OLX elevates Irwin Anand as India COO, rejigs top deck

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 04, 2016 01:28 IST
A screengrab of the OLX website shows services offered by the company. (olx.com)

Online classifieds platform OLX India has elevated Irwin Anand as the chief operating officer and made other additions to its leadership team.

It has also named Suresh Krishnan, former eexecutive director and VP - finance at Accor Hotels as chief financial officer.

Besides, the firm has roped in Sun Pharmaceutical’s former human resources director Joyeeta Chatterjee as Chief HRO.

“The journey of OLX from an unknown brand to the leader in online classifieds in India has been full of pioneering moments and milestones. “In order to become the best classifieds team in the world and to drive our next set of goals, we have strengthened our team,” OLX India CEO Amarjit Singh Batra said in a statement.

OLX India claims to have 80% market share of the consumer-to-consumer (C2C) online classifieds in India. Anand, who was previously serving as the chief growth officer, will drive product, technology and customer experience functions in his new role.

In his over three years experience at OLX, he has led initiatives spanning mobile marketing, business development, strategy and customer lifecycle management. He will also drive the product-led growth, user-retention, and monetisation strategy in a mobile-first context, it said.

As the CFO, Krishnan will lead all financial decisions of OLX India. Chatterjee, with her 21 years of experience, will promote organisational effectiveness and drive new HR initiatives.

OLX, which has a presence in 40 countries, allows consumers to buy and sell products including household items, furniture, consumer durables, musical instruments, vehicles, electronics, property and local services.

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