Arif Khan rejoins Razorpay as CIO

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Bengaluru: Fintech startup Razorpay on Tuesday announced the reappointed Arif Khan as its Chief Innovation Officer (CIO).

Khan is a BFSI industry veteran and brings his expertise in working with various stakeholders and an in-depth understanding of the sector spanning over two decades. He has held leadership positions in reputed organisations such as NPCI, MasterCard and HDFC Bank, among others.

Prior to rejoining Razorpay, Khan served as NPCI’s Chief Digital Officer (CDO), where he led strategic planning pertaining to digital transformation for the organisation. He drove multiple technology initiatives, leveraged data and analytics to drive innovations, understood new market behaviours, and developed relevant solutions accordingly.

During his first stint at Razorpay from 2017 to 2019, Khan led several key initiatives and contributed to building a holistic business architecture for the company. Further, he was instrumental in building the foundation for Razorpay’s banking services and established strong external stakeholder relationships.

Prior to Razorpay, Khan served as the Senior Business Leader at Mastercard where he was responsible for driving growth for the company’s payment gateway platform and Mastercard’s ‘Simplify Commerce.’

Prior to Mastercard, Khan was SVP at HDFC Bank where he led and implemented strategic projects in the payments and digital space. Khan spent 15 years working with HDFC Bank and played a significant role in promoting strategic initiatives in payments, digital banking, and financial inclusion.

Welcoming Khan back to the company, Harshil Mathur, Razorpay CEO and Co-Founder said “We are beyond thrilled to have Arif back in the Razorpay family. During his previous stint with us, he played a crucial role in establishing several foundational pillars of our Banking capabilities and nurtured strong relations with various external stakeholders.”

In his second tenure as Razorpay CIO, Khan will lead the banking, risk management, regulatory affairs, and public policy teams toward the larger organisational vision of fine-tuning Razorpay’s offerings in the digital payments space.

He will be playing a key role in leading engagement with banks, networks, regulators, and strategic partners to drive innovation at Razorpay. He will be responsible for accelerating the adoption of new payment and banking platforms and products.

“I am committed and look forward to contributing to Razorpay’s goal towards addressing all things payments and banking for businesses and I am excited to be a part of the Razorpay story again,” commented Arif Khan, Chief Innovation Officer – Razorpay.

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