India, November 28, 2023: Mr. Harshvardhan Lunia, Founder & CEO, 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.

Jitendra Gupta-FCC Co-Chair

"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,”

Mr. Harshvardhan Lunia.

“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."

Mr. Jitendra Gupta

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.

Harshvardhan Lunia - FCC Chair

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:

Digital LendingMr. Harshvardhan Lunia, Founder & CEO, Lendingkart Technologies Pvt. Ltd.Mr. Hemant Gala, CEO, PhonePe Credit Services Pvt. Ltd
InvestmentMr. Prabhakar Tiwari, Chief Growth Officer, Angel OneMr. Ujjwal Jain, CEO, PhonePe Wealth Broking Pvt. Ltd.
InsurtechMr. Chiranth Patil, Co-Founder & Director, Riskcovry Insurtech PlatformMr. Pranshu Diwan, Chief Business Officer- Insurance Paytm Insurance Broking Pvt. Ltd.
RegtechMr. Ankit Ratan, CEO & Co-Founder, Signzy Technologies Pvt. Ltd.Mr. Jay Dembani, Head of Products, Hyperverge
Digital Financial Service ProvidersMr. Sujith Narayanan, Co-Founder & CEO, Fi Money (Epifi Technologies)Mr. Jitendra Gupta, Founder, Jupiter
P2P LendingMr. Achal Mittal CEO NDX P2P Pvt. Ltd. (Liquiloans)Mr. Rajat Gandhi, Co-Founder & CEO, Faircent

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