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BharatPe appoints former Paytm, Flipkart employees to lead product push

BharatPe appoints former Paytm, Flipkart employees to lead product push
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BharatPe, which offers a quick response (QR) code-based payment application for merchants, has appointed Pawan Pathak and Abhishek Sharma as senior vice president, product, and vice president, product, respectively.

Pathak has over 14 years of experience with India’s top product technology startups. Prior to the new role, he was the senior vice president of the products team with Wecash. He has also worked with Yatra, Paytm and Nimbuzz.

“BharatPe is determined to become the de-facto fintech platform for merchants and together with the team, I am looking forward to playing a meaningful part in enabling India’s digital avatar,” Pathak said.

Sharma has over seven years of experience in technology, marketing and analytics, and has worked with Flipkart, LimeRoad and Curofy. 

“BharatPe’s astounding success within a short span of time attracted me to the company. I am truly excited to join the team and create new products on the immensely scalable BharatPe platform,” Sharma said.

Founded in 2018 by Ashneer Grover and Shashvat Nakrani, BharatPe operates in 13 cities, serving over 10 lakh merchants across Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Indore, Bhopal, Nagpur, Chandigarh, Mysore, and Visakhapatnam. 

The company aims to serve over 25 lakh merchants by the end of 2019.

Last month, BharatPe appointed former IKEA executive Abishekh Shah as its new chief marketing officer (CMO).

In May, the company said it is making its foray into small-value, short-duration loans for merchants by partnering Apollo Finvest (India) Ltd, a non-banking financial company (NBFC) formerly known as Apollo Mercantile Ltd.

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