Among India’s leading branchless banking and digital payments network, PayNearby, has appointed Vivek Viswanathan as its new Chief Technology Officer.
With over two decades of rich experience, Vivek brings to PayNearby robust expertise as a leader in the technology and software space across the functional domains of fintech and supply chain.
He comes with an illustrious professional background in architecting, designing and building enterprise-grade products, and brings a new energy to propel PayNearby into its next phase of growth.
As a CTO, Vivek aspires to build a world-class tech organization focused on agility, efficiency and transparency through the use of technology, automation, processes and culture. He will work closely with the company's product, data and analytics teams to harness the power of technology to enable seamless delivery of financial services and drive the cause of financial inclusion and democratization of digital payments in the country.
"We are thrilled to welcome Vivek to the executive team. Vivek brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role and he will certainly be an invaluable asset to our team as we continue to advance our product architecture and solutions platform,” said Anand Kumar Bajaj, Founder, MD & CEO, PayNearby. “Vivek will solidify our commitment to creating exceptional solutions for enabling financial inclusion and democratization of digital payments at the last mile. As CTO, Vivek will work with PayNearby's executive team to create, execute and launch new offerings across the company's product domain that will bring further support to our retail partners and customers and help us build a digitally and financially inclusive Bharat," added Bajaj.
Most recently, Vivek oversaw Blue Yonder as VP- Product Development to enable digital supply chain and omnichannel commerce fulfillment. He also led the engineering division of Setu – a fintech API platform - as the CTO, building APIs to help integrate financial services into the customers’ products. Prior to Setu, he helmed the expansion of Ezetap - a pioneer in the MPoS and Payments tech space - as its VP-Engineering. Vivek was also the Co-founder and CEO at Stillwater - a social media startup and is known to have built consistently high performing teams.
How Vivek leverages his strong understanding and experience of the fintech sector to drive the next phase of inclusive financial and digital growth for PayNearby is to look forward to.