CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Rajesh Shet co-founded SahiBandhu FinTech Services and has been instrumental in unlocking growth & expansion opportunities since its inception. His passion for innovation and background in the affiliated jewellery business facilitated him to nurture and lead SahiBandhu. With diverse exposure in incubation, sales, networking, and general management, Rajesh has expanded SahiBandhu's presence pan India, making it one of the leading players in the gold loan segment. His vision is to make SahiBandhu, India's No. 1 gold loan aggregator platform.
Rajesh holds more than 28 years of experience in ITeS, FinTech, and Financial Service Industries. During his 17 years with The Manipal Group, he has created and built various new lines of businesses in the BFSI domain, such as MCT Cards & Technology and incubated FinTech venture SahiPay.
Rajesh is a member of the FICCI- FinTech committee, FCC- MSME & Consumer Lending committee, and NPCI- Banking Card Manufacturer forum. Before joining The Manipal Group, he was part of the Accel Frontline Ltd and Minicomp Group. Rajesh is a graduate of B.E. in Electronics & Communication from Karnataka University. His interests include music, movies and reading. While being a foodie, he is passionate about sports, fitness & running marathons.
CO-FOUNDER & COO
Anuj has 11+ years of experience in Strategy & Finance. He looks after Digital Acquisition, Product, Data Analytics, Strategy and Operations at SahiBandhu. Previously, as a part of The Manipal Group, he was instrumental in curating and strategizing innovative Business Models. He played a crucial role in Mergers and Acqusition transactions as well.
Anuj has earlier been a part of organizations like Carlsberg and has had global exposure managing large scale projects in Business Intelligence and Reporting for 11 countries. He was also a part of Larsen & Toubro in leading the Finance function for L&T’s Design Engineering Unit. He has extensive experience in developing and implementing strategic plans. Anuj is a qualified Chartered Accountant, a member of ICAI and has done his MBA from IIM- Bangalore. Anuj is passionate about Formula One and is an ardent traveler.
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF SOFTWARE ARCHITECT
Virendra is an enthusiastic Research & Analytics professional with progressive experience in Consumer Insights and Data Analytics. He has more than 25 years of experience as a Technologist, Data Architect, and IT leader and specializes in developing and executing dynamic technological solutions along with conducting complex infrastructure modifications to create dynamic solutions. He has a deep understanding of the technology landscape and is passionate about solving challenging technological problems by leveraging emerging technologies to deliver simplified and innovative results.
He is also associated with MS-SQL Server PASS and speaks at several SQL Saturday gatherings across the globe. Virendra is certified in Data Mining and Analytics from IIT Roorkee and Alumni of IIM Lucknow (IIML) with expertise in Digital Transformation. While being the technological mogul he is, he is also an exceptional cook who creates gastronomical wonders. He is a voracious reader and an avid traveler as well.
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF SALES OFFICER
Vijay has 18+ years of experience in the field of sales & operations. He is an expert in setting up sourcing & distribution network across the country. Vijay has been instrumental in establishing sourcing & fulfillment network for SahiBandhu in 24 States & 5 UTs in less than 3 years, covering 60% of the districts.
Vijay is a seasoned Financial Inclusion professional having worked with institutions like Coromandel Infotech, FINO, and Manipal Business Solutions. Vijay is a post-graduate in computer science from Kurukshetra University. Vijay is very passionate about landscape photography and has a great eye for detail. He also loves to play badminton and is an ardent traveler as well.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Amit has 21+ years of experience in the software products and service industry, both in India and internationally i.e. the USA and UK. He consistently demonstrates technological prowess, leading product development teams and assuming pivotal roles as an architect across various projects.
Amit holds a Bachelor's from NIT Trichy and an Executive MBA from IIM Lucknow. He has held impactful roles at Bharti Telecom, Infosys, Morgan Stanley, and Bank of America, and led Ascentx Software in India while collaborating with global banks like Prudential, Bank of Montreal, Citibank, and Wells Fargo. He has also held key positions at Royal Bank of Scotland. In his role as the Vice President for Platform Engineering, Machine Learning, and Distributed Ledger Technology at Magic FinServ, Noida. He demonstrated technical prowess, strategic insight, and dedication to a healthy lifestyle and music.
Niranjan is an accomplished management professional with extensive financial and accounting background. He has 11+ years of experience in handling all aspects of Finance - Budgeting & forecasting, taxation, finalization of accounts, financial analysis & MIS reporting. He is extremely organized and can coordinate multiple projects with ease.
At SahiBandhu, Niranjan has been leading the finance function wherein he is responsible for entire P/L management, Budgeting, variance analysis, cash-flow monitoring. He is a qualified Chartered Account & a member of ICAI. Niranjan is a very social person who likes to meet new people and loves to learn new languages. He is a talented cook and also enjoys playing badminton and table tennis.