Digital payments platform PayPal has appointed Anupam Pahuja, a company veteran heading technology for Asia Pacific, as the Managing Director and Country Manager for India. He will be responsible for all aspects of PayPal's India business and further strengthening the company's operations in the country.
"India continues to be a key part of PayPal's growth strategy. With Pahuja's appointment as the business leader of this market, we will continue to bring our global scale, experience and risk management platforms for safe and frictionless experiences to our customers," said Rohan Mahadevan, Asia Pacific Chief Executive, PayPal.
In the brief bio shared on Nasscom’s website talks about Anupam as ‘a global executive with multi-cultural and cross-continent experience in Technology, Consulting, and Entrepreneurship. He has incubated and sold businesses, managed large-scale multinational enterprises, and serves as Board member for several companies. At PayPal, Anupam manages over 2,000 R&D engineers at its centers in Chennai and Bangalore, from where emanates nearly 55% of all product development work for the company.’
Prior to PayPal, Anupam was the India Managing Director for the NASDAQ listed SumTotal Systems, the largest eLearning company in the world.
Anupam has also been the founder of two startups. First one was MobiApps Inc, a mobile focused company he founded in 2000 out of Bangalore and Washington DC where he was the COO. The company raised over $30M in equity from key VCs around the world and sold the company in 2006. He then founded SeaKey, which failed in 2008. Anupam has also held various senior positions at Accenture and Georgetown University.
Anupam holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania with Magna Cum Laude and an MBA in International Business from Georgetown University.