GQ has named Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the founder and CEO of India’s largest payments and commerce company, Paytm in the much prestigious ‘GQ Awards 2016, Men Of The Year’. The annual list recognizes excellence across sectors – from cinema and fashion to business and sports. Vijay is the first Indian startup entrepreneur to be recognised among the GQ Men of the Year. In hisacceptance speech, he dedicated the award to the incredible efforts of the ingenious team at Paytm.“I am honored to feature in the list. This is a recognition of our efforts to build India’s biggest cashless ecosystem and bring half a billion Indians to the mainstream economy by 2020. It also validates the efforts of the Paytm team to build India’s first $100 billion firm using mobile payments, commerce and our upcoming payment banking services“, said Vijay Shekhar Sharma. Vijay believes in the triumph of the world’s underdogs – people who are written off at different points in their lives, and pull off striking comebacks. He is inspired by Jack Ma, Steve Jobs and Sunil Mittal.
The GQ Men of the Year Awards recognizes mavericks from across business, cinema, social work, sports and the arts.
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GQ-Gentlemen’s Quarterly is an international monthly men’s magazine based in New York City. The publication focuses on fashion, style, and culture for men, though articles on food, movies, fitness, sex, music, travel, sports, technology, and books are also featured.
Gentlemen’s Quarterly was launched in 1931 in the United States as Apparel Arts. It was a men’s fashion magazine for the clothing trade, aimed primarily at wholesale buyers and retail sellers. Initially it had a very limited print run and was aimed solely at industry insiders to enable them to give advice to their customers.