Bhavesh Gupta appointed as new CEO of Paytm

New Delhi: Paytm on Thursday has announced Bhavesh Gupta as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company’s. Bhavesh will be reporting to Amit Nayyar, President, Paytm. “Paytm is on a mission to democratise diversified financial services in the country and access to credit for consumers and small businesses is a critical enabler to fulfill their ambitions and wishes. We are very excited to welcome Bhavesh, whose experience will help us accelerate our goals. I look forward to working closely with him to expand our lending business further along with our esteemed banks and NBFC partners.”

Paytm said in a release that Bhavesh will develop and expand its lending services to strengthen the company’s vision of financial inclusion for 500 million Indians. Under his leadership, the company will continue to simplify, innovate, and bring new credit products to millions of Indians and SMEs by partnering with other banks and NBFCs, the release added.

A banker with over two decades of experience, Bhavesh led the digital transformation journey at some of the top retail banks and NBFCs in the country. Most recently, he served as the Founding Member and CEO of Clix Capital, earlier known as GE Capital India. Prior to this, he was the founding member and Head – SME & Business Banking at IDFC First Bank for two years. Bhavesh also spent more than a decade at ICICI Bank, where he played a senior role across retail banking, both on liabilities and lending side of the business.

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