Lendingkart Technologies Private Limited, India’s leading fintech company, today announced the appointment of Asit Kumar as Chief Human Resources Officer and Nitin Shiralkar as Senior Vice President – Product Engineering.
Asit will be responsible for overseeing the company’s recruitment, talent management as well as strengthening workplace culture to create a vibrant workforce that is equipped, energized, and empowered.
In his new role, Nitin will bolster the product portfolio spearheading the company’s B2C product strategy in areas of digital Lending, xlr8 Platform for Offline to Online (O2O) channel, and App First vision to create enhanced customer experiences and a hassle-free onboarding for new customers to realize the company’s vision for financial inclusion in the country.
Commenting on the leadership appointments, Harshvardhan Lunia, Co-founder & CEO at Lendingkart said,” We are delighted to welcome Asit Kumar to lead Lendingkart’s human resources team and Nitin Shiralkar to lead our Product team. Being seasoned professionals, Asit and Nitin, bring vast industry expertise in talent management and building product strategies respectively. Amidst a rapidly changing business environment, the role of strong people strategies and a robust talent proposition cannot be over-emphasized. Delivering a seamless exposure to digital lending in this contactless world is evident. We believe Asit & Nitin are best suited to lead these functions and will add immense value to the organization.
Commenting on his appointment, Asit Kumar, Chief Human Resource Officer, Lendingkart said,” I am elated to take up my new role at Lendingkart. I look forward to collaborating with the leadership team to accelerate Lendingkart’s growth by strengthening talent management, streamlining workplace operations as well as developing upskilling strategies to nurture a future-ready talent base to deliver excellence to our customers. As Corporate India adapts to the varied changes as an outcome of Covid-19, we believe that a synergetic approach will create a more resilient talent force as well as a purpose-driven culture.”
Asit Kumar is a seasoned HR leader who brings over two decades of industry experience across engineering and product verticals in multiple industries – eCommerce, Retail, BFSI, Healthcare, and Lifestyle. His areas of expertise include Talent Management, M&A, Rewards and Benefits, Policy Design, and Analytics. Previously, Asit was the Head HR for the Retail Tech Team at Jio Platform Limited. During his tenure, Asit has led key HR positions at brands like Flipkart, IBM, Infosys, Computer Sciences Corporation, and HCL Technologies. He has an MBA in HR from XISS and has graduated in Statistics. Asit holds a “Design Thinking Certification from IDEO” and “Global Talent Management Leader Certificate” from Talent Management Institute. He was also recognized as “101 Most Fabulous HR Tech Leaders (India)” by ET & World HRD Congress in 2020.
“Over the years, Lendingkart has created a unique business strategy with a differentiated platform strategy with technology-first products and solutions to cater to the Indian MSME segment. I am delighted to join the company in this exciting phase and augment the product strategies to elevate the customer experience. Through strong ecosystem partnerships and robust product roadmap, the company is poised to see accelerated growth” said Nitin Shiralkar, Senior Vice President – Product Engineering.
Nitin is a veteran technology leader who has over 20 years of experience across product and services organizations. Prior to Lendingkart, Nitin was a Senior Manager, TPM, at Amazon and in the past has been associated with organizations like Symphony Teleca, CoreObjects India Pvt. Ltd & Geometric Software Ltd. Nitin has completed his engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT).