News: Lendingkart appoints Asit Kumar as CHRO and Nitin Shiralkar as SVP, Product Engineering


Lendingkart appoints Asit Kumar as CHRO and Nitin Shiralkar as SVP, Product Engineering

Prior to joining Lendingkart, Kumar was the head HR for the retail tech team at Jio Platform Limited, while Shiralkar was a senior manager, TPM, at Amazon.
Lendingkart appoints Asit Kumar as CHRO and Nitin Shiralkar as SVP, Product Engineering

Fintech company Lendingkart Technologies, has appointment of Asit Kumar as chief human resources officer (CHRO) and Nitin Shiralkar as senior vice president, Product Engineering.

Kumar will be responsible for overseeing the company’s recruitment, talent management as well as strengthening workplace culture to create a vibrant workforce that is equipped, energised, and empowered.

Previously, Kumar was the head HR for the retail tech team at Jio Platform Limited. 

A seasoned HR leader, Kumar brings over two decades of industry experience across engineering and product verticals in multiple industries - ecommerce, retail, BFSI, healthcare, and lifestyle. His areas of expertise include talent management, M&A, rewards and benefits, policy design, and analytics.  During his tenure, Kumar has led key HR positions at brands like Flipkart, IBM, Infosys, Computer Sciences Corporation, and HCL Technologies. 

In his new role, Shiralkar will bolster the product portfolio spearheading the company’s B2C product strategy in areas of digital Lending, xlr8 Platform for Offline to Online (O2O) channel, and App First vision to create enhanced customer experiences and a hassle-free onboarding for new customers to realize the company’s vision for financial inclusion in the country.

A veteran technology leader with over 20 years of experience across product and services organisations, Shiralkar joins Lendingkart from Amazon where he was a senior manager, TPM. In the past has been associated with organisations like Symphony Teleca, CoreObjects India and Geometric Software. 

”We are delighted to welcome Asit Kumar to lead Lendingkart’s human resources team and Nitin Shiralkar to lead our Product team. Being seasoned professionals, Asit and Nitin, bring vast industry expertise in talent management and building product strategies respectively. Amidst a rapidly changing business environment, the role of strong people strategies and a robust talent proposition cannot be over-emphasized. Delivering a seamless exposure to digital lending in this contactless world is evident. We believe Asit and Nitin are best suited to lead these functions and will add immense value to the organisation,” said Harshvardhan Lunia, co-founder and CEO at Lendingkart.

“I am elated to take up my new role at Lendingkart. I look forward to collaborating with the leadership team to accelerate Lendingkart’s growth by strengthening talent management, streamlining workplace operations as well as developing upskilling strategies to nurture a future-ready talent base to deliver excellence to our customers. As Corporate India adapts to the varied changes as an outcome of Covid-19, we believe that a synergetic approach will create a more resilient talent force as well as a purpose-driven culture,” said Kumar on his appointment.

“Over the years, Lendingkart has created a unique business strategy with a differentiated platform strategy with technology-first products and solutions to cater to the Indian MSME segment. I am delighted to join the company in this exciting phase and augment the product strategies to elevate the customer experience. Through strong ecosystem partnerships and robust product roadmap, the company is poised to see accelerated growth,” added Shiralkar.

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Topics: C-Suite, Appointments

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