Mr. Probir Roy


Probir roy

Probir Roy, Co-Founder and Board Director-Paymate

Mr. Probir Roy is educated at the University Of Surrey, UK, University of Delhi & Bombay, and Indian Institute of Management , Ahmedabad.
He has over 20 years of experience in technology, operations, strategy and playing leadership roles in diverse environments.

He was Vice President (Technology) at NewsCorp’s Star TV India, Member of their Executive Committee and Director, News Television India Limited.
He was also Chief of Staff to the Executive Chairman.

After that he was Chief Executive Officer of Havas WorldWide’s Interactive unit for India – the world’s No-1 New Media company, and Chief Technology Officer of their Indian and Middle East Operations and on their Worldwide IT Board.

Before he moved to the private sector and now as an entrepreneur he worked with the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna from where he was recruited by Dr. Raja Ramanna, former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission, into the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), and served with distinction over a decade in the Corporate Planning Group and as Head of Information Systems, at the Nuclear Power Corporation.

Probir Co-Founded & Promoted PayMate and Coruscant Tec.
Coruscant Tec. was acquired by Mukta Arts, and Paymate is a blue chip Silicon Valley funded company and is a pioneer and leading player in the electronic Payments space, specifically Mobile Payments & Banking.

Probir has raised over 100 crores for his various ventures from top Global VC/PE, and is associated with Mentoring several other cos as part of the NEN-SAP Emerging India Entreprenuership Program.

Probir is also the Co Chairman of the SRO & Regulatory committee of BCFI, Independent Director, BCFI, Executive Council Mobile Payments Forum of India & Payments Council of India, and on the Advisory Board of Nine River Capital – a boutique Fund/I Bank.