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Nitin Chauhan joins Paytm Payments Bank as CISO

Paytm Payments Bank has appointed Nitin Chauhan as its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). In his current role at Paytm Payments Bank, Nitin will be in charge of Information Security, setting up and enhancing the firm’s enterprise security strategies, infrastructure and network design. This also includes securing all lines of network and interoperability for PPB customers, and services across partner banks and financial services. He will also ensure regulatory compliance with an emphasis on building a security framework for all Paytm Payments Bank customers.


Nitin comes with around two decades of experience across Information and Cybersecurity. Prior to joining Paytm Payments Bank, he served as the CISO at RBL Bank for over 6 years and also worked with Kotak Bank and other financial institutions. He graduated in Commerce from Delhi University and holds an MBA degree in IT and International Business. He is a CISA professional and is a certified Lead Auditor from BSI for BS 25999 and Lead Implementer for ISO27001 security standards.


Speaking on the new appointment, Renu Satti, MD & CEO, Paytm Payments Bank, said, “It gives me immense pleasure to welcome Nitin to the Paytm Payments bank team. He is a seasoned Information Security professional, and his experience in creating and deploying security solutions will play a key role in ensuring we continue bringing the most secure and innovative digital-first offerings for our users.”


Nitin Chauhan said, “Paytm Payments Bank has huge focus on information and cybersecurity and compliance aspects across all areas. We will continue to build secure and sustainable information and cybersecurity practice at the bank.”


The bank has introduced a first-of-its-kind facility to create a Fixed Deposit when the customer balance exceeds Rs.1 lakh at the end of day. It has also unveiled a “Paytm Ka ATM” outlet that allows customers to open Saving Accounts and deposit/withdraw money. These specially branded outlets will play a key role in bringing banking access to smaller cities and towns by ensuring customers find it easy to locate an access point near them.