Taxi service app Ola has appointed Sundeep Sahni as its Vice President, New Initiatives. Sahni will be part of Ola’s core leadership team and will work on creating new partnerships and building the company’s network.
Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-founder and CEO, Ola said, “Sundeep brings with him a unique experience of setting up an e-commerce venture from scratch in a new country. His intuitive knowledge and experience of startups having been on both operational and investment sides in his past roles will be valuable for us. Sundeep’s understanding of the industry, his experience of striking key partnerships and building a formidable network will be critical in our mission to build mobility for a billion people.”
Sahni comes to Ola with more than nine years of business experience. He was previously with e-commerce company, Lazada Indonesia where he held the position of Co-Founder and Managing Director. Prior to Lazada, he worked with Watheeqa Capital Company, a private equity firm from Cairo. He was also with Credit Suisse in New York and London.
Speaking about his new role at Ola, Sundeep said, “Ola under Bhavish has revolutionised the personal transportation space in India and has made a real impact in the lives of millions of its customers and partners in a big way. In a world where technology is reshaping business models like never before and transforming customer experiences, Ola is years ahead in its thinking of building a thriving transportation focused ecosystem. It was Bhavish’s vision to disrupt mobility at the grass roots level that attracted me towards Ola. I look forward to executing on the company’s mission and working with the amazing team at Ola.”