Leadership | Pine Labs

Leadership

Pine Labs is led by a team that brings rich
experience in leading global financial institutions across multiple sectors.

Our leaders are passionate about creating a mature merchant platform while retaining the agility and energy of a new-age technology firm.

Lokvir Kapoor

Lokvir Kapoor

Founder & Chairman

Lokvir Kapoor is responsible for starting Pine Labs on its merchant commerce journey in 2004. He remains deeply committed to Pine Labs' vision of helping merchants succeed. He lives in New Delhi with his family.
B. Amrish Rau

B. Amrish Rau

Chief Executive Officer

Amrish worked with large banks to implement payments and delivery channel strategies at the beginning of the fintech revolution in India. Later, he started, built and sold off CitrusPay. Amrish mentors several start-ups across Asia. He is also a Squash father and sports enthusiast.
Nitish Asthana

Nitish Asthana

President & COO

Former MD/Country Head India subcontinent and APAC Head of Merchant Services at First Data/ Fiserv. Proven entrepreneur leading large turnarounds, rapid growth and start up stories in payments and insurance. Loves to work with boundaryless teams and build deep resilient businesses. SRCC grad, IIM Lucknow MBA.
Ajith Prabhu

Ajith Prabhu

Chief Experience Officer

Ajith Prabhu has wide experience in handling customer process and quality. He has oversight of customer experience and field operations. He is a marathon runner and a fitness enthusiast.
Anu Mathew

Anu Mathew

Chief People Officer

Anu Mathew is an experienced human resource management and leadership development professional. Before Pine Labs, she led Human Resources at Qwikcilver for five years. Anu is a movies buff and adventure sport enthusiast.
Gayatri Rath

Gayatri Rath

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Gayatri is responsible for expanding the relevance of the brand among key audiences across India and international markets. In her free time, she runs Saptasajya Foundation, a not-for-profit that helps students and artisans.
Krishnan Iyer

Krishnan Iyer

Chief Risk Officer

Krishnan Iyer thrives on risk assessment and management. Before joining Pine Labs, he was the Chief Risk Officer at Reliance Home Finance Ltd. He loves solving sudoku and listening to rock music from the '70s-'80s.
Kumar Sudarsan

Kumar Sudarsan

President - Gift, Prepaid and Stored Value

Kumar co-founded Qwikcilver in 2006 and built it to become one of the largest providers of gift solutions in India, South East Asia and Middle East. His singular focus is on bringing innovations into the stored value space.
Kush Mehra

Kush Mehra

Chief Business Officer

Kush Mehra has built an impressive Pine Labs network of bank and brand partners that make our merchants successful. Prior to joining Pine Labs, Kush worked at Visa Inc., American Express and Citibank. He is a travel and fitness enthusiast.
Rakesh Sharma

Rakesh Sharma

Head of Petroleum Business

Rakesh helped build the petroleum retail payment business at Pine Labs. He continues to lead this business 16 years later. He is an astronomy enthusiast.
Sameer Maheshwary

Sameer Maheshwary

Chief Financial Officer

Sameer Maheshwary has extensive experience in the areas of payments, retail and corporate lending, credit cards, equipment leasing, receivables financing and real estate financing. Sameer likes to play golf.
Sanjeev Kumar

Sanjeev Kumar

Chief Technology Officer

Sanjeev Kumar built the core technology that powers our merchant commerce platform. He leads a team of smart innovators. He enjoys reading Indian mythology and poetry.

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