Snapdeal gets Amitava Ghosh on board as VP-engineering
Prior to this, Ghosh was the chief technology officer at TaxiForSure before Ola Cabs acquired the company. He headed the India engineering team.BY Indian Retailer Bureau | Aug 06, 2015 | comments ( 0 ) |
Ghosh, who has over 17 years of experience in building web-based products and platforms, will lead the development of intuitive technology solutions at the Delhi-based online marketplace.
Prior to this, Ghosh was the chief technology officer at TaxiForSure before Ola Cabs acquired the company. He headed the India engineering team of Tribune Digital Ventures earlier.
Snapdeal said in a press release that under Ghosh's leadership the company has launched Newsbeat, a mobile application which provides personalised audio streams of news stories.
For almost a decade, Ghosh was associated with Yahoo, where he was responsible for building platforms and user experiences for listings, media verticals, communities and social products. He holds an MTech degree in biochemical engineering and biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Ghosh will work out of the company's technology innovation centre in Bengaluru.The company plans to double the headcount at this centre to 400 by the end of the year.
"We are building the strongest technology team at Snapdeal to create a future ready and innovative technology infrastructure," said Rohit Bansal, co-founder of Snapdeal. "Customer service interface is one of the key verticals of our technology infrastructure and we are looking at strengthening it further to offer a superior experience to our customers."
The company plans to double the strength of its technology team to 2,000 by the end of this year. It has significantly ramped up its technology leadership team and hired senior executives from across the globe. Anand Chandrasekaran, former chief product officer of Bharti Airtel; Gaurav Gupta, former India head of Scalearc, a San Francisco Bay area startup; and Bhuvan Gupta, former chief technology officer of BSB Portal, a joint venture between Bharti SoftBank and Yahoo Japan are among such executives who have joined Snapdeal as core members of the technology team.
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