Snapdeal hires for­mer Tax­iForSure tech head Ami­tava

The Pak Banker - - COMPANIES/BOSS -

DELHI: Online mar­ket­place Snapdeal.com said on Thurs­day that it has hired ex-Tax­iForSure ex­ec­u­tive Ami­tava Ghosh as its vice-pres­i­dent en­gi­neer­ing. Ghosh was pre­vi­ously the chief tech­nol­ogy of­fi­cer at cab ag­gre­ga­tor Tax­iForSure be­fore the com­pany got ac­quired by com­peti­tor Ola. Be­fore that, he headed the In­dia en­gi­neer­ing team of Tri­bune Dig­i­tal Ven­tures. He has also worked with Ya­hoo for al­most a decade where he was re­spon­si­ble for build­ing plat­forms and user ex­pe­ri­ences for list­ings, media ver­ti­cals, com­mu­ni­ties and so­cial prod­ucts.

Ghosh holds a mas­ters in tech­nol­ogy de­gree in bio­chem­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing and biotech­nol­ogy from the In­dian In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, Delhi. Ghosh will work out of the com­pany's tech­nol­ogy in­no­va­tion cen­tre in Ben­galuru. Cur­rently, 200 em­ploy­ees work out of this of­fice. The com­pany plans to dou­ble the num­ber by the end of this year.

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