News: Paytm Mall eyes global expansion, Appoints senior leaders for key roles


Paytm Mall eyes global expansion, Appoints senior leaders for key roles

As Paytm Mall looks to expand its operations globally, it brings in some new senior executives to strengthen its management team.
Paytm Mall eyes global expansion, Appoints senior leaders for key roles

Paytm Mall, owned by Paytm E-commerce Pvt Ltd has made three major appointments to bolster its management team. Sanjeev Misra has joined as Senior Vice President - International Markets, Vikram Kher as Vice President - Mobile Business, Suresh Vasudevan as Vice President - Technology and Manjunath CK as Vice President – Electronics.

Amit Sinha, COO - Paytm Mall said, “I welcome our new colleagues at this exciting juncture in our growth trajectory. With their vast experience and business acumen, we aim to offer innovative consumer-centric solutions and in o2o commerce that will further expand our portfolio.”

The appointment of several senior executives to its management team across verticals is part of their global expansion plan. Especially Sanjeev Misra, who has joined as senior vice-president for international markets will be responsible for the launch and expansion of the firm’s international business. 

Sanjeev Misra, Sr. Vice President, Paytm Mall said, “I am excited to join Paytm Mall team and will leverage this opportunity to expand our Partner Merchants’ offering to the international markets.”

Sanjeev was earlier working as the Vice-President of business and renewable energy for the Adani Group. He brings with him an experience of over 28 years in Sales, Strategic Planning, Business Development, Corporate Governance, IT Technology, Telecom and managing large-scale projects. Additionally, he has spent over a decade in Silicon Valley, working for brands including Motorola Semiconductors, Cisco Systems, Adobe, Compaq Computers and Silicon Graphics.

Paytm Mall has also roped in Vikram Kher, who comes with over 15 years of experience as Vice-President for the mobile business. He worked with companies like Amazon, Philips, Castrol, NRB and HPCL. He has a rich experience in various functions like E-commerce, Offline Sales & Distribution, Brand Management and Trade Marketing. Now in his new role at Paytm Mall, Vikram will be driving brand relationships for omnichannel strategy. 

Vikram is not the only former Amazon executive that Paytm Mall has roped in. The firm has also hired Suresh Vasudevan, ex-Head of Engineering for Alexa Skills Certification platform, Amazon as Vice President – Technology. Suresh comes with over 20 years of experience in software development for various startups and enterprise related product companies. He will lead the efforts to strengthen the technology function for specific projects at Paytm Mall.

Lastly, Manjunath CK who has joined Paytm Mall as Vice-President, electronics will lead the omni-channel strategy at the firm.  He holds 14 years of experience in new brand launches, product development and product management for their go to market strategy. Prior to joining Paytm Mall, he worked as Director, Online Business at LeEco India (LeTV). He has also held leadership roles at Micromax, Samsung and Bharati Airtel.

Besides filling in leadership roles, Paytm Mall is set to add over a thousand new members to its key teams, including Technology, Product, and Management. The company would also be adding fresh talent in a number of new sub-categories such as Mobiles, Large Appliances, Apparel and FMCG. It has also taken over a new 50,000 square feet office at the iconic Vaishnavi Summit in Koramangala, Bengaluru. The new office is a part of its overall plan to attract talent to complement its aggressive hiring plans for 2018.

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