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Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma receives the Horasis-KPMG Indian Business Leader of the Year award for Entrepreneurship

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MUMBAI: Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder-CEO of Paytm, India’s digital payments leader, has been felicitated with “Business Leader of the Year Award for Entrepreneurship” by Horasis- KPMG. The award ceremony was held in Segovia, Spain and was attended by global business leaders and corporates.

From being a small-town boy from Aligarh who bought second-hand tech magazines to the founder of one of India’s most trusted technology brands, Vijay Shekhar Sharma has come a long way. His conviction could win Jack Ma (Alibaba Group), Masayoshi Son (Softbank) and Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathway) to invest in his firm. 

Paytm is India’s only super app which has all online and offline payment use-cases, it’s success has also become a Harvard case study, making India proud. His achievements include building India’s first profitable payments bank and fastest growing wealth management offering with Paytm Money. His success inspires a whole generation of entrepreneurs — those who may not necessarily have a pedigree background — but who believe that they can dream big even if they are from a village with patchy internet or mobile connectivity. Paytm’s business growth has attracted various global companies to replicate its model to expand its presence in India.

Looking forward to a cashless India, Vijay’s dream is to bring half a billion Indians to the mainstream economy. His dream is to build India’s first $100 Bn firm, a company that would make the nation proud.
 

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