Kochi: CII Kerala State Council has announced its new leadership team for 2019-20. K Paul Thomas, MD & CEO of ESAF Small Finance Bank has been elected as Chairman of CII Kerala State Council, and Thomas John Muthoot, CMD of Muthoot Fincorp, the flagship company of Muthoot Pappachan Group, has been elected as the Vice Chairman.
Paul is an Indian social entrepreneur acknowledged for his unique approach to addressing the socio-economic problem through financial inclusion based on cooperative principles. Qualified in Business Management, Paul, in his 26 years of serving the cause, has created an impact in the lives of over 2.5 million households across the 12 States of India. He had addressed in various national and international forums such as Harvard Business School, The European Microfinance Platform-Luxembourg, International Labour Organization (ILO) – Geneva. His commitment has received several national and international honours.
Thomas John or Johnie, as he is known, is the third-generation leader of the 131 years of legacy in trading, retail and retail finance. An alumnus of the Harvard Business School, he has been actively involved in the business since his school days, before taking over from his father, late Muthoot Pappachan.
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