India’s Top 30 Fintech Influencers 2020

India’s Top 30 Fintech Influencers 2020

by January 3, 2020
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Over the last five years, the Indian fintech industry has reached new heights both in terms of funding received and fintech adoption.

This year, India is neck and neck with China on consumer fintech adoption with both their percentage of fintech users at 87%, according to EY’s Global Fintech Adoption Index 2019, and in Q2 2019, India surpassed China in terms of deal count with 23 fintech investments compared with 15 for China. India’s booming fintech industry is also visible through the number of fintech startups founded in recent years. Between January 2013 and October 2018, a total of 1,994 fintech companies were established in India.

As India’s fintech industry continues to gain momentum, we look today at the country’s top 30 fintech influencers to follow very closely in 2020, according to the Digital Fifth.

 

Alok Mittal

CEO and CoFounder, Indifi

Alok Mittal

Alok Mittal

Alok Mittal is co-founder and CEO of Indifi, a platform to expand access to debt financing for Indian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and a founding member of Indian Angel Network, a forum for making angel investments.

Anand Kumar Bajaj

Founder & CEO, Paynearby

Anand Kumar Bajaj

Anand Kumar Bajaj

Anand Kumar Bajaj is the founder and CEO PayNearby. He has been recognized as one of the “50 Most Influential Payment Professionals” by World Payments Congress & Awards.

Akhil Handa

Head (Fintech & Partnership, Mobile Banking) – Bank of Baroda

Akhil Handa

Akhil Handa

Akhil Handa leads the digital transformation of Bank of Baroda, India’s second largest public sector bank. He is a former banker at JP Morgan in Hong Kong, and the co-founder of Mitra Fintech.

Anish Achuthan

CoFounder & CEO – Open Financial Technologies Private Limited

Anish Achuthan

Anish Achuthan

Anish Achuthan is the founder of payment startup Zwitch, India’s first contactless mobile payment startup, Cashnxt Technologies, Neartivity Wireless, Ifuturz Wireless, and Open Financial Technologies. Achuthan has more than 18 years experience in payments, consumer mobile and the Internet space.

Anna Roy

Advisor – NITI Aayog

Anna Roy

Anna Roy

Anna Roy is an advisor in the industry and data management and analysis verticals at NITI Aayog. She is leading the government of India’s initiatives on frontier technologies including advanced data analytics, big data, artificial intelligence and blockchain.

Ashneer Grover

CEO & CoFounder – BharatPe

Ashneer Grover

Ashneer Grover

Ashneer Grover is the CEO and co-founder of BharatPe, India’s first and largest unified UPI QR code provider. Grover previously was the head of new business at PCJ.

Ashok Kumar

CEO & CoFounder – Scripbox

Ashok Kumar

Ashok Kumar

Ashok Kumar is the founder and CEO of Scripbox, India’s leading and fastest growing online investment platform with more than 1 million users. Prior to Scripbox, Kumar has held various leadership positions at IT, telecom and hitech companies such as Wipro, Intel, Airtel and Cisco.

Asish Mohapatra

CoFounder & CEO – OfBusiness

Asish Mohapatra

Asish Mohapatra

Asish Mohapatra is the co-founder and CEO of OfBusiness, a financing platform that offers smart financing to SMEs. Mohapatra is an ex-venture capitalist with Matrix Partners.

Bhavin Turakhia

Founder & CEO of Flock , Founder of Radix and Co-founder & CEO of Zeta

Bhavin Turakhia

Bhavin Turakhia

Bhavin Turakhia is an Indian billionaire entrepreneur, and the founder of Flock, Radix, CodeChef and Zeta. He currently serves as the CEO of Flock and Zeta.

Bhupinder Singh

CEO & Founder – InCred

Bhupinder Singh

Bhupinder Singh

Bhupinder Singh is the founder and CEO of InCred, a new-age, technology led, diversified financial services group that provides education, affordable housing, SME and consumer loans. Prior to this, he was the head of the corporate finance division of Deutsche Bank.

Gowri Thyagarajan Mukherjee

Co-Founder – CreditMantri

Gowri Thyagarajan Mukherjee

Gowri Thyagarajan Mukherjee

Gowri Thyagarajan Mukherjee is the co-founder of CreditMantri, a credit analysis firm based out of Chennai. She was a banker at Citibank and Standard Chartered before starting up CreditMantri.

Harsh Pokharna

CoFounder & CEO – OkCredit

Harsh Pokharna

Harsh Pokharna

Harsh Pokharna is the co-founder and CEO of OkCredit, a leading credit-based bookkeeping application for Indian micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). Under his role, he spearheads end-to-end business operations with a strong focus on growth, fundraising, and hiring.

Harshil Mathur

CEO & CoFounder – Razorpay

Harshil Mathur

Harshil Mathur

Harshil Mathur is the CEO and co-founder of Razorpay, an online payment services provider. Mathur is a formerly wireline field engineer at Schlumberger.

