Sandeep spent more than 18 years with ICICI Bank, where he spearheaded the digital transformation agenda
New Delhi-based Indian fintech firm BharatPe has appointed Sandeep Indurkar as its Chief Business Officer- Banking and Alliances.
Sandeep spent more than 18 years with ICICI Bank, where he spearheaded the digital transformation agenda. He will be reporting to Nalin Negi, CFO and Interim CEO, BharatPe and will spearhead all banking-related partnerships at BharatPe. He will also lead the P&L for BharatSwipe, the company’s POS business as well as the rollout of BharatPe Speaker across markets. Additionally, he will be leading the partnership with Unity Bank as well as the NBFC partners of BharatPe.
With over 18 years of experience in digital channels and payment space, Sandeep has worked across various roles in ICICI Bank, one of India's leading banks. During his stint at ICICI Bank, Sandeep led the digital agenda, ensuring that the bank stayed ahead of the curve in the fast-evolving digital landscape.
Commenting on the appointment, Nalin Negi, CFO and Interim CEO, BharatPe said, “While we continue to scale our lending business and address the credit gap for merchants, it becomes important for us to focus a lot more on building future ready payment products, to be ahead of the game. I believe that Sandeep’s in-depth understanding of banking services as well as new-age banking products like digital banking and digital payments will be instrumental in our next phase of growth as we build cutting-edge payment products for offline as well as online merchants and consumers.
“At BharatPe, we are dedicated to our mission of empowering businesses and customers with a range of world-class financial products. In the times to come, strategic partnerships between banks, other traditional financial service companies, and new-age fintech companies will be the key differentiator to facilitate the best-in-class experience for our merchant partners and customers. Sandeep’s extensive experience of working in the banking industry will enable us to foster lucrative alliances. I welcome Sandeep to BharatPe and look forward to partnering with him in building BharatPe as India’s most preferred fintech company,” he claimed.
Sandeep Indurkar, Chief Business Officer- Banking and Alliances, BharatPe added, “BharatPe has been a market disruptor from day one and one of the key enablers for driving digital payment acceptance ecosystem across offline merchant community. With its innovative products, it has been able to bring millions of offline merchants under the ambit of the digital economy. The company has also done stupendous work in addressing the credit gap for offline retailers and Kirana store owners across the country.”
“I am excited to join this young company and be a part of its next phase. I look forward to strengthening the market for BharatSwipe and Speaker. Also, I look forward to fostering the right partnerships with relevant players in the financial services ecosystem, with the objective of making a larger impact across merchant businesses. Additionally, I am excited to work with the Product and Technology team at BharatPe to build next-gen payments and fintech products for merchants and consumers,” he noted.