Mr. Ghosh has been one of foremost proponents of microfinance in India. He has more than 30 years of experience in the microfinance and development spaces. He founded Bandhan in 2001 as a not-for-profit enterprise that stood for financial inclusion and women empowerment through sustainable livelihood creation. He was on the forefront of its transformation into an NBFC-MFI and finally a universal bank in August 2015.
Mr. Ghosh is the former President of Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCC&I) and the former Chairman of CII, Eastern Region. He is also a member of Managing Committee of Indian Banks' Association (IBA) and a member of Corporate Governance Council, CII. He co-chairs the Financial Inclusion Committee of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Further, he is a member of the Committee on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector, Government of West Bengal, along with being a member of College Advisory Committee (CAC) in CAB, Pune. He has also been a distinguished invitee on the Council of Management, AIMA. Mr. Ghosh was elected as ‘Senior Ashoka Fellow’ in 2007 by Ashoka Foundation (social entrepreneurship award).
He holds an MSc in Statistics and also attended the HBS-ACCION programme on Strategic Leadership at Harvard Business School in April 2006. He has completed a Certification Programme in IT & Cyber Security conducted by Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), established by the Reserve Bank of India.