Mr. Harshvardhan Lunia Elected Chair and Mr. Jitendra Gupta Co-Chair of Fintech Convergence Council

Mr. Harshvardhan Lunia Elected Chair and Mr. Jitendra Gupta Co-Chair of Fintech Convergence Council

Mumbai,30th November 2023: Mr. Harshvardhan Lunia, Founder & CEO, of Lendingkart Technologies Private Limited, has been elected the new Chairman of the Fintech Convergence Council (FCC), which represents the fintech members of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). Mr. Jitendra Gupta, Founder, Jupiter, has been elected the new FCC Co-chair. The new leadership replaces Mr. Naveen Surya and Mr. Srinivas Jain respectively.

Mr. Harshvardhan Lunia.

“I am thrilled to join the Fintech Convergence Council (FCC) as its new Chair. The FCC is a leading voice for the fintech industry, and I am committed to working with the Council’s members to shape the future of finance. In the years to come, I believe that the FCC will play an even more critical role in promoting financial inclusion, driving responsible innovation, and fostering collaboration across the fintech ecosystem. Over the last ten years, I have been involved with developing fintech solutions and creating financial products for customers across India. I am positive that my experience will be useful while collaborating with leading lights of the industry. I am confident that together, we can make a real difference in the lives of people in India and around the world,” said Mr. Harshvardhan Lunia.

Mr. Jitendra Gupta

Mr. Jitendra Gupta said, “I am thankful to the industry for providing the opportunity to serve as Co-Chair of the Fintech Convergence Council. The FCC is a dynamic and forward-thinking organization, it has done great work in building credibility among regulators for its industry work. We will continue to progress on the FCC’s work in the areas of digital lending, DFSP, Insurtech, investment, Regtech, and P2P lending. In the fast-paced evolving financial services landscape, it is important for industries to be together for the growth of the overall industry while respecting players who continue to do responsible innovation. We will work with respective regulators to drive independent SROs in areas of lending or fintech in general.”

The Fintech Convergence Council, established in 2018, is as a vital advocate for the fintech sector. The council’s areas of focus include digital lending, P2P lending, insurance, investments, and Regtech within the financial ecosystem. It plays a pivotal role in facilitating collaboration and convergence among diverse stakeholders in the financial services landscape for inclusive growth of the sector, ensuring that technological advancements align with ethical principles, consumer protection, and regulatory frameworks.

FCC is actively collaborating with the ecosystem stakeholders to establish a self-regulatory mechanism specifically for the digital lending industry. It also emphasizes the importance of promoting global outreach and thought leadership to elevate India’s position in the global fintech landscape. The council keenly supports consumer awareness initiatives.

Elections were also held to elect new chairs and co-chairs of the six committees, which function under the FCC. Following is the list of new chair and co-chair in each of the committees:

Committee Chair Co-chair
Digital Lending Mr. Harshvardhan Lunia,

Founder & CEO,

Lendingkart Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Hemant Gala,

CEO,

PhonePe Credit Services Pvt. Ltd

Investment Mr. Prabhakar Tiwari,

Chief Growth Officer,

Angel One

Mr. Ujjwal Jain,

CEO,

PhonePe Wealth Broking Pvt. Ltd.

Insurtech Mr. Chiranth Patil,

Co-Founder & Director,

Riskcovry Insurtech Platform

Mr. Pranshu Diwan,

Chief Business Officer- Insurance

Paytm Insurance Broking Pvt. Ltd.

Regtech Mr. Ankit Ratan,

CEO & Co-Founder,

Signzy Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Jay Dembani,

Head of Products,

Hyperverge

Digital Financial Service Providers Mr. Sujith Narayanan,

Co-Founder & CEO,

Fi Money (Epifi Technologies)

Mr. Jitendra Gupta,

Founder,

Jupiter

P2P Lending Mr. Achal Mittal

CEO

NDX P2P Pvt. Ltd. (Liquiloans)

Mr. Rajat Gandhi,

Co-Founder & CEO,

Faircent

Rabindra

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