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V E E F I N

Meet Our Team

Founders

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Raja Debnath gautam-sir

Managing Director of Veefin Solutions Ltd | Entrepreneur & SME Banking Advisor

Raja Debnath is an accomplished professional with a distinguished background in the banking industry. With an impressive academic journey, Raja holds MBAs from SBS, Oxford University, and JBIMS, Mumbai University. His exceptional expertise and diverse experiences have been honed through his work with organizations such as IFC (a World Bank Group Organization) , EY, Citibank, Kotak, GE, and Whirlpool.

During his tenure at IFC, Raja served as a Global Advisory and Business Development Expert for Supply Chain Finance (SCF) and Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Banking in Asia. His profound knowledge and strategic insights have benefited over 25 lenders across the globe. Raja played a pivotal role in leading IFC's SCF advisory multi-bank programs in emerging geographies such as Bangladesh, Vietnam, Oman, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Sri Lanka.

At Kotak Mahindra Bank, one of India's largest private sector banks, Raja initiated and built the Small Business Unsecured Lending vertical. His visionary leadership and innovative approach contributed to the growth and success of this vertical.

Currently, as the Managing Director of Veefin Solutions, Raja Debnath is spearheading the company's ambitious journey towards becoming the #1 Global SCF Platform. With his extensive knowledge of Supply Chain Finance, SME banking, and global advisory, Raja is driving Veefin Solutions towards providing unparalleled solutions and services to businesses worldwide.

Outside of his professional accomplishments, Raja Debnath finds great joy and fulfillment in pursuing a diverse range of hobbies and interests. One of his greatest passions lies in the realm of gastronomy. Raja thoroughly enjoys exploring the culinary world, both as a creator and a connoisseur. Raja Debnath has also ventured into the world of entrepreneurship within the culinary industry. As a testament to his passion for food and his keen business acumen. Clearly, someone who always does what he loves the most!

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Gautam Udani gautam-sir

Chief Operating Officer & Wholetime Director of Veefin Solutions Ltd | Entrepreneur & Technologist

Gautam Udani, the Chief Operating Officer of Veefin, is a dynamic and visionary leader with a strong background in technology and entrepreneurship. He holds a BE degree from Mumbai University and a Masters in IT from NJIT, USA. Gautam's passion for innovation and technology has driven him to become a two-time founder and a true technology enthusiast.

As the technical architect of Veefin's SCF platform, Gautam showcases his exceptional ability to apply tech innovations to complex problem statements across various industries like Education, Real Estate and E-Commerce. His profound expertise and strategic insights have been instrumental in shaping Veefin's cutting-edge platform.

In 2006, Gautam founded Infini Systems, a software services company that catered to the Education, Real Estate, and Ecommerce industries. Under his leadership, Infini Systems successfully led, built, and delivered over 250 applications by 2018, earning a reputation for excellence and innovation.

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Beyond Infini Systems, Gautam's entrepreneurial journey continued as he founded Mad Orders, India's first midnight food delivery platform. Through his innovative thinking and business acumen, he successfully scaled Mad Orders and eventually sold it to Specialty Restaurants, marking another triumphant exit. Gautam's entrepreneurial spirit didn't stop there. He went on to co-found and successfully exit three more technology startups.

As the Chief Operating Officer of Veefin, Gautam Udani brings his wealth of experience, and a keen eye for technological advancements, Gautam ensures that Veefin remains at the forefront of innovation in the SCF industry.

Apart from his professional accomplishments, Gautam is a cricket enthusiast and his love for the game leaves no boundary unexplored. When he's not strategizing Veefin's next move, you'll find him at a cricket ground with his pads on or cheering his favourite team and analyzing every play with the precision of a seasoned analyst/expert.

Senior Management

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Jigar P. Shah gautam-sir

Chief Of Staff, Veefin Solutions Ltd.

Jigar Shah is an accomplished professional with over 17 years of experience in the lending and Supply Chain Finance (SCF) ecosystem. Currently serving as the Chief of Staff at Veefin, a leading enterprise solution company in the digital lending space, Jigar brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role.

Prior to joining Veefin, Jigar had a successful tenure at Larsen & Toubro, where he gained valuable insights into the financial industry. He holds an MBA from Mumbai Education Trust, which has equipped him with a solid foundation in business management.

Jigar is known for his expertise in process improvement and performance measurement, which he aligns with product delivery goals. He is skilled in identifying areas of improvement and implementing strategies to optimize operational efficiency and drive business success.

Jigar also has a keen understanding of modern employee training, motivation, productivity, and management, which he applies to foster a positive and high-performing work environment at Veefin.

With his extensive experience in lending and SCF, combined with his strong background in process improvement and performance measurement, Jigar plays a crucial role in driving Veefin's strategic initiatives and ensuring smooth operations. His leadership and visionary approach make him a valuable asset to the company, contributing to its overall success in the BFSI industry.

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Sagar Mahajan gautam-sir

Chief Delivery Officer, Veefin Solutions Ltd

With over 21 years of extensive experience in technology implementation and providing techno-functional solutions, Sagar Mahajan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role as the Chief Delivery Officer at Veefin Solutions. Having worked with organizations such as Aditya Birla Capital, RBL Bank, HDFC Bank, and JP Morgan Chase, Sagar has honed his skills in delivering exceptional results within the financial sector.

Sagar holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Mumbai University, which has provided him with a strong foundation for his career in technology and delivery management. His dedication to staying at the forefront of technological advancements enables him to effectively bridge the gap between technology and business requirements. Previously, Sagar played a pivotal role in establishing the Business Solutions Group at Aditya Birla Finance, where he successfully implemented and managed technology solutions across the company.

