Management Team


Mr. Jitendra Kumar Pandey

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Jitendra Kumar Pandey holds a post graduate degree in Agriculture from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and an MBA in Rural Development. He has extensive experience across the Microfinance and Development industries and before joining TSL, he was working with Satin Creditcare Network Limited and Cashpor Micro Credit. He has attended several training programs, both in and out of India, including visit to Grameen Bank, Bangladesh and ASA, Bangladesh.


Mr. Milind Deshmukh

Chief Operating Officer (West)

With over 20 years of corporate experience across the FMCG, banking and financial services industries, Mr. Milind Deshmukh was setting up the repo-refinance business and heading the western operations of TATA Motors Finance Solutions Limited, before he joined TSL. Prior to this, he worked at large organizations like GE Capital, SHV Energy, Crompton Greaves, HDFC Bank and DCB Bank; he also spearheaded the setup of business operations for Equitas in western Indian states.

Backed by a management degree from the Institute of Management Education (IME), Pune and a commerce degree from Symbiosis College, Pune, Mr. Deshmukh is highly accomplished at institutionalising new setups, managing processes and marrying technical and functional skills for business development. He has received the Diamond Award from GE Capital and is also a Certified FOL and Green Belt trained from GE.


Mr. Abhay Thakkar

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Abhay Thakkar is B.Com (Honours) graduate from Delhi University and a qualified Chartered Accountant. He holds also holds membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). He has more than 7 years of experience in the field of accounts & finance, audit and taxation, Mr. Thakkar worked with Leisure Corp Pvt. Ltd and Aristotal Consultancy Pvt. Ltd. before coming on board with TSL.


Mr. Prashant Sharma

Company Secretary

Company Secretary with more than nine years of experience in secretarial and legal compliances, Mr. Prashant Sharma is well-versed in Listing Compliances, SEBI (PIT), SEBI (SAST) Compliance, Private Placements, Preferential allotments, FDI norms, as well as valuable exposure in Secretarial/Legal Drafting including drafting of business agreements and liaising with government or quasi-government authorities. Before joining Taraashna Services Limited Mr. Sharma was associated for a year and a half with Shree Amba Industries as Company Secretary, he also worked with SMC Global Securities Ltd., a stock broking giant that deals in various financial products and is listed on five Indian stock exchanges.


Mr. Punit Sharma

Head Human Resources

Following his graduation from Delhi University, Mr. Punit Sharma went on to do a Post Graduation in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations at the Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies. Before joining TSL in 2015, Mr. Sharma had over 15 years of priceless experience in the HR field across companies like Premier Shield & Securitas India, Tech Mahindra, Barclays and Citigroup. With his exposure in leadership and management in Corporate HR & Consulting businesses, Mr. Sharma is skilled in HR Strategy, Policies, Planning, Talent Acquisition & Engagement, PMS & Succession Planning, Compensation & Benefits, HRIS – ERP, HR and Statutory Compliances, etc. He has also closely associated with the NSDC – National Skills Development Council and the SSC – Sector Skills Councils, on training and development initiatives.