Shailesh Baidwan Takes Helm as New Voyager and PayMaya President

Clarke Velasco
Veteran business leader Shailesh Baidwan has been named the president of Voyager Innovations, where he will be in charge of operations and help shape its strategy and business direction.

Shailesh Baidwan Takes Helm as New Voyager and PayMaya President
Shailesh Baidwan Takes Helm as New Voyager and PayMaya President

He will also assume the same role in PayMaya Philippines, Voyager's fintech arm, and the leading digital financial services provider in the country.

"Voyager and PayMaya are trailblazers in the Philippine digital financial services industry. Together with the rest of the management team, I am very keen and excited to drive PayMaya's consumer and enterprise businesses leap of growth to its next phase," said new president Baidwan.  

Baidwan, who will be reporting to founder and chief executive officer Orlando Vea, brings more than 25 years of management, operations, business development, sales, and marketing experience to Voyager and PayMaya.

"We welcome Shailesh to Voyager and PayMaya. I’m confident that his extensive global experience and track record will complement our vision for digital and financial inclusion in emerging markets. His strong management experience will help shape the companies not only as industry leaders but also as employers of choice and responsible corporate citizens,” said Vea.

Baidwan’s financial services experience includes significant management roles at American Express and Visa across the Asia Pacific Region. He spent ten years at American Express in various assignments in Singapore, including a post as Vice President of Card and Lending, and culminating in a four-year stint as CEO of American Express Banking Corporation - India where he also directly headed the consumer issuing business of the company.

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Voyager is the leading technology company in the Philippines. Its mission is to accelerate digital and financial inclusion in the Philippines and enable the broader Filipino population to participate in the digital economy.

In the last quarter of 2018, Voyager raised USD215 million, the largest private fund-raising to-date in a Philippine technology company. It is backed by PLDT, the Philippines’ leading telecommunications company; global investment firm KKR, Tencent Holdings Ltd, the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation and IFC Emerging Asia Fund.

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