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As a founding team member involved in setting up and implementing the RBL Bank tech infrastructure, Sagar's expertise played a vital role in laying the foundation for the bank's technological capabilities. His strategic vision and meticulous approach have been instrumental in delivering seamless and efficient tech solutions that drive operational excellence.

As the Chief Delivery Officer at Veefin Solutions, Sagar Mahajan is responsible for ensuring the successful implementation and delivery of Veefin’s one-of-a-kind solution to clients, Sagar leads the delivery team in surpassing client expectations and achieving operational excellence.

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Binny Shah gautam-sir

Head of Product, Veefin Solutions Ltd

With over 16 years of experience in building scalable technology products, specializing in Supply Chain Finance (SCF) and Embedded Systems. With a diverse background working with renowned organizations such as Tech Mahindra, British Telecom, and Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd, Binny brings a wealth of expertise to her role as the Head of Product at Veefin Solutions.

Binny holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Mumbai, providing her with a strong technical foundation for her career in product development. As a core product designer, Binny possesses a unique ability to conceptualize and bring innovative solutions to life. With a focus on SCF, Binny has played a pivotal role in designing the technology architecture for SCF transaction management across various SCF loan products. In addition to her technical prowess, Binny is also an advocate for a safe and inclusive workplace. She chairs the POSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment) committee at Veefin Solutions, ensuring a respectful and supportive work environment for all employees.

As the Head of Product at Veefin Solutions, Binny leads a team of talented professionals in developing cutting-edge solutions that meet the evolving needs of the SCF industry. Her strategic vision and deep understanding of technology trends ensure that Veefin's product portfolio remains at the forefront of innovation.

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Payal Maisheri gautam-sir

Chief Financial Officer, Veefin Solutions Ltd.

With over 15+ years of experience in managing all aspects of finance across various industries, Payal has a diverse background that includes founding P.M. Maisheri & Associates and working at Deloitte Haskins & Sells bringing in a wealth of expertise to her role as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Veefin Solutions.

Payal is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and holds a Bachelor's degree in Management Studies from NMIMS. Her educational background, combined with her extensive industry experience, has equipped her with a strong foundation in finance and business management. Throughout her career, Payal has served as the acting CFO for multiple companies, including Cumulative Ventures, Genrobotics, Emandi, and An ode to Gaia. In addition to her finance expertise, Payal also chairs the POSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment) committee at Veefin Solutions. Her commitment to fostering a safe and inclusive workplace ensures that the company maintains a respectful and supportive environment for all employees.

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As the CFO of Veefin Solutions, Payal plays a critical role in shaping the financial strategy and driving the company's financial performance. Her approach to financial planning, coupled with her expertise in navigating complex financial landscapes, ensures that Veefin Solutions remains robust and well-positioned for sustainable growth.

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Minesh Chopra gautam-sir

Head of Technology, Veefin Solutions Ltd.

With over 12 years of experience in building software and tech architectures specifically tailored to the financial industry, Minesh has worked with organizations such as JP Morgan, AurionPro, Qunniox, and Infosys, bringing in a wealth of expertise to his role as the Head of Product at Veefin Solutions.

Minesh holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from KJSCE, Mumbai University, which has provided him with a strong technical foundation for his career in product development. As a core technology architect, Minesh possesses a unique ability to design and build robust tech architectures that cater to the specific needs of the financial sector.

With a strong focus on supply chain finance (SCF), Minesh has played a vital role in designing tech architectures for SCF Loan Origination Systems (LOS) and workflow-based product stacks across various SCF loan products. His expertise in this domain has enabled businesses to achieve seamless integration within the SCF ecosystem.

As the Head of Technology at Veefin Solutions, Minesh leads a team of talented professionals in developing cutting-edge software solutions that meet the evolving needs of the financial industry. His strategic vision and deep understanding of technology trends ensure that Veefin's technology landscape remains at the forefront of innovation. With Minesh's expertise and leadership, Veefin Solutions is able to deliver scalable, user-friendly, and technologically advanced products that empower businesses in the supply chain finance landscape.

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Chintan Lad gautam-sir

Head of Product, Veefin Solutions Ltd.

With over 14 years of experience in the technology and banking sector, he serves as the Product Head at Veefin, playing a crucial role to ensure the financial institutions journey towards digital transformation. His career began in the realms of UI/UX design, progressing through pivotal roles as UX Lead and Project Manager. Chintan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Mumbai, and an MBA in Marketing from Periyar University, this has furnished him with an in-depth understanding of the software development lifecycle from conception to completion.

At Veefin, Chintan is instrumental in driving customer success. His approach is deeply rooted in understanding the unique needs of each client, thereby ensuring the delivery of solutions that are highly effective. His remarkable communication skills are key to forging lasting relationships with clients and fostering a collaborative and supportive team environment. Beyond his technical and professional prowess, Chintan is recognized as a leader and mentor and is dedicated to the growth and skill development of his team, ensuring they advance in their professional trajectories.

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As the Product Head at Veefin, Chintan Lad oversees a dynamic team of professionals dedicated to financial institutions using Veefin’s SCF and Digital Lending solutions. His extensive 14+ years of experience in technology and banking with strategic insight into industry trends places Veefin at the pinnacle of innovation. Chintan's deep understanding of both technology and client needs ensures that Veefin remains a leader in the industry. Under his expert leadership, Veefin continues to offer scalable, intuitive, and state-of-the-art solutions, empowering lenders to thrive in today's fast-paced digital landscape.