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Snapdeal appoints Airtel’s Anand Chandrasekaran as Chief Product Officer

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Snapdeal appoints Airtel’s Anand Chandrasekaran as Chief Product Officer

Snapdeal has announced the appointment of Anand Chandrasekaran for the role of Chief Product Officer. Chandrasekaran most recently served as Chief Product Officer at Bharti Airtel, where he was responsible for product conceptualization, design and delivery as well as driving strategic technology partnerships, driving product strategy and roadmap for Wynk Music, Airtel Money, API products etc. as well as product and operations for Airtel Online, an e-commerce service, and MyAirtel app with over 28 million monthly users and over $1 billion in annual GMV.

Rohit Bansal Co-Founder, Snapdeal said, “We are very excited to have Anand on-board. He comes with 15 years of rich experience in building world class products for at scale digital businesses.  Snapdeal is in a phase of hyper growth and I believe under Anand’s leadership we will set new benchmarks for intuitive and highly engaging products not just within India but globally as well.”

Previously, Chandrasekaran was with Yahoo, where he held roles of senior Director of Search Products and member of search leadership as well as Sr. Director for Mobile. He led the mobile product and engineering teams to build next generation mobile experiences, product growth, monetization, content discovery and personalisation for products like Mobile Search, Y! TimeTraveler and Yahoo! Answers.

Speaking about his move Chandrasekaran said, “I am truly excited to be a part of the young and dynamic team at Snapdeal. The company’s vision to solve a real and existing challenge in the country – that of access for consumers and of reach for small and medium businesses is very inspiring. I look forward to working towards building a highly scalable, sustainable, innovative and future ready technology platform that will be seen as an example for others to emulate in the years to come.”

Prior to Yahoo, Chandrasekaran was Director of Product at Openwave driving product management for the mobile mediation gateway which touched 200 million subscribers (through 70 operators) and generated $150 million in revenue. Earlier, he co-founded Aeroprise Inc.; under Chandrasekaran's leadership Aeroprise became the most-deployed solution worldwide for mobile service management, raised $7 million in funding and was later acquired by BMC Software.

In 2010, he was named by World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader, a community of outstanding leaders committed to impacting the future.

Chandrasekaran holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in Communications Engineering from PSG College of Technology.

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