Former Head Of Google Search Amit Singhal Joins the Paytm Board

Amit Singhal, Google’s longtime chief of search, and one of its earliest employees has joined the board of online payments and e-commerce firm Paytm to strengthens its financial and technology management.

Paytm’s CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma in a Facebook post had indicated this, when he posted a video in which Singhal is seen talking about something awesome coming up soon.

Amit Singhal’s 15-year career at Google began when he rewrote the search engine’s ‘ranking algorithm’, helping engineer the formulas that decide how web pages respond to user input. He led a team responsible for creating Google Search as well as the core search quality department.

Prior to Google, he worked at AT&T Labs, where he conducted extensive research in IR and database programming.

He will be joining Paytm as an additional director on the board.