Paytm is expected to seek shareholders' approval on July 12, to raise up to ₹16,600 crore through its initial share sale, giving it a valuation of over ₹1.78 lakh crore, a source said
NEW DELHI :
All Chinese nationals on the board of digital payments firm Paytm have been replaced by US and Indian citizens, while there is no change in the existing shareholding, according to a regulatory filing of the company.
Alipay representative Jing Xiandong, Ant Financial's Guoming Cheng, and Alibaba representatives Michael Yuen Jen Yao (US citizen) and Ting Hong Kenny Ho have ceased to be directors of the company, as per the regulatory document.
According to a source, Paytm now has no Chinese nationals on its board.
US citizen Douglas Feagin has joined the Paytm board on behalf of Ant Group.
Saama Capital's Ashit Ranjit Lilani and SoftBank representative Vikas Agnihotri have also joined the board, the company's filing showed. Todd Anthony Combs, investment manager at Berkshire Hathaway, has retired from the board. It was erroneously reported on Tuesday that Combs had joined the board.
Combs retired by rotation from One97's board on June 30, as per Registrars of Companies (ROC) filings.
One97 Communications is the parent firm of Paytm.
Paytm shareholders include Alibaba's Ant Group (29.71 per cent), SoftBank Vision Fund (19.63 per cent), SAIF Partners (18.56 per cent) and Vijay Shekhar Sharma (14.67 per cent). AGH Holding, T Rowe Price, Discovery Capital and Berkshire Hathaway hold less than 10 per cent stake each in the company.