Vijay Shekhar Sharma is the founder and CEO of One97 Communications which owns Paytm, Paytm Ecommerce and Paytm Payments Bank. The company launched in August 2010 as an online recharges and bill payments platform and soon expanded into ubiquitous online and offline use-cases via Paytm. In May 2017, it further expanded with the launch of Paytm Payments Bank which is a mobile-first bank. The company is headquartered in Noida, India. Sharma was born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh and cites Alibaba’s founder Jack Ma and Masayoshi Son of Softbank as his inspirations. In 2017, Vijay Shekhar Sharma was featured in the World Billionaire’s List by Forbes. In 1997, while in college, Sharma had started a website indiasite.net and sold it two years later for about $1 Mn. Prior to founding Paytm, Sharma has worked with India Today Group. Check out the latest Vijay Shekhar Sharma news, updates, stories and much more.