Paytm ropes in Vishal Shah as VP-talent and organisational development

An expert in leadership development, senior management facilitation and talent management, Shah comes with varied experience in the education, IT, BPO and retail space.

Vishal Shah

E-commerce and fintech major, Paytm, has appointed Vishal Shah as the new vice president of talent and organisational development in the Company.

With almost two decades of diverse experience, Shah brings in a mix of academic and industry proficiency across sectors, such as education, IT, BPO and retail. Leadership development, senior management facilitation and talent management are some of the specialities that he brings to the table.

Shah has joined Paytm after spending more than nine years with IT major, Wipro, where he was looking after leadership development and sales leadership development as the vice president in a global role across all Wipro group companies.

After earning his bachelor’s in physics, he went to IIM Bangalore to complete a PGDM in 1995. He joined Titan industries in sales, training and human resources. Four years later, he went back to IIM-B to do a Fellow Programme in Management (FPM), which is a doctoral-level degree in the field of management studies. But before that, he did a short stint with the Cambridge Integrated Services group for two years, in the field of learning and business development.

On completing his doctorate, he joined Coreobjects, a software services company, as the director for learning and development, in 2005. Within a year, he was elevated to the position of director, people capital, in the organisation.

He moved on from Coreobjects after three years, to join Xseed, an education company, as the group head, in 2008. His responsibilities included leadership and executive coaching, higher education consulting and organisational transformation consulting.

Two year later, in 2010, he joined Wipro as the general manager for corporate HRD. Over the years at Wipro, he assumed two more roles as the vice president of corporate HRD and the vice president for learning and development, before he took charge as VP-leadership development and sales leadership development.

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