BharatPe, India’s merchant payment, and lending network company, has strengthened its leadership team by appointing Mr Ankur Jain as Chief Product Officer. Ankur will be responsible for the complete product lifecycle and innovation at BharatPe. Heading product management and user experience across customer touchpoints, Ankur will contribute to BharatPe’s aggressive plans to scale up its footprint to 10 million merchants this year.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of BharatPe, Mr Ashneer Grover said, “I have a deep respect for the talent that has worked in the US – the vision with and scale at which professionals who have come back from the US operate is commendable. Ankur joining in a critical role will strengthen our core team, he has deep experience in accelerating revenue through new products and solutions, driving large-scale organizational change, and anticipating market dynamics to create new products and segments which will help us drive product innovation at a higher velocity.”
Ankur is the fifth CXO at BharatPe and joins Vijay Agarwal (CTO), Nishit Sharma (Chief Revenue Officer), Puneet Agarwal (Chief Risk Officer), and Nishant Jain (Chief Business Officer) in the core team.
Ankur, an alumnus of Stanford University has a rich experience of working in deep technology startups like Kosmix and Instalocate where he served as CEO and Co-Founder and where he served as was Senior Director of Product Management.