VIJAY SHEKHAR SHARMA
FOUNDER & CEO, PAYTM
Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder and CEO of Paytm, is a disruptor and innovator in India’s digital ecosystem, a pioneer in financial technology and has built his start-up into a global brand. He deserves all credit for getting the right associations at the right time in building Paytm as a behemoth in India’s blooming e-commerce industry. Driven by an investment worth $575 million from Alibaba, Paytm’s expansion in the e-commerce space fast-tracked exponentially, and today, Paytm also has a payments bank under its belt. Post demonetization, Paytm has become a household name, while Sharma’s ambitious journey continues.
ON WINNING THE
IMPACT PERSON OF THE YEAR,
“I am a total outsider because I am not a media or an advertising person, but I am truly humbled to be in the company of such incredible people. This is India’s hour; this is what India has been waiting for ages...I had a dream that the country would get its due if it would no longer build IT services for the international market and we would no more be the back office. My dream is to see the country building technology products that are first and foremost for Indians.”