SKS CEO and Founder, Vikram Akula, recognized by Time Magazine as one of today's 100 most influential people 
       
   
   
       
 



 
 
 
 
May 09, 2007 SKS and Citi announce $40 Million (Rs.180 crores) rural microfinance program

March 31, 2007 SKS Continues Aggressive Growth with 171% Increase in Number of Members

March 29, 2007 Sequoia Invests in SKS Microfinance

February 2007 SKS Microfinance Launches Health Insurance in Karnataka

December 5, 2006 SKS Founder and CEO, Vikram Akula, Receives MIT Technovators Award

November 27, 2006 Vikram Akula is the Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2006 in India

November 16, 2006 Vikram Akula Receives Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Start Up Award 2006

October 24, 2006 SKS Microfinance Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer, Mr. MR Rao

September 4, 2006 SKS Microfinance Participates in National Disaster Management Authority Workshop

September 1, 2006 SKS Microfinance Launches Urban Microfinance Program in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

July 20, 2006 SKS Wins CGAP Financial Transparency Award for the second year in a row

July 15, 2006 SKS Continues Ambitious Growth Plans, Expands Operations from 5 to 11 States

May 01, 2006 Vikram Akula, SKS Microfinance Founder & CEO, named to TIME Magazine’s Top 100 List of Most Influential People

April 07, 2006 SKS Microfinance Awarded Microfinance Process Excellence Award for Continued Excellence 2006

April 4, 2006 SKS Founder and CEO, Vikram Akula, Receives Sand Hill Foundation’s 2006 Social Entrepreneurship Award

March 31, 2006 SKS Microfinance Reaches New Heights, Providing Loans to 200,000 Members and Insuring 500,000 Lives

March 28, 2006 Vinod Khosla Leads Historic Rs. 11 crores ($2.5 million) Investment in SKS Microfinance

February 23, 2006 SKS rolls out first individual loan product

January 31, 2006 Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) makes first microfinance equity investment in SKS

November 14, 2005 SKS receives Grameen Foundation USA's Excellence Award

November 10, 2005 SKS Founder and CEO, Vikram Akula, speaks at UN's Year of Microcredit Forum in New York

November 5, 2005 SKS cited in recent The Economist survey on microfinance, "The hidden wealth of the poor", by Tom Easton

October 31, 2005 SKS completes transformation to a Non-Banking Finance Company (NBFC) regulated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

October 30, 2005 SKS closes first round of private investment

October 29, 2005 SKS hosts microfinance accelerator, Unitus for their annual Partner Expedition

October 21, 2005 SKS accepted into MicroFinance Network

October 21, 2005 SKS hosts Rahul Gandhi for a private visit

October 15, 2005 SKS rolls out operations in four new states - Karnataka, Maharashtra, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh

May 13, 2005 SKS and Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) launch largest Group Insurance Scheme in India
 
 

 
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