Paytm is a financial services company whose mobile payment and e-commerce platform offers a multitude of payment source and destination offerings. This all-encompassing payment platform enables users to seamlessly and conveniently conduct a variety of transactions, ranging from bill and utility payments to hotel booking, and even investing.
Paytm’s primary industry is financial software but the company has also displayed proven success in the internet retail and application software industries. It’s growth verticals include e-commerce, fintech, and mobile commerce. Its primary office is located in India, but it also has offices in Bangalore, Beijing, Dubai, Mumbai, Nairobi, New Delhi, and Toronto.
Vineet Arora - Chief Operating Officer
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Aegon Life Insurance Company and part of the India Leadership team.
Prior to this role, I was Senior General Manager and Head Product, Distribution, Marketing and Wealth Management at ICICI Securities Limited where I built a profitable distribution business across various delivery channels since 2008. I helped expand the ICICI Direct online portfolio and aggressively increased the direct reach to customers. The network covered more than 65 cities, 200 branches with an employee strength of 2000 plus. Between 2002 and 2008, I served ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Limited in various sales related roles rising to the post of Senior Vice President, Bancassurance and Alliances.
Prior to ICICI, I was employed with Godrej Group, Marico Industries and SBI Cards.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management, with a specialization in Finance and Marketing, from the Xavier Institute of Management in Bhubaneswar.
Vijay Shekhar Sharma - Founder
Sharma has a bachelor's degree in electronics and communication engineering from Delhi College of Engineering (now DTU). In 1997, while in college, he started the website indiasite.net, and sold it two years later for $1 million.
In 2000, he started one97 Communications which offered mobile content including news, cricket scores, ringtones, jokes and exam results. One97 is the parent company of Paytm, which was launched in 2010.
In 2017, Sharma appeared in Forbes' World Billionaire's List, the youngest Indian on the list. He cites Alibaba's founder Jack Ma and Masayoshi Son of Softbank as his inspirations.