Zafar Imam has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer of FinShell, a financial services brand that introduced smartphone-based financial services in India powering two platforms namely OPPO Kash & realme PaySa.
Zafar is also one of the co-founders of the company. Simce April 2019, he was the Chief Business Officer and a Director in the company. As a part of his new role, Zafar’s responsibilities will include expanding the business growth and operations, taking charge of major business decisions, and initiating the brand’s next phase of growth.
Zafar holds over two decades over experience in consumer banking and FinTech space. He was a part of Axis Bank for more than 13 years and worked in different roles building the consumer finance business. Along with his immense industry experience, a father of 2, Zafar brings his patience, maturity and strategy skills on the table. His interests include cooking, music and reading. He is a people’s person and believes in investing in people as that goes a long way.
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Speaking on his new role, Zafar Imam said, “I’ve been associated with FinShell from its inception and the journey so far has been very exciting. I am delighted to take this responsibility of Chief Executive Officer. Varun was an integral part of the company, and I wish him all the best for his future endeavors. I look forward to spur the next level of growth for the company and expand the brand’s footprint across India and for the brand to emerge as a leading digital fin-tech with minimum or no human intervention.”
This recent appointment comes in the wake of Varun Sridhar’s resignation, who was the former Chief Executive Officer at FinShell. Speaking on his exit, Varun Sridhar said, “It has been an absolute pleasure to lead FinShell and together, as a team, we have achieved a lot. I would like to thank the investors and the team for their dedication and all the work they have put in to make this journey a success. I will continue to celebrate the success of FinShell as a founding member. I am sure the company will grow exponentially under Zafar’s leadership’