Founder and CEO of Paytm
Vijay is the Chairman and CEO of One97 Communications and its consumer brand Paytm. He has played a critical role in developing the mobile payments and commerce ecosystem in India. His goal is too build India’s biggest payments, commerce and financial services conglomerate and the country’s first $100-billion company.
Vijay founded Paytm in August 2010 and continues to oversee the company’s key strategic efforts including engineering, design and marketing. A strong believer in emerging technologies, he launched the Paytm Wallet in 2014, which quickly became India’s most preferred digital payment option. He is currently engaged in launching Paytm Payments Bank and bringing a new business model to the world of banking.
Vijay has featured in Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ 2017 List. He has also earned several other top industry honors like GQ Man of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year at ET Awards for Corporate Excellence. Vijay has a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communications from the Delhi College of Engineering.