the developmental work of SIDBI.
An NTS scholar, undergrad in Electrical Engineering, and MBA in Finance and Strategy she is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers. In her 25 years’ stint at SIDBI, Anubha has held key positions across India- General Manager heading its Delhi, Chandigarh, Noida and Jaipur offices; Team Leader at SIDBI’s Sustainable Finance and Green Climate Vertical and at its Central Loan Processing Cell. She successfully led SIDBI’s projects with the Green Climate Fund, The World Bank; European Union, KfW, GIZ and other international multilaterals; as also mentored hundreds of first-generation entrepreneurs and advised startups and incubators at B-schools and universities, including IIMs, as advisor and visiting faculty.
In 2019, on a sabbatical from SIDBI, Anubha transitioned to the UN Environment as its National Coordinator leading the work on Inclusive Green Economy, sustainable finance, sustainable livelihoods, and sectoral green transitions. Post that she founded Karekeba Ventures (‘Kare-ke-ba- We must do it’ in Bhojpuri) in 2021 which is Bihar’s pioneering angel investing platform for mentoring, handholding and financing promising startups. Karekeba’s success story has been captured by several media platforms.
A thought leader, Anubha has held Board level positions in several Government and private companies. She is closely associated with gender inclusion and environmental issues and is currently part of G20 Working Group on Financial Inclusion and Business Acceleration.