In order to speed up its e-commerce division LeMall, Chinese internet corporation, LeEco has hired Qualcomm's Jaiteerth Patwari as its R&D head. Patwari will be heading the LeMall’s development center and will be assisting the company to develop the ecommerce business of LeEco.
He was associated with Qualcomm for 14 years and has been responsible for carving and developing patents related to content monetization and distribution. Apart from that, he was also involved in successfully rolling out the world's first Qualcomm mobile application store and messaging products.
Apart from Patwari, LeMall’s R&D cell is on the spree to further strengthen its team by adding 50 more engineers with the talent to build highly-scalable distributed e-commerce platform. Patwari said that in the next couple of months, company will look at aggressively scaling up operations for LeMall in India.
With its headquarter located in Bengaluru, LeMall is planning to beef up its team to 1000 people by the end of 2016. Currently, company carries its operations with the squad of 200 employees. Once the LeEco gets the approval, it will launch its 5-10 flagship stores in prominent cities in next 3-6 months. The company has already filed an application with the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) seeking approval for opening single brand retail shops in the country.