Google Search Head Amit Singhal (48) will be joining the board of Paytm as an additional director.

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Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder & CEO, Paytm said,

“Amit is a pioneer in the technology industry and we are incredibly excited to welcome him to Paytm’s board. We believe his strong expertise in artificial intelligence and experience in building large, deeply technical teams will be extremely valuable to Paytm as we continue to grow rapidly.”

Paytm’s board currently consists of its CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma, along with SAIF Partners Ravi Adusumalli and Vivek Mathur, AliPay’s Jing Xiandong and Peng Yijie, InMobi’s Naveen Tewari, WhatsApp’s Neeraj Arora, Sapphire Ventures’ Jai Das and Tata Gorup’s Ratan Tata.

Singhal has worked with Google for 15 years as the organisation’s core team member. Post-retirement, he has focussed on philanthropic activities through the Singhal Foundation. He is also an active investor in companies.

Talking about his new role, Singhal said,

“I have always admired Paytm for its innovative payment products and vision for financial inclusion. I’m delighted to be joining their board. I have a lot of respect for Vijay and his team, and look forward to working with them.”

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