Online payment company PayUIndia, in a move to bolster its leadership ranks, has appointed Raj Kamal as VP Strategy (PayU Global) and Sanjeev Sandhu as Business Head, Technology Solution Business. The announcement follows Prabhakar Tiwari’s recent appointment as CMO and indicates PayU’s brand consolidation plans by hiring seasoned individuals from the industry to spearhead the company growth.
Speaking on the appointment, Nitin Gupta, CEO and Co-founder, PayU India, commented, “PayU is one of strongest players in the Indian payment industry. We are now looking to consolidate our global presence and Raj Kamal, Sanjeev Sandhu and Prabhakar Tiwari will play a key role in achieving this aim. These industry veterans have years of experience in the global market and will contribute in shaping the organisation’s direction, allowing PayU to tap into more vibrant economies.”
Raj Kamal was previously associated with McKinsey & Company and joins PayU with a rich experience of 12 years in business strategies in India and South East Asia. An alumnus of IIT-Bombay and the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, Kamal has also spent eight years as an IAS officer in a range of roles including Chief Budget Officer of a State and Chief Administrative Officer of a District.
Sanjeev Sandhu, on the other hand, brings experience of 17 years in business development and sales in the Telecom and Banking domain. He has worked closely with multinational companies in the European, African, Middle-East and Asian markets across various leadership roles and has played an instrumental part in the Indian Payment Industry for the past decade.
A topper in Marketing from the IIM-Bangalore 2004 batch, Prabhakar Tiwari has been hired to spearhead PayU’s Steering marketing initiatives in the right direction. In an extensive career spanning 13 years in the field of marketing and brand building, Tiwari has held leadership roles globally with brands such as CEAT Tyres, Parachute Oil and Danone.