A banker with over 30 years' experience in the sector, Jacob is associated with Axis Bank Limited since 2000, He used to head the Bank's businesses in the Middle East and Africa before leading the philanthropy initiatives of the Bank and its subsidiaries through Axis Bank Foundation(ABF) . With a passion for 'giving back to society', he currently oversees the work of ABF and guides the team in scaling outreach through nurturing collaborations in the development space. He strongly believes that government is the biggest developmental agency and it's important to leverage on government resources by building partnerships. He also is a Director on the Board of Maharashtra Village Social Transformation Foundation. In his free time he volunteers to support two NGOs active in Mumbai slums and involved in healthcare and social wellbeing.
Established in 2006, ABF has adopted the theme of "Sustainable Livelihoods" and works with the rural communities on Watersheds, Farm and off Farm productivity, Micro enterprises and Skilling. Till date, ABF has worked with over 1.5 million households across 23 States of India.
04 Jun 2018
Read session notes here. Session Description The World Bank has estimated that the number of people living in extreme poverty in the South Asia region has likely fallen to 13.5 percent of the region’s population in 2015. Despite the impressive…Read More