21 December 2016, India:
Airtel Payments Bank today announced that it has appointed Dhiraj Sharda as its Chief Digital Officer.
Commenting on the appointment, Shashi Arora, MD & CEO – Airtel Payments Bank said, “We are pleased to have Dhiraj as part of our leadership team. I am confident that his rich experience will add value to our endeavor to deliver world-class digital banking and payments solutions to every Indian through innovative products. I wish Dhiraj all the very best for his new role and look forward to working with him.”
Airtel Payments Bank is a fully digital and paperless bank and customers can access services over their mobile phones, including all feature/basic mobile phones. It will develop a nationwide digital payments ecosystem of over 3 million merchant partners that will include small kirana stores, shops and restaurants etc. These merchant partners will accept digital payments for goods and services from Airtel Payments Bank customers over mobile phones.
Dhiraj will report to Shashi Arora, MD & CEO, Airtel Payments Bank. He has over 15 years of rich work experience with start-ups and large companies in Silicon Valley (USA). Dhiraj has done his MS from Stanford University, USA and Computer Engineering from Pune University.