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Paytm Payments Bank gets RBI nod to appoint Surinder Chawla as MD & CEO

Paytm Payments Bank gets RBI nod to appoint Surinder Chawla as MD & CEO

Paytm Payments Bank has received the Reserve Bank of India’s approval to appoint veteran banker Surinder Chawla as its new Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The appointment has been approved by the RBI for a period of three years.

A merit-listed Chartered Accountant, Chawla joins PPBL from RBL Bank, where he served as Head – Branch Banking and focused on expanding the CASA base, fee revenue, and cross-selling across channels. Prior to joining RBL Bank in 2013, Chawla spent about 12 years in key senior management positions at HDFC Bank, culminating in his role as Head of the Retail Liabilities Product Group. As Senior Executive Vice President at HDFC Bank, Chawla also worked as the head for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern regions at different points in his career.

The latest appointment comes as part of PPBL’s ongoing efforts to strengthen its leadership team, enhance its technology capabilities and drive financial inclusion in the country.

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Chairman of Paytm Payments Bank Board, said, “I am pleased to welcome Surinder to our associate Paytm Payments Bank to drive our unwavering commitment to deepening financial inclusion and offering an exceptional mobile-first banking experience in India. His rich experience in banking and deep understanding of the Indian financial landscape will bring the necessary expertise to further empower Paytm Payments Bank’s mission.”

Surinder Chawla said, “I am honored to join Paytm Payments Bank as the new MD and CEO at this fascinating juncture to participate in the ongoing digital banking revolution pioneered by PPBL. I look forward to taking the bank to even greater heights with the team of highly motivated professionals at PPBL.”


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