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Rustom Irani (Rustom) is the Managing Director of Hitachi Payment Services and is the Chief Executive Officer – Cash Business of Hitachi Payment Services. Rustom has been with the company for over 8 years, and served as the Chief Operations Officer of Hitachi Payment Services, before assuming the role of the CEO of the company’s Cash Business in April 2018. Prior to that, he was the Director of Operations, Technology, Field Engineering & Channel Management groups. He was instrumental in setting up the technology infrastructure, operations and process management teams for the company.
Before joining Hitachi Payment Services, Rustom worked with MindTree Ltd as a Senior Vice President in the IMTS (Infrastructure Management and Technical Services) business between May 2010 and Feb 2011. Prior to that he co-founded 7Strata (Sevenstrata) IT Services Pvt. Ltd. which specialised in providing Remote Infrastructure Management Services. His previous assignment before co-founding 7Strata, was with Yahoo India Web Services Private Ltd between August 2006 to July 2007. Prior to his assignment with Yahoo, Rustom was the Chief Technology Officer for Sify Limited, one of India's largest ISP companies where he worked between December 1999 and July 2006. Rustom also worked briefly with GECIS at Hyderabad as their VP and CIO, after spending 12 years with Citibank India’s Technology division, and a short stint at Tata Consultancy Services
Sumil Vikamsey (Sumil) is the Director for Finance & Human Resources at Hitachi Payment Services. He is responsible for driving the company’s financial performance to support strategic growth and manages Corporate Finance, Business Finance and Financial Operations. He is also responsible for the Human Resources function managing various aspects of people management & development. Sumil joined in 2010 and since then has held various senior level positions handling Business Finance, Sourcing & Analytics and WLA program at Hitachi Payment Services.
Sumil is a qualified Chartered Accountant and brings over 18 years of experience. He has worked with reputed organizations like SAP India, J. P. Morgan and Euronet. Sumil’s expertise is in building process oriented teams focused on delivering a healthy & sustainable estate for Hitachi Payment Services.
Sreekumar (Sree) is the Director for Domestic Sales & Relationship Management at Hitachi Payment Services. He is responsible for sales strategy, drives new business development and manages all customer relationships. Sree brings around 25 years of experience across various functions covering Field Service, Product & Service Sales, Distributor & Channel Network establishment, Channel Management, Sales & Distribution Strategy Formulation, Sales Forecasting, Product Marketing, Pre Sales, Lead Generation as well as Direct Sales.
His last assignment was with Diebold Systems as Senior Director Sales & Marketing, South Asia and had joined them in 1994. An Electronics & Telecommunication Engineer, Sreekumar started his career with Accel Systems.
Rashmi R. Parekh (Parekh) is the Director for Financial Operations at Hitachi Payment Services. Parekh brings more than 24 years of experience in multiple domains including Financial Controls, Finance Leadership, Structuring & Finalising Deals, Business Strategies and Operations Management.
Prior to Hitachi Payment Services, Parekh was Director at Jarvinia & Bhalakh, an FDI Fund form Cyprus between the period 2008 to 2015. Prior to Jarvinia & Bhalakh, he has worked with multiple companies in real estate, securities and audit. Parekh is a Chartered Accountant by profession.
Sanmitra Trivedi (Sanmitra) is the Director - HR & Administration at Hitachi Payment Services. In this role, Sanmitra is responsible for driving HR strategy to support company’s performance ambition by shaping and driving the people agenda. His operational focus is on building talent and organizational capability of the company, besides delivering on a compelling employee value proposition.
Sanmitra has over 25 years of experience with a proven track record across various industries in leading Organizational Growth, HR Transformation, Administration and CSR Functions both in India and abroad.
Sanmitra holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations and a Bachelor’s degree in Law. He has also served on various committees of several Industry Bodies.
Kapil Kini (Kapil) is Director – Business Finance at Hitachi Payment Services and is responsible for managing the P&L and driving all initiatives around Revenue Assurance, Cost Controls as well as Strategic Initiatives.
