Snapdeal appoints Anand Chandrasekaran as chief product officer

MUMBAI: Online marketplace Snapdeal has appointed Anand Chandrasekaran as 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 and product strategy.


Snapdeal co-founder Rohit Bansal 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 senior director for mobile.


Chandrasekaran added, “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, he worked with Openwave. Earlier, he co-founded Aeroprise Inc, which became the most-deployed solution worldwide for mobile service management, raised $7 million in funding and was later acquired by BMC Software.

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