Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma was recently invited to dinner by the Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck during his two-day visit in India. Sharma felt honored to meet him and to share King’s thoughts about the future.
Paytm is a leading Indian digital payments and financial services company, founded by Vijay Shekhar Sharma in August 2010. It offers multiple digital financial services such as mobile payments, banking, e-commerce, prepaid card issuance and more. With over 300 million active users, the company is a major player in digital payments sector.
Vijay Shekhar Sharma is an Indian computer scientist, technology entrepreneur, and founder and CEO of Paytm. He is among the first internet entrepreneurs to emerge from the country and is considered an industry leader in digital payments. Sharma started Paytm from his bedroom in Noida at the age of 24 and helped pioneer the transformation of the digital payments industry in the world’s second most populous country.
The dinner between Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Sharma focused on topics related to strengthening the bilateral relationship between India and Bhutan, as well as ways to bolster economic cooperation. During the dinner, Sharma was enthralled by the King’s vision for the future.
Prior to the dinner, King Jigme also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as well as several other Indian business leaders. During their meeting, both leaders discussed China’s attempts to expand its influence in the Himalayan nation. Bhutan’s Prime Minister Lotay Tshering also recently noted China’s role in resolving the border dispute related to the Doklam tri-junction.
Sharma’s dinner with the King of Bhutan marks an important milestone in the relationship between India and Bhutan. The outcome of the dinner, which focused on areas of economic cooperation, may have a major effect on the present and future cooperation between the two countries.