Board of Directors


Mr. Radheshyamji Chandak

Founder Chairman, Buldana Urban Co-Op. Credit Society Ltd.

Shri. Radheshyamji Chandak, fondly known as Bhaiji, is the founder chairman of Buldana Urban Co-Op. Credit Society Ltd. In his philosophy, 'Co-operative' can be best described as the outcome of a movement shaped by many. Faith in 'co-operation', a conscience for social progress, confidence and a strong determination was all he had as his venture capital when he established Buldana Urban Co-Op. Credit Society Ltd. in 1986.

To enter the field of 'co-operative' was his conscious decision. Obstacles were many and the journey was not easy. Yet, connecting with many like-minded people made a positive and strong difference. Establishing 'co-operation' in its true form was a rather seamless process. As the enthusiastic and eager hands started working in collaboration, Bhaiji’s thoughts began taking a tangible form. His only wish was to make sure that Buldana Urban followed the path of co-operation as shown by Mahatma Gandhi and strengthened by Rashtra Sant Tukadoji Maharaj. The journey was not easy, many difficulties blocked the path, but sincerity and dedication helped to overcome each hurdle.

Mr. Shirish Deshpande

CEO, Buldana Urban Co-Op. Credit Society Ltd.

Shri. Shirish Deshpande, CEO, BUCCS, is the pioneer of Buldana Urban Management Services Pvt. Ltd. Shri. Deshpande has accompanied Bhaiji since the inception of the Buldana Urban Co-operative Credit Society Ltd. His expertise is in the area of management; a few to name are strategic, retail, structured, corporate finance and HR. He has played key role in the implementation of Buldana Urban’s Producer to Consumer’s scheme, which has been considered and rewarded as unique model for farmer’s need. His commitment, discipline and empathetic approach has resulted in an excellent team work. He always prefers humanity over economics.

He is also the Chairman of Ayurved Shikshan Mandal, Pune and Ashtang Ayurved Medical College, Pune, and Chairman of Pune Commercial Co-operative Bank, Koregaon.


Mr. Suvrat Deshpande

Independent Director

Shri. Suvrat Deshpande has 8 years of experience in development and banking sector. He is passionate and has firm understanding in sectors like financial inclusion and development. He has started his career as SHG programme coordinator with Sava Mandir and a nongovernmental organization working in Rajasthan. Post his Post graduation in Rural Management Suvrat Joined Yes Bank in its Inclusive banking group and worked for 5 years. There he was responsible for business development in Gujarat State and served on various operational roles. Recently Suvrat has finished his second Master’s degree from University of Exeter, (UK) and joined BUMSPL as Independent Director. Currently he is working on research paper title with “To what extent impact investment is an adequate tool to support social Entrepreneurship in India”.

Mr. Kanchan Kulkarni

Non-Executive Independent Director

Shri. Kanchan Kulkarni has extensive experience in banking for past 30 years. His previous assignment was with ICICI bank. He has worked as guest/visiting faculty at various institutes like MITCON, MCCI&A, VAMNICOM, Symbiosis, EXIM Institute, Mumbai, MIT School of Management, Cummins College of Management, IDEMI, MCED, TIES Institute, BSE Institute Ltd. etc. He has Notable Accomplishments in demonstrating outstanding contribution in migrating of Sangli Bank branches to ICICI Bank. He was Awarded ‘League of Achievers’ in top 5 positions PAN India for successful lead generation in rural and agri business sector. He has Demonstrated business acumen in leading & In-depth knowledge of liability products, Retail and corporate credit, risk based audits and RBI formalities also Delivered session on ' Digital Village- An initiative by ICICI Bank', organized by MITSOT, Pune.