Featured Alumni Manab Chakraborty

June 2009


Manab Chakraborty '04
Mimo Finance

What attracted you to the SEEK Program? If you graduated from Kellogg prior to SEEK being offered as a major, drew you to courses relating to CSR, social responsibility or nonprofit management?

I graduated Kellogg-HKUST MBA in 2004. I was attracted by mainstream courses in order to prepare for a social entrepreneurship career.

What attracted you to the Public Non Profit (PNP) Club, Students for Responsible Business (SBR) Club or Social Impact Club (SIC)?

Networking, sharing of ideas, and assisting new professionals.

How have those experiences learned at Kellogg been helpful to you in your daily life, both professionally and personally?

I run a medium size microfinance company (www.mimofin.com) and another for-profit company to build affordable housing for industrial workers.

What is the name of your current organization, and what does your organization do?

Mimo Finance, we provide credit and other microfinance products and services to unbanked communities and poor women in North India.

Please briefly describe your position or role at your organization.

Founder, Promoter, and CEO.

How are you applying the skills/knowledge you learned at Kellogg in your career?

Social enterprise is my chosen way of life. Everything I learned at Kellogg and elsewhere is being applied every day.