The company’s board appointed Sharma as the CEO and MD of Paytm for a tenure of five years effective from December 19, 2022 to December 18, 2027
Paytm CFO Madhur Deora has been appointed as an additional director of the company for a period of 5 years
Paytm’s parent also approved an investment of INR 950 Cr in Paytm General Insurance over a period of 10 years
Fintech giant Paytm’s parent, One 97 Communications, has re-appointed Vijay Shekhar Sharma as the managing director and CEO of the company for a period of 5 years
In an exchange filing, the company said that its board approved the appointment of Sharma for a tenure of five years effective from December 19, 2022 to December 18, 2027.
Besides, it also approved the appointment of Madhur Deora, Paytm’s CFO, as an additional director of the company with effect from May 20, 2022 for a tenure of 5 years till May 19, 2027.
During the five-years tenure, Sharma is not liable to retire by rotation, while Deora will have an option to do so.
The company, on Saturday (May 21), also announced an investment of INR 950 Cr in Paytm General Insurance Ltd (PGIL) in tranches over a period of 10 years.
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After the transaction, PGIL would become a subsidiary of One97 Communications, whose stake would increase to 74% from 49% currently.
Paytm’s Financial Performance
Paytm on Friday reported a loss of INR 2,396.4 Cr in FY22, a 41% increase from FY21. Its revenue rose 77% year-on-year (YoY) to INR 4,974.2 Cr.
Its average monthly transacting users (MTU) soared 35% to 6.08 Cr during FY22, while the loans disbursed grew 441% to INR 7,623 Cr.
The company said it made significant investments to grow its MTU in FY22, while its employee costs also increased during the year due to the investments it made to scale up its device deployment to 10 Lakh per quarter.
In the January-March period, Paytm’s net loss rose 72% YoY to INR 762.5 Cr, while revenue from operations increased 89% to INR 1,541 Cr.