Thomas John Muthoot is the Chairman and Managing Director of the Muthoot Pappachan Group (MPG). Johnie – as he is fondly called – is the third-generation leader of the 131 years of legacy in trading, retail and retail finance. He has been actively involved in the business since his school days, before taking over from his father, late Mr. Muthoot Pappachan, the Founder Chairman of the Muthoot Pappachan Group. Johnie therefore, has been at the helm of the business for three decades now.
The diverse economic activities of the Muthoot Pappachan Group include Retail Financial Services, Hospitality, Real Estate, Automotive, Power Generation, and Health Care. At the same time, under the leadership of Johnie, the group is actively involved in fundamental social service, including – amongst others – children’s cleft surgery, blood donation, football academy and so on. Beyond business, the Johnie truly believes in the value of human capital. He is passionate about real Financial Inclusion and keenly pursues upliftment of economically deprived; changing lives of common man and helping them in making their dream come true.
Johnie is also the Chairman & Managing Director of Muthoot Fincorp Ltd (MFL), the flagship company of Muthoot Pappachan Group registered with the Reserve Bank of India. MFL is one of the biggest NBFCs in India and is Financial Services Super-House, with a network of over 3500 Branches across the Country. At the same time, Johnie truly believes, that the future efficacy & efficiency of businesses such as MFL and other businesses in the group, is in embracing new-age technology and leveraging it for customer-benefit. Under his leadership, the Group has been partnering with and investing in, new-age & tech-led startups with an eye on customer-centricity and the future.
Johnie is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School. Born on 7th June 1962, Johnie is married to Preethi, a successful entrepreneur herself, running one of the highest rated & ranked independent heritage restaurant, Villa Maya, among other ventures. The couple are blessed with a son and daughter. Johnie’s son, Thomas too, is actively involved in the business. Johnie is actively involved with various business platforms like CII and Kerala Management Association. He has also been recipient of several awards, including ‘Young Hotel Entrepreneur Award, 2006’ conferred by Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India and the ‘Business Man of the Year, 2009’, conferred by Trivandrum Management Association.
Mr. Thomas George Muthoot, along with his brothers, viz., Mr. Thomas John Muthoot and Mr. Thomas Muthoot, is the core Promoter of the much-diversified conglomerate, the Muthoot Pappachan Group (MPG). Georgie, as he is fondly called, is the Managing Director of Muthoot Capital Services Limited, the listed entity in MPG, which is into automotive retail finance and one of the fastest-growing NBFCs in the country. Georgie is also the Promoter-Director with Muthoot Fincorp Limited, the flagship company in MPG and one of the largest NBFCs in the country.
He is also a Director on various MPG companies, across varied business domains, including Hospitality, Microfinance, Affordable housing, Automotive retail, Real Estate and so on. Georgie has been hands-on with MPG’s business for over three (3) decades now. The three Promoters-Directors have worked as an team, with a ganbaru spirit, working tirelessly & zealously, to take the Muthoot Pappachan Group to such scale, diversity and heights.
Muthoot Fincorp Ltd (MFL), the flagship company of the Muthoot Pappachan Group, of which he is a Director, is one of the leading NBFCs in the Country registered with Reserve Bank of India and is a financial services super-house. It provides customer-centric specialized finance by way of Gold Loans, MSME Loans, Microfinance, Home Loans, Auto Loans, et. al., to the low-income customers who are largely unbanked. MFL has a network of close to 3600 Branches across the Country with an average walk-in of well over 75,000 customers per day, touching & transforming millions of lives.
Georgie’s initiatives are deeply rooted in the promise of empowering human ambition through innovative, technology-driven solutions which make substantial & sustainable difference in the lives of those at the bottom of the pyramid. Being humble and having a simple outlook, he always strives to provide staff-sensitive and customer-centric products & services which make a difference in the lives of people and equip them to take charge and realise their true potential. Georgie is also the Chairman of the Kerala Non-Banking Finance Companies Welfare Association, Kochi. He is also on the managing committees of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, Kerala Branch and Equipment Leasing Association of India (ELAI), Chennai and represents the MPG at the Association of Gold Loan Companies.
Thomas Muthoot is the Director with Muthoot Pappachan Group and Executive Director of Muthoot Fincorp Ltd.He is an expert in Micro credit and Micro savings business with a great desire to serve the masses. He is innovative with need based financial products. His knowledge of emerging markets and their functions have been harnessed in structuring the business interests of the group.He is currently the Vice President of Ernakulam District Cricket Association and the Managing Committee member of Kerala Cancer Care Society.
In a career spanning over 50 years, A.P. Kurian has been recognised for his superior managerial skills. He has received Best Marketing Man of the year in 1987 and Best Professional Manager in 1993. He has also held prominent positions with Reserve Bank of India as Research Officer, Economics Department, and held the position of Executive Trustee at Unit Trust of India and retired as Executive Chairman from Association of Mutual Funds in India.
He is currently the Chairman of Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services and a Director in Muthoot Capital Services, Muthoot Fincorp, JP Morgan Asset Management India Pvt. Ltd. and Granules India Ltd., and continues to play a key role in guiding and assisting in formulating policies and strategies.
Referred to as one of the most respected individuals in the field, Vikraman Ampalakat is the Director on the Board for 6 companies - Muthoot Fincorp Limited, Esaf Microfinance and Investments Private Limited, Samasta Microfinance Limited, Kaveri Credits (India) Private Limited, Sri.Vikraman Ampalakat has been an asset to many reputed financial institutions. He has been with RBI, IDBI, and SIDBI and has contributed over 37 years of dedicated service.
A genius from his early days, R. Kamalasanan Nair's intelligence has come a long way. For over 40 years, he has been dedicated to the financial services field. He started his esteemed career as a Professor of Accountancy in Mumbai University and then moved on to serve 11 years as Group A'Officer in Govt. of India. He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is practicing as an Advocate for more than 15 years and now, is an Advocate of the Hon. Supreme Court.
Mrs. Preethi John is actively involving herself in the business affairs of MPG Hotels and Infrastructure Ventures Pvt Ltd. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of many MPG group Companies and hence gained several years hands-on experience in the activities of the Group. She was a promoter Director of the Company till 15.11.2010.
*Ms.Janamma Thomas resigned from the Board of Directors of the Company with effect from 20.03.2019 due to personal reasons.