Karunakaran Vadakkepat
Co-Founder & Jt. Managing Director, WheelsEMI Private Limited (Bike Bazaar)

Mr V. Karunakaran has over 4 decades of domain expertise in retail and channel finance, consumer durables and automobiles with reputed companies like Usha International Ltd, Transamerica, ICICI bank, Bajaj Auto Ltd, and Bajaj Finance Ltd. In retail finance, he has handled P&L role and has headed various functions like sales, inventory funding, collections, risk, credit, legal and operations.
Karuna, as he is known, is an expert in start-ups and turn around, having been involved in leadership roles in setting up Transamerica and in the turnaround of Bajaj Finance Ltd. Using the same expertise and a vision to make organized finance accessible for unbanked/ under banked customers, Mr. V Karunakaran along with Mr. Srinivas Kantheti and Mr. Ratheesh K B founded Bike Bazaar in the year 2017.

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