Harshvardhan Lunia

CoFounder & CEO – Lendingkart

Harshvardhan Lunia

Harshvardhan Lunia

Harshvardhan Lunia is the co-founder and CEO of Lendingkart. Lunia had about a decade of experience in corporate banking before he embarked on an entrepreneurial route.

Lalit Keshre

CoFounder & CEO – Groww

Lalit Keshre

Lalit Keshre

Lalit Keshre is the co-founder and CEO of Groww, an Y Combinator backed online investment platform.

Nitin Chugh

Managing Director & CEO – Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

Nitin Chugh

Nitin Chugh

Nitin Chugh is the managing director and CEO of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank. Chugh has more than 25 years of experience in banking.

Nityanand Sharma

CoFounder & CEO – Simpl

Nitya Sharma

Nitya Sharma

Nityanand Sharma is the co-founder and CEO of Simpl, a payment startup. Prior to Simpl, Sharma worked for financial institutions including Goldman Sachs and Bear Stearns.

Prasanth Ranganathan

Founder and CEO – PaySense Pte Ltd

Prasanth Ranganathan

Prasanth Ranganathan

Prasanth Ranganathan is the founder and CEO of PaySense, a leading digital lending startup. Prior to founding PaySense, Prashanth spent 4 years at PayPal where he held the position of head of product for Asia Pacific.

Praveena Rai

Chief Operating Officer – National Payments Corporation Of India (NPCI)

Praveena Rai

Praveena Rai

Praveena Rai is the COO of the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). Prior to joining NPCI, she was leading the cash management portfolio at Kotak Mahindra Bank.

Rajan Anandan

Managing Director – Sequoia Capital

Rajan Anandan

Rajan Anandan

Rajan Anandan is the managing director of Sequoia Capital India. Prior to this, Anandan was Google’s vice president for Southeast Asia and India.

Ravish Naresh

CoFounder – Khatabook.com

Ravish Naresh

Ravish Naresh

Ravish Naresh is the co-founder and CEO of KhataBook, digital ledger to manage Business Udhar Bahi khata for ShopKeepers. Naresh is also the co-founder of Kyte, and Housing.com.

Sachin Bansal

Tech entrepreneur

Sachin Bansal

Sachin Bansal

Sachin Bansal is an Indian technology entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Flipkart. Bansal is an active investor and has recently invested in startups such as Ola, Grey Orange, Ather Energy, SigTuple, Inshorts, Unacademy and TeamIndus.

Satish Pillai

Managing Director & CEO – TransUnion CIBIL

Satish Pillai

Satish Pillai

Satish Pillai is the CEO and managing director of TransUnion CIBIL where he is responsible for steering CIBIL into its next phase of evolution by driving partnerships and providing content, insights and solutions to businesses and consumers for profitable growth.

Satyam Kumar

Executive Director – Loantap Financial Technologies

Satyam Kumar

Satyam Kumar

Satyam Kumar is the executive director of Loantap Financial Technologies, a fintech company for online delivery of retail asset products. Kumar has over 17 years of experience in key account management, product development, multi-cultural team handling and building business.

Shalini Warrier

Chief Operating Officer – Federal Bank

Shalini Warrior

Shalini Warrior

Shalini Warrier is the COO of the Federal Bank. Prior to this, Shalini worked for more than 25 years at Standard Chartered Bank.

Shivani Siroya

CEO & Founder – Tala

shivani siroya

Shivani Siroya

Shivani Siroya is the founder and CEO of Tala, a smartphone lending app. Prior to founding Tala, Siroya worked for the UN Population Fund, as well as at Citi, UBS and Credit Suisse in microfinance jobs.

Sujatha Mohan

Head of Digital and New Initiatives – RBL Bank

Sujatha Mohan

Sujatha Mohan

Sujatha Mohan is the head of digital and new initiatives at RBL Bank. Mohan has more than 26 years of experience spanning the banking and IT Industry with both domestic and international experience.

Suniti Nanda

Fintech Officer – Government of Maharashtra

Suniti Nanda

Suniti Nanda

Suniti Nanda is the fintech officer for the government of Maharashtra and currently acts as the change agent for the fintech sector in India. She is working towards the vision to “make Mumbai one of the global fintech hubs.”

Vinay Bagri

CEO and Cofounder – Niyo Solutions Inc.

Vinay Bagri

Vinay Bagri

Vinay Bagri is the CEO and co-founder of Niyo Solutions. Bagri spent 18 years in the corporate world working with diverse organizations like Parle, 3M, ICICI Bank, Standard Chartered, ING and Kotak Mahindra Bank.

Yashish Dahiya

CEO & CoFounder – PolicyBazaar

yashisha dahiya

Yashisha Dahiya

Yashish Dahiya is the CEO and co-founder of Policybazaar, a 10 year old Indian insurance aggregator. Dahiya is also the CEO and co-founder of ETechAces Marketing & Consulting.

 

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