H.R. Dave

Educational Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Dairy Technology (Dairy Science College, Anand, Gujarat); Post Graduate Diploma in Management (IIM, Ahmedabad)
Professional Experience: 
Prior to assuming the charge of Deputy Managing Director of NABARD, Shri Dave has held various positions in the organization. He has served as Director of Bankers Institute of Rural Development [BIRD], Lucknow, and Chief General Manager of Corporate Planning Department at the Head Office.
Achievements & Major Contributions:
In the capacity of Regional Office in-charge, Shri Dave successfully steered NABARD’s engagements in rural development in the states of Gujarat, New Delhi and Arunachal Pradesh.
His major contributions include: 
  • Building a shared vision and strategy for “covering one third of India’s rural poor under Self-Help Groups (SHGs) Bank Linkage Programme through one Million SHGs,” which is today the largest micro finance program in the world
  • Designing a third-party monitoring system for infrastructure projects, which is now recommended by the NITI Aayog to all state governments 
  • Innovations in rural banking, such as measures for mitigation of drought in Gujarat and Joint Liability Group (JLG)-based scheme of financing for fencing of farm lands
Shri Dave is also credited with NABARD’s maiden entry in financing solar projects such as Canal Top Solar Power project in Gujarat. Further, he has extensively worked on reforms in cooperative credit system. He has also worked as member of secretariat to the RBI Committee on Enhancing Flow of Credit to Agriculture. Shri Dave has also executed advisory services assignments for national and international agencies, such as GIZ and IFAD.
Shri Dave has represented NABARD in several international fora, including Micro Credit Summit and Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA.) He has also negotiated collaborations with multilateral and bi-lateral funding agencies. He is currently a Director on the Board of Agriculture Insurance Company of India Ltd. and NABARD Consultancy Services Ltd (NABCONS).