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Manohar Charan joins ShareChat as VP, corporate development and strategic finance

He has experience in investment banking, M&A, investor relations and strategic finance

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MUMBAI: ShareChat, India’s own social media platform, has appointed Manohar Charan as vice president, corporate development and strategic finance.

With over 11 years of experience in investment banking, mergers and acquisition (M&A), investor relations and strategic finance, Manohar has worked with companies like Zomato, Uber, Royal Bank of Scotland, PropTiger-Housing.com and many more. Manohar will lead the investor relations, M&A, strategic finance and legal functions at ShareChat.

Manohar was the VP at Zomato where he was instrumental in setting up the Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team. Manohar was also in a leadership role at Uber where he was heading strategic finance for India and South Asia.

He has led a series of M&A transactions when he was with Prop Tiger, including acquisitions like Housing.com and Makaan.com. At ShareChat, he will be reporting to Ankush Sachdeva, co-founder and CEO.

ShareChat co-founder-CEO Ankush Sachdeva said: "Manohar brings strong expertise in corporate finance, M&A and investor relations. He is a proven business leader with strong strategic acumen, financial expertise and operational focus. He will be a valued member of our leadership team as we continue to execute on our long-term strategy."

Manohar Charan said: “It gives me immense pleasure to have the opportunity of working with a company that is pioneering the regional narrative in the internet space. Today, ShareChat is building a home-grown social media platform to cater to the next internet wave the nation is yet to witness. I am looking forward to contributing to the company’s growth with respect to my core area of expertise. I am thankful to the founders and the board for their trust and confidence in me, and we will together build ShareChat as India’s first successful social media company.”

Alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad and IIT Kanpur, Manohar has worked across Hong Kong, Singapore and India. Over the past five years, he has developed the skill-set of building, scaling and efficiently running internet-first businesses with a sharp focus on unit economics and fiscal prudence.

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