Dr. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala

Senior Advisor ,


Dr. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala joined Omnivore in 2021 and is based out of our Delhi office. Previously, from 2013 to 2020, Dr. Bhanwala was Chairman of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), the Government of India’s apex development bank, which oversees all aspects of agricultural credit as well as the supervision of regional rural banks and cooperative banks. Prior to leading NABARD, he was the Chairman & Managing Director of the India Infrastructure Finance Company (IIFCL), Senior Vice President at IL&FS Water, and the Managing Director of the Delhi State Cooperative Bank. Dr. Bhanwala began his career at NABARD and worked there for almost three decades. Since leaving NABARD, Dr. Bhanwala is serving as the Executive Chairman of Capital India Finance Limited, an NBFC. He is on the Board of Governors of IIM Rohtak, serves as an Independent Director on the board of Bayer Crop Science India, and as a public interest director on the board of MCX (Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd.). He is also an Independent Director on the board of MFIN (Microfinance Industry Network) and Arya Collateral Warehousing Services Private Limited. Dr. Bhanwala earned a B.Sc. in Dairy Technology from the National Dairy Research Institute – Karnal, an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, and a PhD in Management from Maharshi Dayanand University.