Noida-based Paytm has added Ruchi Sanghvi – Facebook’s first woman engineer, Neeraj Arora – former WhatsApp global business head and Naveen Tewari – InMobi founder to its board.

Commenting on these appointments, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and CEO of Paytm said, “As a young company, we are pleased to have such stalwarts in our team to help us scale the brand. Ruchi, Neeraj and Naveen all come with tremendous Internet commerce experience with highly renowned brands. We look forward to the strategic contribution they will make towards Paytm’s exciting journey ahead. Their contribution will help in scaling Paytm to become India’s most dominant mobile Internet Company. We look to bring global talent and best practices for scaling to half-a-billion Indians on the Paytm platform. I can see our very strong independent board helping us achieve that.”

Ruchi Sanghvi comes with a high product and tech background. She co-created and managed the News Feed feature on Facebook and has also led core areas of product including Facebook Privacy, Notes, Homepage, Profiles, and User Engagement.

Neeraj Arora is amongst the best-connected Silicon Valley Indians. A mergers-and-acquisitions veteran who joined WhatsApp after Google in 2011.

Naveen Tewari is an expert in creating world-class organisations from within India. He built InMobi – a mobile ad tech platform with a focus on making advertising compelling and with the goal of helping users and marketers in making smarter decisions.

Founded in 2010 by Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Paytm is owned-by One97 Communications Ltd, and presently offers a marketplace for mobile applications including mobile recharge, utility bill payments and inter-wallet and wallet-to-bank money transfers. Paytm has more than 60 Mn orders of various digital and physical goods per month.


Welcome to Flash Feed, your essential source for breaking news and innovation from around the web – bite-sized and updated all day.


Note: We at Inc42 take our ethics very seriously. More information about it can be found here.