FreeCharge, today, announced the promotion of Ankit Khanna to the position of Chief Operating Officer of the company. As a part of his expanded role, he will be managing product, user growth, user experience, and business development at Freecharge.
Before taking charge as the COO, Khanna was the Chief Product Officer with the company. Prior to this, he was the Senior Vice President, Product, at Snapdeal and has been with Snapdeal since the company’s inception in 2010, when he joined as the Product Head.
Over time, he led the product development team from scratch and helped build highly scalable and complex products encompassing buyer experience, seller ecosystem, supply chain management, payments as well as content and catalog systems at Snapdeal.
Welcoming Khanna, Jason Kothari, CEO of FreeCharge, said, “We are proud to announce Ankit’s elevation as the COO of FreeCharge. Ankit has brought in tremendous value and energy to the team and has played a pivotal role in the Company’s journey to become one of the fastest growing digital wallets in the country today. He has also helped build highly complex and scalable products encompassing various aspects of e-commerce and digital payments ecosystem and helped build a frictionless user experience.”
Speaking about his appointment, Khanna said, “I am excited about my new position at FreeCharge and look forward to continue my fruitful association with the Company. As digital payments gain more and more precedence in our lives and in the Indian economy, I am thrilled to be a part of the space. Along with the talented team at FreeCharge, I look forward to making further contributions to the Company going forward.”
Khanna holds a Bachelors in Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Before joining Snapdeal, he also co-founded Itasveer in 2006, an online solution for photo printing, which was later acquired by a Pune-based IT services company.