Razorpay, an online payments platform, appointed Ola’s Amit Saini as VP, Engineering to oversee the growing technology function, as the company continues to rapidly scale and increase its footprint in the payments space. Amit joins Razorpay from Ola where he was the Director of Engineering.

With over 15 years of experience in product development, building and leading high performance engineering teams, Amit specialises in solving several big data use cases and delivering many end-to-end world class products. His appointment is intended to further the growth and product development of Razorpay's technology leadership in the industry.

Welcoming Amit on board, Harshil Mathur, CEO & Co-Founder of Razorpay said, “We’re growing at a phenomenal scale of 20x year-on-year, and technology has been our key differentiator since inception. With Amit joining us, we are instituting executives with vast experience in technology and strengthening our leadership team. Amit will help us tackle the ever-increasing challenges of a diverse merchant ecosystem in a dynamic financial market like India”.

Previously, Amit worked at Ola Cabs, where he led a team of 40 members to build Ola Money, a preferred payments platform for millions of users in the country. Before Ola, Amit worked as a technologist with Microsoft, IBM & Apigee, building software products in the areas of e-commerce, web services management, big-data & analytics. Amit also co-founded, SkillCafe, a startup that focuses on analysing huge data sets in order to provide insightful career growth recommendations to candidates.

“Razorpay echoes the vision I set for myself, and its recent growth in scale and stature have been nothing short of extraordinary. With massive growth comes massive engineering challenges, and my charter is to continue building a world-class engineering team that is focused on innovating, troubleshooting and creating the best fintech solutions in the market”, said Amit Saini, VP, Engineering, Razorpay.

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