Paytm appoints Ex- RBI deputy governor as advisor

Paytm appoints Ex- RBI deputy governor as advisor

Rama Subramaniam Gandhi

MUMBAI: Indian e-commerce payment system and digital wallet company, Paytm has appointed former RBI deputy governor Rama Subramaniam Gandhi as an advisor to the company.

In a blog post, the company said it would benefit from Gandhi's knowledge and experience on payment systems, regulations, compliance and corporate governance. 

Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma is excited about having Gandhi on board. He says, “Since the beginning of our journey, we have focused on building an organisation that has the culture and the resources of serving our customers responsibly. Mr. Gandhi joins our family, which now includes some of the most distinguished Indian and global leaders in the fields of finance, law, technology and business, all working together to help us achieve this goal.”

Gandhi adds, “I am delighted to join Paytm as an advisor in its journey to bring digital and financial inclusion to half a billion Indians. I have dedicated my whole life to formulate policy and strengthen institutions in the financial services space. I will be happy to share my insights and guide Paytm in the creation of innovative financial services.”

Before holding the position of the deputy governor, Gandhi worked with the central bank and was a member of the first Monetary Policy Committee. 

He had a three-year secondment to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and has also been the head of two regional offices of the Reserve Bank. 

Besides holding strategic roles in RBI, he had also piloted several innovative projects on IT, payment systems, financial literacy, financial inclusion and other developmental initiatives.