Online fashion platform LimeRoad has hired Pankaj Jain as its Chief Financial Officer. Pankaj joins LimeRoad after a nine-year stint as the CFO of the ibibo group. A seasoned and result-driven finance professional, Pankaj Jain will be responsible for driving rapid growth, improving efficiency and delivering profitability at LimeRoad.
Suchi Mukherjee, Founder & CEO, LimeRoad stated, “Pankaj brings 20+ years of experience and was part of the Goibibo journey from the early days right through to the merger with makemytrip. He led the Redbus integration and launched strategic projects like PayU. Over the last 10 years, he saw the highs and the lows and knows what it feels like to be a highly ambitious challenger brand. We hit it off--he is a straight shooter, and still very hungry and eager to build greatness and I love that about him."
Pankaj comes with a two-decade rich experience in finance and business management, has made invaluable contributions to driving large M&A transactions and delivering value to stakeholders during the span of his career. At LimeRoad, he will be a part of the core management team, where he will lead the finance functions, enabling growth, better management, and scalability.
On his appointment, Pankaj stated, “Fashion is a $200 Bn industry, and LimeRoad with its deep focus on women, is one of the few e-commerce firms that’s quickly scaled and done so super efficiently, unlike most others. LimeRoad is on the path to profitability and this is just the right time for me to be a part of the top management at LimeRoad and see how much further I can help the firm grow. I look forward to working with this team.”
While serving as the CFO at the ibibo group, Pankaj started ibibo’s online travel business- Goibibo in 2009 and helped the new business to rapidly scale up. He has also played a pivotal role in concluding one of the largest acquisitions in the online space in India - Redbus. Prior to ibibo, he was the Finance and Strategy Director at Corning Inc, where he was responsible for setting up the company’s commercial operations in the Middle East.