Voyager Innovations Inc. on Monday announced the appointment of former executive of American Express as its new president.
Voyager named Shailesh Baidwan as president, reporting to founder and chief executive officer Orlando Vea.
Baidwan will be in charge of the company’s operations and help shape the company’s strategy and business direction.
Baidwan also takes on the same role as president of PayMaya Philippines (PayMaya), Voyager’s fintech arm and the leading digital financial services provider in the country.
As an internationally seasoned business leader, Baidwan brings over 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.
Baidwin said Voyager and PayMaya were 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,” he added.
Baidwan’s financial services experience includes major management roles at American Express and Visa across the Asia Pacific Region.
He spent 10 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 Corp.-India where he also directly headed the consumer issuing business of the company.
Before American Express, he had a six-year stint at Visa as director in various roles, overseeing product development and portfolio management as well as marketing for emerging products and services across the Asia Pacific region.