Lendingkart Technologies Private Limited (a Lendingkart Group Company), India’s leading FinTech company today announced the appointment of three new senior executives to strengthen the company’s vision of providing working capital to MSMEs. With an aim to further strengthen its position, Lendingkart has expanded its leadership team with Giridhar Yasa joining Lendingkart as a Chief Technology Officer; Mahesh Parashar as Chief of Collections and Sameer Nagpal who will be joining company as Chief of Revenue Operations and Disbursement.
Commenting on the appointments, Harshvardhan Lunia, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Lendingkart stated, “Despite the current challenging times, the Indian MSMEs ecosystem is gradually bouncing back as they rebuild their businesses to cope with the new normal. In the last six years, Lendingkart has scaled its operations exponentially growing more than 2 times year-on-year and despite the pandemic, we remain focused on achieving our long-term vision to achieve inclusive growth and enable MSMEs to adapt to the digital ecosystem. As we embark on our next wave of growth, we are building a stronger team of industry veterans from technology, collections and operations who will support our commitment towards empowering micro entrepreneurs. We are delighted to onboard Giridhar Yasa, Mahesh Parashar and Sameer Nagpal, backed by their vast industry experience we are confident they will play a crucial role in shaping the company amidst the dynamic and evolving digital lending ecosystem.”
Commenting on his appointment, Giridhar Yasa, Chief Technology Officer said, ‘I am thrilled to build upon the solid foundation that Lendingkart has put in place to further enable MSMEs to achieve their dreams. With my experience, I will be developing innovative technological products in the fintech lending segment, that are scalable in line with the expansion plan.”
Giridhar will be responsible for growing Lendingkart’s platform for customer, channel partners and co-lending partners to have minimal onboarding time and yet a configurable workflow catering to their requirements. He brings 20+ years of work experience spread across the areas of cloud architectures, large scale distributed systems, virtualization, systems and storage software and e-commerce & consumer internet systems. Griridhar will be joining Lendingkart from Flipkart where he was working as Technology leader. He is experienced in identifying product requirements, creating solid technical strategy, system architectures, and design. Giridhar has also headed technology and product teams across companies like NetApp, CSR, and Hughes.
Commenting on his appointment, Mahesh Parashar, Chief of Collections, Lendingkart ” I am elated to be a part of Lendingkart and work towards making India’s growing system of MSMEs stronger. I intend to carry forward Lendingkart developing assessment plans and implementing operational frameworks for its quality portfolio with focus on delinquency management as well as re-engineering the collections process to optimize efficiencies and cost structures.”
Mahesh comes with 17+ years of rich and qualitative experience in Banking and Financial Services Domain. He will be joining from Aditya Birla Finance Ltd, where he served as Head Collection, Recovery & Fraud Control Unit-Risk & Credit. Mahesh has also served Citi Financial Consumer Finance India Ltd., Bharti Televentures Ltd., and Standard Chartered Bank.
Commenting on his appointment, Sameer Nagpal, Chief of Revenue Operations and Disbursement at Lendingkart, “With the onset of the pandemic, all sectors have been extensively impacted encouraging companies to revisit their business strategies amidst a period of dynamic change. I am delighted to join Lendingkart and the digital lending industry as the sector readies for transformation. At Lendingkart, I look forward to working with the larger team to positively shape the customer lender journey from origination to disbursement along with the servicing to enable and partner with MSMEs.”
Sameer has over 20 years of experience in FMCG, Telecom, Banking, and Fin-Tech. He has successfully established and scaled up eﬃcient sales organizations across industries and is a keen user of technology and automation to drive organizational growth. He is joining Lendingkart from Airtel Payments Bank and prior, he has also served Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular Ltd., and Reliance Communications.