Nium, the global payments infrastructure for the on-demand economy, announced the appointment of Anupam Pahuja to EVP and General Manager of Asia Pacific, MENA.
Pahuja will “build on Nium’s success in Southeast Asia, where the fintech unicorn was founded, and will quickly expand Nium’s presence into additional markets.”
He will be “based in Nium’s Singapore headquarters and will report to Prajit Nanu, Founder and CEO at Nium.”
“Southeast Asia is where it all began for us, and the region remains absolutely critical to our global success. With APAC accounting for 40 percent of our revenue and a strong growth trajectory, we expect it to be a significant driver of our revenue in the coming years, reaching potentially hundreds of millions. Anupam brings a proven track record for helping companies achieve rapid scale, and he shares my unwavering vision for Nium’s continued success and commitment to customers in APAC and beyond.”
Pahuja, a payments industry disruptor “with over two decades of experience in various global roles, recently served as the CEO of ZaloPay – Vietnam’s second-largest e-wallet.”
During his tenure, he successfully “forged strategic partnerships with several renowned global brands such as Meta, TikTok, Grab, Netflix, and Starbucks.”
Before joining ZaloPay, Pahuja has “spent over ten years at PayPal, where he was responsible for managing and growing the company’s business across SE Asia,” and other world regions.
He played “a significant role in conceiving and launching PayPal’s domestic business in India, which became the largest user growth engine for the company at the time.”
In his prior roles, Pahuja reportedly “established and managed several technology centers across Asia for PayPal, including Chennai, Bangalore, Singapore, and Shanghai.”
“It’s hard not to admire Prajit’s leadership and Nium’s successful journey over the past few years. The world is changing and so is the way people and businesses pay and get paid across the globe. To have an opportunity to be a part of, and contribute to that change, with such an incredible company and leadership team is exhilarating.”
An entrepreneur by nature, Pahuja reveals that he “holds five patents and founded three startups prior to his time at PayPal. Pahuja holds an MBA from Georgetown University in Washington DC, and an engineering degree from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.”