World Bank Group and ESAF Small Finance Bank
In the 90s, CP Mohan played a key role in supporting farmers’ collectives in Meghalaya and making a significant difference in their incomes and improving livelihoods.
Mohan also played a key role in the Khan Committee (RBI) which recommended the Business Correspondent and Business Facilitator models that revolutionised the way rural banking outreach and delivery channels changed. He played a significant role in shaping the idea through intense research and contributions to the committee. Mohan was also instrumental in building up a defunct organisation into a vibrant, alternative, client oriented & friendly microfinance institution as the Managing director of NABFINS. The opportunity to build up NABFINS from scratch and the absolute freedom and space he was able to find in that role, was one of the key sparks in his career.
As CGM NABARD Uttarakhand, Mohan was able to cause major changes in the way development activity and infrastructure development in the State happen. As a faculty member at College of Agricultural Banking (CAB), RBI Pune he took the entire Rural Banking training to a different level and brought several accolades to the CAB. Throughout his inspiring journey, he has earned a place of acknowledgement and respect wherever he worked and among innumerable people with whom he worked. He continues to be an inspiring mentor to several IRMANs and others as he believes that our country belongs to the youth and in their immense potential.
Apart from IRMA, Mohan is also a Chartered Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB).
CP Mohan draws inspiration from the great idea of IRMA bringing the best of talent and management professionalism to the rural poor. He has seen that wherever he is, the idea and spirit of IRMA compels him to walk that extra mile to make a difference. Personally, the teachings and life of Dr. Kurien have also influenced him greatly.
He attributes his success to three things: (1) the fantastic parents he was born to, two of the most hardworking, highly committed parents with exemplary sense of integrity, optimism and self-confidence, (2) his education at GBPUA&T, Pantnagar and IRMA and (3) The ability to use opportunities, look at issues and matters with a wide perspective and often differently from conventional thoughts, the ability to remain contemporary.
He believes that IRMA made him a total professional with a great empathy towards the poor, the people and the resource poor. He would like to give back to IRMA, by mentoring IRMANs, engaging in teaching, and participating in the Management of IRMA.
He writes a page "Me" on facebook. CAB and NABFINS sites have a few articles written by him.