28 October 2016, India :
Alibaba Group’s global managing director K Guru Gowrappan has joined Paytm as additional director. K Guru Gowrappan will be regularly engaging with business, product and tech teams to ensure strong and scalable growth for Paytm.
At Alibaba, he is responsible for driving strong growth in company’s international markets. He is in charge of international product and business development strategy, which includes bringing all Alibaba products together into one final strategic plan and executing it in key markets.
While talking to ET, Gowrappan said, “I am honoured to join the board of a company I have observed and admired over the last couple of years. It’s both exciting and fulfilling to be trusted with the opportunity to mentor the incredible team at Paytm as the company moves into the next chapter of its growth.”
Paytm founder, CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma said, “It’s an incredible feeling to officially welcome Guru, a long-standing friend and ally to Paytm. We are at an important juncture in the company’s evolution, and Guru’s strong expertise in global business and product development will guide us through executing key strategic initiatives for the company.” (Source- ET / Image- LinkedIn)