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Snapdeal appoints Bhuvan Gupta as Vice President­Engineering

Snapdeal has strengthened its technology leadership by appointing Bhuvan Gupta as Vice President­Engineering. In his new role, Bhuvan will be responsible for further strengthening the company’s technology platform by building technology which further eases merchants to sell online, the company said in a statement. This is in continuation with the company’s vision of helping a million merchants to go online in 3 years, the statement added.

Snapdeal has been ramping up its engineering team aggressively to further build and enhance customer and seller experience on its site. With the aspiration to become a globally renowned technology leader, Snapdeal’s 1000+ people strong engineering team aims to continue raising the bar on technology that enables great buyer and seller experience.

Bhuvan comes with a vast experience across technology positions in multinational companies across industries, successfully leading technology functions and galvanizing their growth. With over 15 years of experiences, he holds an engineering degree from Birla Institute Technology and Sciences (BITS), Pilani and a business degree from the prestigious Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi. Prior to joining Snapdeal.com, Bhuvan was the CTO at BSB Portal (JV between BSB and Yahoo Japan). At BSB,he built the engineering team that developed popular Hike Messenger, Wynk Music and One touch internet, powering key mobile data initiatives for Airtel.

Speaking about his appointment, Bhuvan Gupta said, “e­Commerce is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country today. I have closely followed Snapdeal’s growth story and it is great to see how the organization succeeded in building its technology as one of its core competencies. This is a great opportunity and I look forward to be a part of this company and contribute to Snapdeal’s vision of creating life changing experiences for buyers and sellers”.

“We are thrilled to have Bhuvan join the Snapdeal family. Bhuvan comes with a rich experience and has been at the heart of key mobile and technology innovations in his previous organizations. Technology and innovation are at the core of our company, and we are positive that his passion for technology will ensure that Snapdeal continues to innovate and create life changing experience for buyers and sellers. His on boarding is in line with our plan of onboarding over 1000 of the top computer engineers in the country to make Snapdeal a technology powerhouse.” said Rohit Bansal, Co­founder at Snapdeal.com.

(Source: Press release)

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