Snapdeal appoints Amitava Ghosh as vice president – engineering

MUMBAI: Snapdeal has appointed Amitava Ghosh as vice president – engineering.


In his new role, Ghosh will lead the development of intuitive technology solutions for ease of accessibility and enhanced user experience on the marketplace. 


Ghosh comes with over 17 years of experience in building scalable web based products and platforms for consumer internet and enterprises.


Ghosh has spent several years working for a diverse set of organizations, both in India and USA, across Internet companies, medium strength organizations and Silicon Valley start-ups.


Prior to his appointment at Snapdeal, Ghosh was the chief technology officer at Taxiforsure before the company’s acquisition by OLA Cabs. Previously, he headed the India Engineering team of Tribune Digital Ventures (TDV). He has also had a decade long stint at Yahoo where he was responsible for building platforms and user experiences for listings, media verticals, communities & Social products.


Ghosh will work out of the company’s technology innovation centre in Bangalore.


Ghosh said, “Snapdeal’s growth in the technology space has been unprecedented. The clarity of vision and rigorous effort behind strengthening the vertical is commendable. All our efforts are towards ensuring that we deliver best in class experience to our customers. My focus would be on in-depth analysis of consumer insights to develop best mechanisms for delivering delightful customer experience. I am excited to be a part of this dynamic team and look forward to a challenging but exciting journey ahead.”


Snapdeal co-founder Rohit Bansal added, “Our vision is to build the most impactful digital commerce ecosystem in the country. We are building the strongest technology team at Snapdeal to create a future ready and innovative technology infrastructure. At Snapdeal, we believe that our business exists to serve our users and strongly feel that creating a frictionless buying and selling experience is key to our success. Customer service interface is one of the key verticals of our technology infrastructure and we are looking at strengthening it further to offer a superior experience to our customers We are delighted to have Amitava onboard and wish him a great journey ahead with Snapdeal family.”


The technology team at Snapdeal is currently 1000 people strong and company looks at doubling it by the end of this year.

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