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OLX India announces new senior leadership appointments

04-February-2016
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OLX India announces new senior leadership appointments

OLX India has announced new developments within the company’s Indian leadership. New additions have been made to the Indian leadership team with Suresh Krishnan, former Executive Director and VP Finance at Accor Hotels coming on board as the Chief Financial Officer, OLX India, and Joyeeta Chatterjee, former Director, Human Resources at Sun Pharmaceutical, joining as the Chief Human Resources Officer.

In addition to this, Irwin Anand, former Chief Growth Officer at OLX India has been elevated to play the role of Chief Operating Officer, OLX India.

Amarjit Singh Batra, CEO, OLX India, said, “The journey of OLX from an unknown brand to the leader in online classifieds in India has been full of pioneering moments and milestones. Building the consumer-to-consumer (C2C) market in India involved a winning strategy, laser-sharp focus, and solid execution. In order to become the best classifieds team in the world, and to drive our next set of goals, we have strengthened our team and brought Suresh and Joyeeta on board. This is the first of many exciting developments that will be happening at OLX over the next couple of years.”

As the Chief Financial Officer with 17 years of global experience across Asia, USA, and Europe in industries such as financial services, healthcare, and hospitality, Krishnan will not only lead all financial decisions of OLX India but also prepare the company for a year of robust growth. Before joining OLX, Krishnan was with Accor Hotels and prior to that he was the Group CFO at GE Capital India.

Krishnan said, “A leader in online classifieds in many countries globally including India, I am excited to join a young and energetic team and in partnering with them in their phenomenal growth story.”

Chatterjee has a rich and diverse experience having worked across several industries including logistics, media, information technology, telecom, and pharmaceuticals. Donning the hat of the Chief Human Resources Officer, Joyeeta will leverage her diverse experience of 21 years to promote organizational effectiveness, and drive new HR initiatives.

On her appointment Chatterjee said, “I joined OLX to become a part of a big data, internet, and technology-based company that is challenging traditional business models. Opportunity to work with a whole new generation of employees, who are entrepreneurial, mavericks, and very smart, and knowing that I am their people-practice nurturer and custodian makes me proud.”

Anand in his new role will be the Chief Operating Officer at OLX India, driving product, technology, and customer experience functions. In his 3.5 years journey at OLX, Anand has led diverse initiatives spanning mobile marketing, business development, strategy, and customer lifecycle management. He has a rich experience of 15 years driving business functions in the technology space, with his last stint being with Yahoo! India, driving inorganic user growth. In his new role Irwin will drive the product-led growth, user-retention, and monetization strategy in a mobile-first context.

Anand said, “OLX has become the gold standard for used goods buying and selling in India. This is the outcome of our customer first mindset - solving user problems and needs through relentless iterations. As we move along, we will continue to foster a culture of experimentation and operational excellence in our path towards sustainable growth.”

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