Classifieds platform OLX India has made new additions to the Indian leadership team with Suresh Krishnan, former Executive Director and VP Finance at Accor Hotels coming on board as the Chief Financial Officer, OLX India, and Joyeeta Chatterjee, former Director, Human Resources at Sun Pharmaceutical, joining as the Chief Human Resources Officer.
In addition to this, Irwin Anand, former Chief Growth Officer at OLX India has been elevated to play the role of Chief Operating Officer, OLX India.
Amarjit Singh Batra, CEO, OLX India, said, “In order to become the best classifieds team in the world, and to drive our next set of goals, we have strengthened our team and brought Suresh and Joyeeta on board. This is the first of many exciting developments that will be happening at OLX over the next couple of years.”
OLX India claims it already has 80% market share of the consumer-to-consumer (C2C) online classifieds in India, and is the number one classifieds for used cars and motorbikes, mobile phones, and household items. OLX has five times the brand awareness that of the number #2 player classifieds player. The auto category, from which 45% of the page-views come, has a brand awareness at least five times that of any other player in the industry (according to Google Trends). OLX is the number #1 buying + selling mobile App in India according to Google Play store and is currently trending at 2.8 billion page-views a month (January 2015).
As the Chief Financial Officer with 17 years of global experience across Asia, USA, and Europe in industries such as financial services, healthcare, and hospitality, Suresh will not only lead all financial decisions of OLX India but also prepare the company for a year of robust growth. Before joining OLX, Suresh was with Accor Hotels and prior to that he was the Group CFO at GE Capital India.