player Paytm has made three high profile announcements to its board. These
include Ruchi Sanghvi – Facebook’s first woman engineer, Neeraj Arora – former
WhatsApp global business head and Naveen Tewari – InMobi founder.
these appointments, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder and CEO of Paytm said, “As a
young company, we are pleased to have such stalwarts in our team to help us
scale the brand. Ruchi, Neeraj and Naveen all come with tremendous Internet
commerce experience with highly renowned brands. We look forward to the
strategic contribution they will make towards Paytm’s exciting journey ahead.
Their contribution will help in scaling Paytm to become India’s most dominant mobile
Internet Company. We look to bring global talent and best practices for scaling
to half-a-billion Indians on the Paytm platform. I can see our very strong
independent board helping us achieve that.”
comes with a rich product and tech background. She co-created and managed the
News Feed feature on Facebook besides Facebook Connect and Facebook’s Developer
Conference F8. She has led core areas of product including Facebook Privacy,
Notes, Homepage, Profiles, and User Engagement.
Neeraj Arora is
amongst the best-connected Silicon Valley Indians. A mergers-and-acquisitions
veteran who joined WhatsApp after Google in 2011, Neeraj has largely
managed the business side as the mobile-messaging startup grew into a global
Naveen Tewari is
an expert in creating world-class organisations from within India. He built
InMobi that is a mobile ad tech platform with a focus on making advertising
compelling and with the goal of helping users and marketers in making smarter