BharatPe Group appoints Rohan Khara as Chief Product Officer

● Rohan is a seasoned product leader with 17 years of experience across a range of startups

● Prior to joining BharatPe, Rohan was the Managing Director at FairMoney India

Bengaluru, February 01, 2024: BharatPe Group, India’s leading name in the fintech ecosystem, has announced the appointment of Rohan Khara as the Chief Product Officer. In his new role, Rohan will be leading product development and innovation, designing of merchants and consumer products, and user research teams across the BharatPe Group of companies. Prior to joining BharatPe, Rohan was the Managing Director – at FairMoney India. Rohan will be reporting to Nalin Negi, Chief Financial Officer and interim CEO, BharatPe.

Rohan is a renowned name in the startup world, having 17 years of rich experience across various facets of product management, design and innovation. A startup veteran, Rohan has spent the last 8 years building & scaling financial services products across fintech startups in 3 emerging markets – India, Indonesia and Nigeria. During his professional journey, he has led product roles across a range of startups, including MobiKwik and Quikr. Rohan has also been the Chief Product Officer (CPO) at FairMoney for Nigeria and India markets, before he was elevated to MD for its India business. As CPO at FairMoney, Rohan launched the FairMoney digital bank in Nigeria & scaled it to 3m+ bank accounts with products like savings account, debit card, airtime & bill payments, instant bank transfers. He also built & scaled the entire Product function of the company across Paris, Latvia, Nigeria & India. Rohan has also been the Co-Founder of Gojek’s Financial Services Business Unit in Jakarta (Indonesia). At Gojek, he was responsible for setting up the entire team of product managers, designers and researchers across 6 cities and 4 countries (Jakarta, Bali, Singapore, Bangkok, Bangalore & Pune). He led the team which built PayLater from scratch, and scaled it to 2m+ users with very high retention and the highest NPS score across all Gojek consumer products. Rohan has completed his Master of Science, Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

Commenting on the appointment, Nalin Negi, CFO and interim CEO, BharatPe said, “The fintech industry is extremely competitive and will continue to thrive on agility and disruptive products that solve for various use cases. At BharatPe, we have stayed focussed on building products that are disruptive, easy to use, secure and find relevance amongst merchants as well as consumers. Rohan’s extensive experience will be instrumental in BharatPe’s product innovation play, in turn, catapulting our growth to the next level, as we continue with our journey to empower millions of merchants and customers. I would like to welcome Rohan to the leadership team. I am confident that Rohan’s in-depth understanding of financial services, accompanied with his strategic vision and entrepreneurial mindset, will help us build the best-in-class fintech products that will give us the differentiated edge.”

Rohan Khara, Chief Product Officer, BharatPe Group, added, “BharatPe is one of the few fintechs in the country that have stayed firm on their commitment to driving financial inclusion across the country. Right from their first disruptive product, the UPI QR with zero fees, BharatPe has been at the forefront of driving digital payments. I am excited to join the talented team and be a part of their mission to build for Bharat while continuing to push the financial inclusion charter. My focus as the CPO will not only be to build innovative products that drive immense value for our end users (merchants and consumers), but also balance innovation with fiscal prudence. We will continue to launch new products that cater to the requirements of our target segments, while driving business value by adding to the bottom line.”

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