Nium Founder and CEO, Prajit Nanu named EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Bay Area Award Finalist
Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates driven entrepreneurs who are building bolder futures
SAN FRANCISCO, May 1, 2023 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has announced that Prajit Nanu, Founder and CEO at Nium was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Bay Area Award finalist. Now in its 37th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all.
Nanu was selected by an independent panel of judges. Entrepreneurs were evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.
“I answered the call to be an entrepreneur back in 2013 and while there is more hard work to be done, it’s been an incredible journey so far,” said Nanu. “Being named a finalist is a tremendous honor as it not only recognizes my personal achievements, but those of my incredible team. Together we’ve built one of the biggest brands in fintech, and our growth has no limit. I’m humbled and grateful for this recognition and cannot wait to see what the future holds for this great company.”
Nium provides business payments infrastructure to move funds instantly around the world. As CEO, Prajit leads all aspects of the company’s strategy. Based in the company’s co-headquarters in San Francisco, he is currently focused on expanding the breadth, depth, speed, and reach of Nium, creating more ways for money to move fast, safe, and easy. Today, Nium operates in 20 countries, providing the ability for businesses to send money to more than 190 countries – 100 of which in real-time, receive money in 35 countries, and issue cards in 34 markets.
Prior to co-founding Nium, Prajit held leadership positions in various global organizations. He was the Global Sales Director at TMF Group, a multinational professional services firm headquartered in Amsterdam, and was the Vice President of Sales and Account Management at WNS Global Services, a business process management company.
Regional award winners will be announced on June 9, during a special celebration. The winners will then be considered by the National judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®,one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2024.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 11,000 entrepreneurs throughout the US since its inception in 1986, and it has grown to recognize business leaders across 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.
Nium was founded on the mission to deliver the global payments infrastructure of tomorrow, today. With the onset of the on-demand economy, its payments infrastructure is shaping how banks, fintechs, and businesses everywhere collect, convert, and disburse funds instantly across borders. Its payout network supports 100 currencies and spans 190+ countries, 100 of which in real-time. Funds can be disbursed to accounts, wallets, and cards and collected locally in 35 markets. Nium’s growing card issuance business is already available in 34 countries. Nium holds regulatory licenses and authorizations in more than 40 countries, enabling seamless onboarding, rapid integration, and compliance – independent of geography. The company is co-headquartered in San Francisco and Singapore, with regional offices in London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai.
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