Paytm Mall has appointed some key executives to head different functions of the company, and has also absorbed over 800 employees from the parent company. Paytm Mall also said that it plans to hire about 2,000 more employees across business and technology roles this year.
The employees of the e-commerce unit of One97 Communications Ltd, were actively involved in the e-commerce business from One97 Communications, Paytm said in statement.
“I am excited to work with our long-standing colleagues to build the most trusted online shopping platform,” said Amit Sinha. Sinha recently took over as the Chief Operating Officer of Paytm Mall.
Sunil Goyal, who joined Paytm after his start-up Near.in was acquired by Paytm in 2015, will look after product and technology, according to a company statement.
Former Alibaba.com Director Bhushan Patil who joined Paytm last year will handle logistics from Bengaluru, while Vice-Presidents Saurabh Vashishtha and Amit Bagaria are placed in-charge of Marketing and Customer experience respectively.
This year, Alibaba-backed Paytm dived right in the middle of Indian e-commerce play with the launch of a standalone web portal and app Paytm Mall. Paytm E-commerce Pvt. Ltd, the legal entity for Paytm’s e-commerce business, raised $200 million from Alibaba Group Holdings and SAIF Partners in April.