Kapil brings with him rich experience across various functions like BP&A, Marketing, Branch Operations, Sales Management and Sales Strategy. He started his career in USA and worked for over 9 years with Citigroup in their Mortgage business both in USA and in India. In his 3 years stint in Religare Enterprises, Kapil was Senior Vice President managing an SBU/Profit center in Mumbai in the SME Mortgage business in Religare Finvest Ltd (RFL). Prior to joining Hitachi Payment Services, Kapil’s last assignment was with Niyogin Fintech Ltd. as National Head – Sales where he was responsible for developing and leading a nationwide Sales & Distribution network and in growing Niyogin’s footprint in the SME segment.
Kapil holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is an ardent music lover and is extremely passionate about travelling.
Amit Shahani (Amit) is the Director for Operations at Hitachi Payment Services and is responsible for all ATM Operations and Field Services.
Amit has over 10 years of experience in operations and field engineering services in the oil field. He has worked with several international clients like Total, Exxon and Shell on high profile projects and was instrumental in maintaining high levels of Service Quality through reduction in NPT (Non Productive Time) of assets.
His last assignment was with Schlumberger Ltd as the Well Intervention Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, overseeing operations in 32 countries. Amit has a Bachelors Degree from IIT Madras.
Santhosh Nair (Santhosh) is Director - WLA Business, Site Acquisition, Projects & Relationship Management. He is responsible for the WLA program at Hitachi Payment Services and also manages key customer relationships, site acquisition and projects.
Santhosh has over 20 years of experience across Project Management, Service Delivery, Sales & Key Account Management. Santhosh joined in 2009 and since then has held various positions in projects, relationship management and sourcing. Prior to joining Hitachi Payment Services, he was working with Euronet where he managed key domestic and international customer relationships and was also responsible for execution of various international projects. Prior to Euronet, he worked with reputed organizations like IDBI Bank and The Indian Express Group
Gali Kishorebabu (Kishore) is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Head of the Technology team at Hitachi Payment Services. Kishore has close to two decades of experience in IT covering Telecom, Consulting and Financial Services including Project Finance, Retail Banking including Payments, Capital Markets and Mutual Fund. He has a rich blend of experience in Banking/Payments, Product Management, IT Strategy and Program Management & Tech-related Operations.
Prior to Hitachi Payment Services, he was with Financial Software & Systems Pvt Ltd. He has also worked with IDFC Bank Ltd., Cap Gemini Pvt Ltd and Reliance Infocom Ltd. Kishore is a Bachelor of Engineering from Madras University.
Vaibhav Janbandhu (Vaibhav) is the Vice President, Product Development & Solutions for Digital Business at Hitachi Payment Services and is responsible to transition the Digital Business from a Service led organisation to a Product based organisation. Merchant Payment Solutions, New Product Development and Digital Business Profitability are his key focus areas.
Vaibhav has wide experience in the Merchant Acquiring domain and has led Business Development, Product Design and Development, Strategic Alliances, Project Management and Delivery in his previous assignments. In his 12 years of experience, before joining Hitachi Payment Services, he has played a key role in developing new business and creating strategic alliances at Ezetap Mobile Solutions Pvt. Ltd. and YES Bank Ltd. He has also been associated with ICICI Bank Ltd. and Axis Bank Ltd. in his previous roles. He is a Computer Science Engineer and an MBA from IIT Kanpur.
Takahisa Shimoyama (Shimoyama) is the Executive Vice President - Strategy, Integration & Hitachi Synergy. He brings close to 30 years of experience in IT business at Hitachi Ltd. He started his career with Hitachi in 1989 and has been responsible for architecture design and project management of Information Systems for Japanese financial institutions. He also had experiences in United States at Hitachi America, Ltd and also in mainland China. He was the Director of Financial Channel Solutions and Payment Services Division from April 2016 and was responsible for planning new payment solutions and promoting solutions in APAC countries. From April 2018 he was appointed as the Executive Vice President of Hitachi Payment Services and is responsible for Hitachi synergy.
Mizuho Watanabe (Watanabe) is the Vice President for Finance. Watanabe has almost 20 years of experience in the finance function including cost control and management accounting.
He joined Hitachi Ltd. in April 2001 and was part of the accounting department. From 2001 to 2019, he has worked across various Hitachi divisions as an accountant including Software Development Division from April 2001 - January 2010, Finance Control Department of Systems & Services Business Division from February 2010 - September 2015 and Finance & Application Systems Division from October 2015 - April 2019. He was appointed Vice President - Finance at Hitachi Payment Services from May 2019.