Dr.S.Nagoor Ali Jinnah, an agricultural graduate from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, post graduated in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad, earned a Certificate in Training & Development from Centre for Rural Development & Training, University of Wolverhampton, UK, and is a CAIIB. He has been awarded a Ph. D from TNAU.
He has vast experience of over 36 years in NABARD and headed Karnataka, Tamil Nadu ROs and also the Rural Infrastructure Development Funding departments of NABARD and retired as the Chief General Manager of NABARD. Dr. Jinnah was involved in the Microfinance movement and played a key role in nurturing SHG-Bank and JLG movement in Kerala, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and represented NABARD in the Preparatory Microcredit Summit organized by Consultative Group to Assist the Poor CGAP, World Bank in Washington in 1996.
Dr. Jinnah was a nominee director of Govt. of India on the Board of Anantapur Grameen Bank, and was also on the Boards of KSCB, TNSCB banks, NABKISAN, NABSAMRUDDHI, NABFINS, the subsidiaries of NABARD, and the private sector commercial Bank , the CSB Bank Ltd.
After his retirement in NABARD, Dr Jinnah served as the Financial Consultant, Finance Department, Govt. of Tamil Nadu in Secretariat.
Having had exposure in various states of the country, his main areas of interest embrace all 4 Es for sustainable development: Environment: natural resource management based sustainable farm livelihood, Empowering agriculture: funding for ‘in’ and ‘for” agriculture, Equity: ensuring equity through microfinance and community institutions such as SHGs and Employment: creating sustainable farm and nonfarm sector employment for the local youth.