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U GRO Capital appoints Pia Shome as the new Chief People Officer

By Leandra Monteiro

March 26, 2021

  • India
  • U Gro Capital
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U GRO Capital, U GRO, FinTech, Pia Shome, Chief People OfficerU GRO Capital, sector focused small business lending FinTech platform, announced the appointment of Pia Shome as Chief People Officer. In her new role, she will oversee building a quality talent pool across the nation as the company ramps up its geographical reach and expand its physical presence to 100 GRO Micro Branches in the coming year. She will also augment the culture of high performance and will also setup up clear career progression programs for U GRO Capital employees.

Shome is an INSEAD alumnus and has over 16 years of experience in the BFSI sector. She was previously Head – Human Resources at SMEcorner. Pia brings extensive experience, having worked in organisations like IDFC First Bank, RBL Bank, DBS Bank, Barclays Bank and TCS eServe International. She has played crucial roles in not only scaling up companies but also managing mergers of multiple financial institutions.

Announcing the appointment, Mr. Shachindra Nath, Executive Chairman and Managing Director of U GRO Capital stated, “It gives us immense joy to welcome Pia Shome as Chief People Officer. The realization of U GRO Capital’s aspiration to solve the unsolved credit gap of MSMEs depends heavily on the existence of a coherent, competent, passionate, and agile leadership team. We are confident that Pia’s addition to the team will stimulate a culture of meritocracy and ownership among our employees as we chart out their career progression with us.  We look forward to Pia’s contribution to help build scale as we spread across the country to help MSMEs. I wish her all the very best and a long and illustrious stint with U GRO Capital.”

On her appointment, Pia Shome said, “I am thrilled to be a part of the U GRO Capital team, which has a distinguished structure built upon the founding pillars of knowledge and technology. I firmly believe that people as well as technology shall be our biggest differentiators. In our journey ahead, our focus will be to build strong people capabilities and a culture driven by meritocracy. I am heartened by U GRO Capital’s aspirations of ongoing nationwide expansion and working towards a larger cause of solving the unsolved credit gap of MSMEs. I look forward to joining the team on this enthralling journey.”

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