Paytm Money names Varun Sridhar CEO

Source: Paytm

We are happy to share that Paytm Money, India’s largest online investment & wealth management platform, has appointed Varun Sridhar as its new Chief Executive Officer.

He will lead the launch & development of the equity brokerage other than growing the already successful mutual funds, NPS and Gold services.

Under his leadership, the company will continue to simplify, innovate, and bring wealth management products to millions of Indians. He will be reporting to Amit Nayyar, President at Paytm.

Varun has led the digital transformation journey of some of the top retail banks in India and abroad. Most recently he served as CEO of FinShell India where he launched realme PaySa a fintech platform on mobile. Prior to this role, he was with BNP Paribas for close to eight years where amongst other assignments he supported the acquisition of Sharekhan. As a board member & member of the executive committee, he supported the scale-up of the digital equity brokerage & mutual fund business. He did his MBA from the prestigious SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan Italy, and graduated from the University of Delhi.

Our President, Amit Nayyar said, “Paytm Money is on a mission to empower millions of Indians with wealth management products. We are very excited to welcome Varun, whose experience in retail banking, broking, and wealth segment would help us accelerate our goals. I look forward to working closely with him to expand Paytm Money further.”

Varun Sridhar shared, “I am thrilled to be part of the team that is responsible for introducing wealth management services to consumers in both India and Bharat and making meaningful financial inclusion simple & easy. At Paytm Money, I hope to build along with a fantastic team the most cost-effective & consumer-friendly products & experience for investors & traders. The wealth management and financial service solutions that Paytm is building are transforming the lives of millions of Indians and are relevant globally as well.”

Amit Kapoor has also joined Paytm Money as the new CFO & Vice President. Prior to this role, he was working with Aviva India as CFO of the life insurance company.

Paytm Money is headquartered in Bengaluru and has a team of over 300 employees. The company has over 6 million users on its platform, availing direct mutual funds & NPS. Paytm Money aims to invest Rs 250 crores over the next 12–18 months as it has planned to launch new businesses including equity brokerage in this financial year. 

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