BharatPe ropes in executives from PayTM, Reckitt & ICICI for key roles
Subhasis Beura, ex-Reckitt executive, has been appointed as Chief Business Officer - Brands & Commerce, Nishit Sharma, ex-ICICI, is the new Chief Business Officer - Growth while Nishant Saluja, ex-Paytm, has joined as Vice President of Lending & Consumer Operations.
Beura has more than 14 years of experience in managing Global and national FMCG, Automotive and Financial brands. Considered, a brand professional, he has worked with some of the key brands including Hero Splendor and HF Deluxe; Harpic, Gaviscon and Mortein for Reckitt, Junior Horlicks and Horlicks biscuits for GSK, and corporate brands like SBI and Axis Bank.
Saluja, on the other hand has 18 years of experience in building and growing brands and comes with a deep knowledge of consumer insights and Lending. He has worked with brands like Paytm, Mobikwik, Airtel & Happy. Saluja also co-founded Damroobox.com, a company with which he was trying to build India's largest sports and fitness ecosystem.
Sharma holds 13 years of experience in fundraising, private equity investment management, investment banking, and entrepreneurship. He has previously worked with ICICI Bank, Milestone Capital and AMP Capital across sectors like infrastructure, education, and healthcare, before co-founding Reniso, a startup engaged in residential real estate management.
Ashneer Grover, Co-founder of BharatPe said, “As we continue to ease and grow business for small merchants in India, they will provide the thought leadership & strategy for our growth. Together, we shall strive to create the largest merchant lending network for small shopkeepers in India.”
In the past few months, BharatPe has on-boarded over 1.8 million merchants and now aims to enable over 12 million merchants over the next two years. With such aspirations, a strong leadership team is indeed a necessity. The experience and a deep understanding of the diverse industries these newly appointed professionals bring in, might come in handy in BharatPe’s next phase of growth.