Payment gateway provider PayU India has named Pradeep Shekhawat to Head the SMB Business division of its operation. This is in alignment with the company’s aim to expand its line of business and deliver valuable products and services to small business, hence pivoting the current surge in FinTech services.
An alumnus of IIT-Bombay and IIM-Bangalore Pradeep Shekhawat will look after the strategic growth and expansion of SMB Business, a wing initiated towards the growing MSME and startup sector in India.
Before this appointment Shekhawat was associated with Snapdeal, and has also been the Head of MasterCard Advisors, focusing on payments consulting, working across banks, mobile wallet providers and acquirers in South Asia region.
Speaking at his appointment, Nitin Gupta, Co-founder & CEO, PayU India, said, “Our SMB Business is one of our premier business in India and it continues to be a key contributor to PayU India’s success. Pradeep’s broad experience, competencies and strong leadership skills make him the right choice in steering this core business of ours and delivering valuable products and services to small business. We further look forward to achieving our ambitious growth agenda, given his expertise and past experience in the domain.”
Further commenting on joining PayUmoney, Pradeep Shekhawat, Head of SMB Business, PayUmoney, said “It is inspiring to share space with a passionate team and contribute towards creating and delivering the futuristic FinTech products and services. I look forward to a long term association with PayU India, which is currently experiencing a phenomenal growth spree and make available products that will add significant value for SMBs.”
After disrupting the domain of payment solutions, PayU India remains poised at delivering meaningful solutions to the growing MSME wave in India, and this strategic hiring move is paving way for the same.