Sanjeev Patel
Chief Executive Officer
Tata Communications Payment Solutions Limited

Sanjeev Patel is Chief Executive Officer of Tata Communications Payment Solutions Ltd (TCPSL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Communications Limited. Tata Communications is a part of the $103.27 billion Tata group. He is responsible for defining and delivering the business strategy and providing overall leadership for TCPSL’s operations in India.

Sanjeev joined TCPSL in February 2013, just when the company was embarking on its next phase of growth. In addition to TCPSL being a prominent Brown Label ATM deployer it has spearheaded the launch of India’s first White Label ATM network in the country under the brand name Indicash, an initiative in line with Reserve Bank of India’s vision to drive ATM penetration across the country. The Indicash network currently spans 8,400 ATMs at 5100 locations across 20 states. With over 20 years of experience in banking, he has held a broad range of leadership positions across payments, retail banking, product management, marketing and sales.

Prior to TCPSL, Sanjeev was the Executive Vice President of HDFC Bank, responsible of direct banking channels and strategic initiatives. He was actively involved in channel business transformation from service to sales, scaling the ATM business up by 200 per cent. His experience was instrumental in synergising capabilities across large operations and manpower teams to significantly improve cost and operational efficiencies. Sanjeev has also been associated with leading organisations such as HSBC, ANZ Grindlays Asian Paints, Tata Motors and Thermax in the past.

He is a Director on the Board of 2 Tata Companies and also on the Board of CATMi (Confederation of ATM Industry) and has been a member on influential forums such as the NPCI Steering Committee of National Financial Switch, Mobile Payments Forum of India and Interbank Mobile Payments System, all aimed at driving industry level policies.

Sanjeev is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from the Government College of Engineering, Pune and also holds a PG in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.