People Digest: Paytm’s senior execs resign; SigTuple’s two co-founders quit

FILE PHOTO: A worker adjusts a hoarding of Paytm, a digital payments firm, in Ahmedabad, India, January 31, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Paytm’s senior vice president Puneet Jain and Paytm First’s head Siddharth Pandey have put in their papers while two co-founders of SigTuple have submitted their resignations.

Paytm’s senior executives resign

Paytm’s senior vice president Puneet Jain and Paytm First’s head Siddharth Pandey have put in their papers, Entrackr reported. Paytm Mall’s Chief Financial Officer Rudra Dalmia has also stepped down from his post.

Both Jain and Pandey resigned a couple of weeks ago, and are currently serving their notice period. Jain has been with Paytm since October 2014 while Pandey joined Paytm in April 2013, according to their LinkedIn profiles.

Jain was the payment gateway business head for Paytm and was also directly responsible for managing profit and loss. And, Pandey led marketing partnerships across banks/brands and media and was also responsible for promoting affordability on the platform with banks and NBFCs.

SigTuple’s two co-founders quit

Two of three co-founders of diagnostics startup SigTuple – Rohit Kumar Pandey and Apurv Anand – have submitted their resignations.

The news was shared by third co-founder Tathagato Rai Dastigar via a LinkedIn post.

“With a heavy heart, I have to share that Rohit and Apurv are in such a situation now, and have no choice but to relinquish their roles at SigTuple and move on. This was a shock for everyone, most of all me. But given the considered reasons behind it, we couldn’t help but accept their decision. Organisationally, I again took up the role of CEO of SigTuple,” the post read.

Pandey was the CEO of SigTuple while Anand was serving as the CTO and COO of the company.

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