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CCAvenue founder Mr. Vishwas Patel wins top honors at the Economic Times Leadership Excellence Awards 2022
22nd August, 2022
The Economic Times Leadership Excellence Awards 2022 In acknowledgement of his stellar contribution towards the evolution and expansion of the Indian digital payments sector for the past 22 years, Infibeam Avenues' Executive Director Mr. Vishwas Patel was declared winner at the ET Leadership Excellence Awards 2022. His organization Infibeam Avenues Ltd was specially recognized for its immense contribution as a Fintech solutions provider for e-businesses in India and abroad. The Economic Times awards ceremony was held at the Grand Hotel in New Delhi on 22nd August 2022.

The primary objective of the ET Leadership Excellence Awards is to celebrate the excellence of business leaders recognized as icons, inspiration and game changers, having scaled new heights to transform the landscape not just in India,but globally as well. The Economic Times awards is the celebration of exceptional achievements from multiple fields like IT, Consumer Durables, Health, Retail, FMCG, Education, Real Estate, Fashion, Entertainment, Hospitality, Fintech and E-Commerce.

Vishwas is the founder of CCAvenue, the leading Indian payment gateway that also has a strong international presence in the US, Australia and the Middle East. In recognition of his achievements as a pioneer and leader in the digital payments industry, Vishwas has been appointed twice as the Chairman of the Payments Council of India (PCI), the apex non-government body in the country representing companies in the payments and settlements system. He has been invited as a speaker and guest at prominent industry events as well as on live television shows, while featuring extensively in various publications through the years.

The veteran payments entrepreneur has also launched other cutting-edge SaS solutions including ResAvenue, the complete hotel reservation and distribution platform, and BillAvenue, the RBI-approved operating unit for BharatBillPay, India's largest interoperable bill payment network.

"My heartfelt thanks to the Economic Times team as well as the respected jury members of these awards for considering me worthy of this honour," said Mr. Vishwas Patel, Executive Director of Infibeam Avenues Limited. "I sincerely appreciate the efforts of all those who have supported us in this journey. Special thanks to my team at Infibeam Avenues, our business partners and bank alliances for their important contributions over the years. Moving forward, this accolade will serve as a motivating force,pushing us to innovate further for the benefit of our enormous merchant base in India and abroad."

The list of prestigious awards and recognitions received by Vishwas includes the Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Award in Bangkok (2007), Best Payments Entrepreneur Awards at the Payments & Cards Summit (2019), Intellectual Explorer Award 2020, Business Entrepreneur of the Year - IT & SaS at the Entrepreneur Awards (2020) and Top Digital Leader at the DOD Awards (2021).