GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) and its Board of Directors has named Aman Bhutani, previously President of Brand Expedia Group, as the company's new CEO, effective September 4th, 2019. Scott Wagner, Chief Executive Officer, will step down for health reasons.
Scott Wagner, GoDaddy's Chief Executive Officer stated, "It has been a great privilege to lead GoDaddy and have grown with the company for almost eight years. The Board and I have worked to identify a tremendous successor and lay the groundwork for a smooth transition. Aman brings a wealth of experience to GoDaddy – an extraordinary track record in growing a scaled business, deep expertise in product and engineering, and strong delivery across go-to-market. Aman is an exceptional leader and has created strong followings in every organization he's led."
A nine-year veteran of Expedia Group Inc., Aman most recently served as the President of Brand Expedia Group, the largest contributor to the company's 19% annual growth over the last five years. The Brand Expedia Group encompasses the flagship Expedia brand, Travelocity, and Orbitz, among others. In his prior role as CTO and Senior Vice President of Engineering, he led the vision and development of a single global technology platform designed to support multiple brands and partners, serving 90 million monthly unique visitors and driving more than $50 Bn in annual gross bookings value.
On his appointment Aman stated, “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead this incredible company," said Bhutani. "GoDaddy's extraordinary focus on constantly innovating and improving for its entrepreneurs has built a devoted and rapidly growing customer base. I look forward to working closely with everyone at the company to seize the vast opportunities that lie ahead."
A BA in Economics graduate from Delhi University, Aman’s appointment is effective from September 4th, 2019. He joins the ranks of an increasing number of Indians who are at the helm of leading multinational firms.
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