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Snapdeal ropes in ex- Housing CEO Jason Kothari as strategy, investment operations head

Jason Kothari Will Be Joining Snapdeal On January 16, 2017

PTI | Updated on: 11 Jan 2017, 05:37:24 PM
Snapdeal ropes in ex- Housing CEO Jason Kothari as  strategy, investment operations head (file pics)

New Delhi:

Snapdeal roped in Former CEO Jason Kothari to head its strategy and investment operations, on Wednesday. The decision was taken a day after the merger of the realty portal with PropTiger.

Kothari would work alongside co-founders, Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal and would work as Snapdeal's Chief Strategy and Investment Officer, Snapdeal said in a statement.

He will be joining Snapdeal on January 16, 2017, it added.

Interestingly, Snapdeal and are both backed by Japanese conglomerate SoftBank.

"Jason is a strong business leader & entrepreneur who has already been the CEO of two successful companies. Rohit and I warmly welcome Jason to the Snapdeal family and believe we will achieve even greater heights with his addition," Snapdeal co-founder and CEO Kunal Bahl said.

Kothari's responsibilities will include leading strategy, corporate development, including all investments and strategic partnerships; raising new capital for the company and portfolio management, overseeing companies that Snapdeal wholly owns or has invested in.

Kothari, on his appointment said, "Snapdeal is on its way to building one of India's best companies, and I look forward to helping in making that potential a reality."
On Tuesday, announced merger with News Corp-backed real estate brokerage firm PropTiger and the joint entity raised USD 55 million from Real Estate Australia (REA) Group and Softbank.

Under Kothari's stewardship, had changed its business strategy and plan, hired a new experienced management team, restructured and reduced operating costs by 70 per cent going from 2,500 to 900 employees.

Prior to joining, Kothari was CEO and Vice Chairman of character-based entertainment company Valiant Entertainment. 

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First Published : 11 Jan 2017, 05:29:00 PM