BankBazaar.com, India’s leading financial website, today announced the appointment of Navin Chandani as Chief Business Development Officer. Chandani was previously the Senior Director and Head –Segment Solutions & Consumer Experiences – India & South Asia at VISA.
Chandani’s appointment follows a series of recent high-profile additions to BankBazaar’s team in the last six months. These include Aman Narain (previously the Global Head of Digital Banking at Standard Chartered Bank) as the CEO of BankBazaar International, Murari Sridharan (previously GM – Engineering, at Microsoft Redmond) as the CTO, and N C Vishwanathan (previously the Head of Partner Relationship Management at SBI) as Head of Business Operations. These appointments come at a time when there is a steady drain of high-profile executives who are moving out of the start-up space to more established industries. Speaking on the distinct reversal of this trend at BankBazaar.com, Adhil Shetty, BankBazaar co-founder and CEO, said: “Every pioneering vision needs a strong team to champion it. More importantly, you need a team that believes in your vision, in your technology, and your business plan. I believe that industry stalwarts understand and can relate to the direction the industry and our organization is taking, and that is the reason we have been successful in attracting and retaining such talent. BankBazaar.com is on a growth track, and we are thrilled to have people like Navin to support us in this phase.”
Based in Mumbai, Chandani will be responsible for business development and getting more partners for the marketplace. A veteran of financial services in the digital era, Chandani previously managed Large & Mid Corporate, Small Business, Traveller, Affluent & Millennial segments for VISA’s India and South Asia operations as the Senior Director.
Chandani is an alumnus of Loyola College and Symbiosis International University, and comes with more than 20 years’ experience in leading high performing sales, relationship, and product management teams in payments, financial services, and digital marketing.
Speaking on his decision to join BankBazaar.com, Chandani said: “Globally, Fintech & Financial institution partnerships are on the rise. The future of banking, influenced by technology and spurred by customer demand, is online, digital, and instant. And this demand will only increase with time. BankBazaar.com has proven itself as the most stable and focused contender in this space. The founders have a clear vision of growing as the biggest neutral online financial marketplace in the world. This combines a clear mission to help consumers access the right financial products, along with a concrete strategy to implement paperless solutions. So from my perspective, this is the right time and the perfect organization to be part of that is partnering financial institutions in making them more successful.”
BankBazaar.com hosts the widest range of financial products from over 85+ of the biggest public and private sector banks, NBFCs, and insurance companies in India. It gets an average of 9,000,000 visitors per month. The company raised USD 60M in its C-Series funding led by Amazon along with Fidelity Growth Partners, Mousse Partners, Sequoia Capital and Walden International in July last year.