Indonesia | 17 July 2015 | Asia Samachar |
Sundeep Singh Sahni, the co-founder of Lazada Indonesia who recently participated at the Sikh Youth Australia (SYA) leadership bootcamp, has been appointed into the core leadership of Mumbai-based taxi service provider Ola.
He has been made the vice-president of new initiatives for the Indian application-based cab service provider, according to India media reports.
The Australian bootcamp was led by Singapore-based entrepreneur Ash Singh, who will also be leading a similar bootcamp in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A camp planned towards the end of this month was postponed due to Ash having to undergo an eye surgery [see here].
“Sundeep brings with him a unique experience of setting up an e-commerce venture from scratch in a new country. His intuitive knowledge and experience of startups having been on both operational and investment sides in his past roles will be valuable for us,” said Bhavish Aggarwal, co-founder and chief executive officer of Ola, in a report at Business Standard released yesterday.
It added that Sundeep’s understanding of the industry, his experience of striking key partnerships and building a formidable network will be critical in our mission to build mobility for a billion people.
“In a world where technology is reshaping business models like never before and transforming customer experiences, Ola is years ahead in its thinking of building a thriving transportation focused ecosystem. It was Bhavish’s vision to disrupt mobility at the grass roots level that attracted me towards Ola,” the same report quoted Sundeep on his new role.
Sundeep, with over nine years of experience, has been a successful entrepreneur and played a pivotal role in establishing Lazada in Indonesia, South-East Asia’s biggest e-commerce company, backed by players such as Rocket Internet and Temasek Holdings. Under his guidance, Lazada Indonesia has grown to become the country’s largest e-commerce shopping portal.
At Lazada, he successfully closed over $100 million of fund-raising rounds from reputed European investors. He has also closed an exclusive brand partnership with Motorola and Xiaomi, the reports added.
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