CarDekho Group, India’s leading auto-tech company, has appointed Sharad Saxena as chief executive officer (CEO) of its used car business.
Saxena will oversee the pan-India used car business of the company, team development and work on strengthening the organisation’s business offering through retail and dealer relationships. He will operate out of the CarDekho’s Gurugram office and will report to Amit Jain, CEO and co-founder, CarDekho Group.
With over 16 years of experience in various globally reputed organisations across a wide range of sectors, Saxena has built and nurtured several high-performing teams and businesses.
Saxena is a well-respected business leader with expertise in strategic business management, large scale business transformation, and people leadership.
Before joining CarDekho, he was working with McKinsey & Co. India office as a senior advisor serving large pharma and healthcare clients on business strategy, commercial excellence, and digital transformation.
Before McKinsey, Saxena was the chief operating officer (COO) at OYO Rooms for their flagship hotels franchise business in South Asia. His other professional experience spans different marquee organisations (ITC Limited, Max Healthcare, Ranbaxy) in various strategic capacities. Saxena is an alumnus of IIT Delhi and IIM Ahmedabad.
“I am delighted to welcome Sharad Saxena to the CarDekho family. Sharad’s proven track record of scaling up varied businesses profitably in demanding circumstances, team development and strategic thinking will be immensely beneficial as we embark on CarDekho’s next growth phase. His deep knowledge and expertise will enable us to supercharge the Used Car business while we continue delighting our customers,” said Jain.
“I am very excited to be a part of the CarDekho Group and lead the Used Car team, which has achieved several milestones in the recent past. I look forward to working with the team to provide exceptional experience to our customers, execute the organisation’s growth plans and create exponential value for all the stakeholders,” added Saxena.
Jaipur- headquartered CarDekho Group currently operates leading Indian auto portals - CarDekho.com, Gaadi.com, ZigWheels.com, BikeDekho.com and PowerDrift.com with footprints in India and South-East Asia.