Mr. Y.S.P. Thorat 
Non-executive Chairman, Sahayog Group

Dr. Y.S.P. Thorat is a graduate in Political Science and a law graduate from the University of Kolhapur. A Doctorate from the same university, he also holds another Ph.D from the University of Reading, UK. He was also a nominee of RBI on various banks including Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab National Bank, IDFC, EXIM Bank etc. In 2004, Dr. Thorat was appointed as the Managing Director and CEO of NABARD, from where he retired as the Chairman in 2006.  

Dr. Thorat worked as an honorary Chief Executive of Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust. Recently, Dr. Thorat has been appointed as the Working President of the “Dry Land Farming Mission” by the Govt. of Maharashtra (Agriculture) and also acting as a Chairman of “Group on Outreach of Institutional Finance Co-operatives and Risk Management” for the 12th Five Year Plan.