Nium Appoints Anupam Pahuja to Spearhead Global Expansion Plans

Nium Appoints Anupam Pahuja to Spearhead Global Expansion Plans

by April 12, 2023

Global payments platform Nium has announced the appointment of Anupam Pahuja as its EVP and General Manager of Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

Pahuja will build on Nium’s success in Southeast Asia, where the fintech unicorn was founded, and work on expanding the company’s presence into additional markets within APAC, the Middle East, and Africa.

He has over two decades of experience in various global roles and most recently served as the CEO of ZaloPay which is Vietnam’s second-largest e-wallet.

Before joining ZaloPay, Pahuja spent over ten years at PayPal where he was responsible for managing and growing the company’s business across Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East, and Africa.

He played a significant role in conceiving and launching PayPal’s domestic business in India. He also established and managed several technology centers for PayPal across Asia in Chennai, Bangalore, Singapore, and Shanghai.

Pahuja holds five patents and founded three startups prior to his time at PayPal.

Anupam Pahuja

Anupam Pahuja

“It’s hard not to admire Prajit’s leadership and Nium’s successful journey over the past few years. The world is changing and so is the way people and businesses pay and get paid across the globe.


To have an opportunity to be a part of, and contribute to that change, with such an incredible company and leadership team is exhilarating.”

said Pahuja.

He will be based in Nium’s Singapore headquarters and will report to Prajit Nanu, Founder and CEO at Nium.

Prajit Nanu

Prajit Nanu

“Southeast Asia is where it all began for us, and the region remains absolutely critical to our global success. With APAC accounting for 40 percent of our revenue and a strong growth trajectory, we expect it to be a significant driver of our revenue in the coming years, reaching potentially hundreds of millions.


Anupam brings a proven track record for helping companies achieve rapid scale, and he shares my unwavering vision for Nium’s continued success and commitment to customers in APAC and beyond.”

said Nanu.