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World’s first SME-focused rating agency

We empower the SME ecosystem by promoting transparency, building trust and facilitating lending decisions.

World’s first SME-focused rating agency

We empower the SME ecosystem by promoting transparency, building trust and facilitating lending decisions.

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We help Bankers

Get an Unbiased Opinion

Evaluate & Assess Risks

Identify Opportunities

Reduce Information Asymmetry

Expedite Decision Making wrt Financing

We help Enterprises

Get Easy Access to Finance

Secure Low-Interest Loans

Enhance Credibility & Reliability

Evaluate Business Operations & Processes

Build  Confidence with Partners

The SMERA Impact

The SME ecosystem has expanded tenfold over the last few decades across geographies, product types, and people. Through sufficient technological progress, SMEs grew to contribute nearly 10% of the nation’s GDP. However, one key reason still leaves them fettered: lack of funding. Recognizing this core issue, SMERA came into being as the world’s first SME-focused rating agency.

Intending to facilitate easy access to finance for SMEs, SMERA focuses on promoting transparency and reducing information asymmetry. Our portfolio of services caters to a wide range of SMEs across various sizes and industries. Our team of experienced professionals, including researchers, analysts, and MBAs, has established robust statistical models focused on rating and grading SMEs. We provide an unbiased opinion of an enterprise’s creditworthiness, giving a mark of authenticity and credibility of the business.

Keeping up with the sector’s adoption of digital applications, we created a fintech platform that interlinks bankers with potential SME borrowers - SMERA Banker's Terminal. In the last two decades, SMERA has built a network of over 50,000 rated MSMEs while bridging the gap between enterprises, banks, and financial institutions. As we continue on our journey, we are dedicated to our cause of strengthening the SME Ecosystem through easier access to financing, streamlined information, and credible assessment of business parameters.

Milestones

Nation-wide Network

Legend

Board of Directors

Sankar Chakraborti

Non–Executive Chairman, SMERA Ratings
Group CEO, Acuité Group

Sankar Chakraborti has more than two and a half decades of experience in developing and selling data, analytics, risk management, credit ratings and financial research solutions. He is a member of FICCI's Capital Markets Committee and Executive Committee of Maharashtra State Council. He is also a member of IBA's Standing Committee on MSMEs. Mr. Chakraborti holds a master’s in business management and has a bachelor’s degree with physics major.

V Chandrasekaran

Director


V Chandrasekaran has an overall experience of nearly 40 years in industry and development banking. He superannuated as the Executive Director of SIDBI. He has long and varied experience in policy formulation, development, financing of projects and NBFCs. He was a member on the boards of a few organizations and is associated with National Stock Exchange as a Member of the Grievance Redressal Committee. He is also a member of the Credit Committee of an NBFC. Mr. Chandrasekaran is a graduate in mechanical engineering and holds a master’s degree in financial management from JBIMS.

Yogesh Dixit

Director


Yogesh Dixit is an experienced banking & finance professional with an overall experience of 28 years. He has a long experience of dealing with regulators, ministries in GOI, multilateral agencies, industry federations and policy formulation in MSME space. Mr. Dixit has worked with financial / banking institutions and credit rating agencies. Currently, he is occupying the position of Chief Risk Officer at Suryoday Small Finance Bank Ltd. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (B.E) and a Master’s Degree in Technology. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from NMIMS and is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers.

Prosenjit Ghosh

Director & COO – Acuité Group Subsidiaries

Prosenjit is spearheading the growth agenda of the subsidiaries - ESGRisk.ai and SMERA and expand Acuité Group's footprint in new ventures and geographies. He has over two decades of rich experience in driving consultative sales in areas of research, data, analytics, bespoke solutions, and has implemented various productivity strategies and steered innovative product developments. Prior to joining Acuité, he worked as Director - Key Accounts at CRISIL, and was leading the agenda of increasing wallet share and deepening penetration of the agency across large strategic clients in the financial sector. Prosenjit holds MBA degree from Jadavpur University and has a Bachelor's degree with Physics major, from Calcutta University.

Hitesh Khona

Director


Hitesh Khona is a qualified chartered accountant with 16 years of experience spanning finance & accounting, corporate strategy & planning, taxation, fundraising & banking operations. He has been associated with various organizations in the real estate, automobile manufacturing, IT and pharmaceutical sectors.