Upstox strengthens its leadership team
Online investment platform Upstox today announced the addition of three senior executives to its leadership team.
The company has appointed Harish Narayanan as chief growth officer, Jayant Chauhan as senior vice president - Finance and Saurabh Agarwal as vice president - New Initiatives.
With this hiring, Upstox aims to extend operations, as well as move closer to its broader goal of encouraging more equity participation in India.
Narayanan will be responsible for driving full funnel business growth, marketing, operational excellence, and strategic collaborations. Prior to joining Upstox, he served as the chief marketing officer at Myntra, where he was responsible for all aspects of marketing, including brand, digital, performance, content, social, loyalty, B2B, creative design, and private brand. He was also leading the Brand Solutions and Creative teams as part of his responsibilities at Myntra.
Chauhan will be overseeing growth and profitability while delivering measurable improvements across multiple performance metrics. He was the SVP - Global Strategic Finance at OYO before joining Upstox. Chauhan was a member of the global leadership team and was in charge of strategic finance functions such as capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate financial planning and analysis, cost structure analysis and optimization, business finance, investor relations, and IPO readiness.
Agrawal will lead the company strategy and new initiatives. He has more than a decade of expertise in the financial and banking services industry, with specialization in the payments ecosystem, stakeholder management, business growth, issue resolution, and programme management. Before joining Upstox, Agrawal worked at Revolut India where he was in charge of capex and opex, product and business development, as well as hiring and license acquisition. He has also held several positions with Deutsche Bank and Paytm in the past.
“It gives us great pleasure to welcome Harish, Jayant and Saurabh to Upstox's leadership team. They bring with them immense experience and expertise. I'm confident that with them onboard, we will succeed in our endeavor to take Upstox's products and services to the next level and fulfill our drive of encouraging equity participation across the nation,” said Ravi Kumar, co-founder and CEO, Upstox.
Upstox offers online investments in stocks, derivatives, commodities, currencies, mutual funds, and ETFs for investors and traders and has a current customer base of over 9 million. The company has recently revamped its platform, which includes a number of new features and an intuitive design that promises to make investing simple, stable, seamless and secure.