Zomato announced the appointment of G. T. Thomas Phillippe as its General Counsel. Thomas was a partner at Khaitan & Co, New Delhi prior to joining Zomato.
"Thomas joins us at a strategically important time, as we grow rapidly. We are confident his experience and perspective will bring significant value to our team," said Sameer Maheshwary, CFO - Zomato.
Thomas has over 13 years of experience as a private practice lawyer in both domestic and cross-border M&A, private equity, and venture capital transactions. During this time, he has acted for both international and domestic acquirers and targets on several marquee transactions and has also advised clients on various entry and exit strategies in the country.
Over the last several years, Thomas has advised e-commerce and financial technology companies as the head of the e-commerce practice at the New Delhi offices of Khaitan & Co. He has advised on capital raising endeavors, day-to-day operational matters involving regulatory complexity, and bespoke contracting solutions to facilitate innovative product rollouts.
“Zomato is poised for immense growth in the immediate future, and it is an exciting opportunity to be a part of. I look forward to working with the team and building the company together, " added G. T. Thomas Phillippe, General Counsel, Zomato.
Over the last year, Zomato has been strengthening its leadership team to accelerate business growth. In the past few months, the company has hired GE veteran- Sameer Maheshwary as the CFO, MakeMyTrip COO- Mohit Gupta as the CEO for the Food Delivery Business and Digital Practice Leader (Asia Pacific) at Egon Zehnder and Principal at Bain & Company- Rohithari Rajan as the Global Head for its Ad Sales Business.