Vishwas Patel

  • Vishwas Patel

    CEO, Avenues India Pvt. Ltd

    As the Founder-CEO of Avenues India Private Limited, Vishwas has guided the company to become South Asia's No. 1 eCommerce service provider. He oversees the strategic planning, execution and financial management at Avenues.

    The company's first initiative, CCAvenue® was launched in September 2001 and it today provides payment gateway services to thousands of eMerchants across the world. More than 85% of India's Web Merchants are using the CCAvenue payment gateway solution. The solution is India's largest direct debit engine, which connects to more than 50+ Indian banks in real time and processes all types of Credit Cards, Debit Cards and Cash Cards. ResAvenue®, the second initiative is the fastest growing Hospitality solution in the Indian Sub-continent. Launched in 2004, more than 1500 hotel properties in Asia are using ResAvenue's state-of-the-art booking engine, distribution services and payment gateway services on their hotel websites. EventAvenue®, the third Initiative was launched in 2006 and was India's first and the industry's leading online registration and payment gateway software that is used by event organizers, corporations, schools, universities, associations, temples, non-profit and government organizations, and more, for conferences, trade shows, sporting events, class admission registrations, donation collection, webinars and other event managements. More than 600 conferences, exhibitions, webinars, class admission registrations, concerts and sporting events were powered by EventAvenue during the last calendar year making it one of the fastest growing online registration and payment gateway solution in South Asia.

    He has been featured extensively in many publications and has been bestowed with many awards including the Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Award by (ISC)2 the non-profit global leader in educating and certifying information security professionals, in Bangkok in 2007. Vishwas is also the Co-Chairman of the Payments Council of India as well as the Chairman of the Merchant Aggregator Committee of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and is an active speaker at many Internet related forums.

    Prior to founding Avenues, he was a practicing counsel on the Original Side of the Bombay High Court. He also co-founded the SEASONS Group of Companies, which owns the fashion brand 'SEASONS' (www.seasonsIndia.com), which today is the top name in the branded Indian ethnic garments industry and is retailed at over 1500 top outlets in over a 100 cities around the globe. Vishwas is also involved in his family's construction business, which has constructed several landmark structures in India's financial capital, Mumbai. Vishwas is a Commerce graduate and holds a Degree of Law from the Mumbai University.