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Clix Capital brings on board Rakesh Kaul as CEO

Kaul moves from RHB Malaysia where he led the consumer banking business.

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Mumbai: Clix Capital on Thursday announced the appointment of Rakesh Kaul as its new chief executive officer with effect from 16 August.

As the CEO, he will be responsible for all business verticals, reporting directly to the board, the company said in a statement.

A 24-year veteran of the financial services sector, Kaul specialises in retail banking, wealth management, insurance, and mortgages. He joins Clix Capital from RHB Malaysia, where he led the consumer banking business for the group covering Malaysia and ASEAN markets. Earlier, he was associated with Citigroup, holding several leadership roles.

“Be it Product Development, Sales & Distribution, Corporate Strategy, Business Management, and Risk Management, Rakesh’scross-functional exposure has been deep and diverse," said Clix Capital chairman Pramod Bhasin. "He has tremendous experience in leading teams, managing businesses through change cycles, building scale, and driving transformation."

“I’m thrilled to have Rakesh in this role and look forward to collaborating and advancing our founding vision of bridging the credit gap among underserved and unserved cohorts, including MSMEs and new-to-credit consumers," said Clix Capital founder, Anil Chawla. "He holds a deep understanding of Retail and Corporate Banking along with stellar industry networking, all of which will be invaluable for the growth of our Company.”

“Given his strong grasp of new-age technologies that are disrupting financial services coupled with robust domain knowledge, Rakesh will play an important role at Clix in building new platforms for growth,” added Apollo Management senior partner & head of India Private Equity, Utsav Baijal.

“I’m honoured to accept this crucial role with Clix Capital as they continue disrupting and reshaping the NBFC sector," Rakesh Kaul said. "We will focus on deploying cutting-edge technologies and insightful innovations in driving lending models responsive to end-customer needs. While significantly boosting financial inclusion, Clix Capital remains poised for rapid market expansion.” 

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