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Quikr appoints Manish Sinha as head, Quikr Homes

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Digital | April 24, 2015
He will be responsible for growing the company's real estate business across India. Sinha has over 15 years of experience.

Quikr has appointed Manish Sinha as head of Quikr Homes, its real estate vertical. He will be responsible for growing Quikr's consumer real estate business across India, and leading strategy and growth plans for the rest of its real estate categories.

Manish Sinha

Pranay Chulet

Pranay Chulet, founder and CEO, Quikr, says, "Over the last few years, we have seen tremendous organic growth in our real estate business, due to the large amount of consumer demand our platform attracts. Launching a dedicated real estate platform for our users was the next logical step for us. Manish's arrival is well-timed with our growth strategy of going deeper in categories where we already have a leadership position, and we are delighted to have him on our team. We are confident that he will lead Quikr Homes to new heights of success."

On his appointment, Sinha says, "We have an exciting journey ahead as we go deeper in real estate. We already have a leadership position and a very high level of transaction flow in the category. I look forward to working with the rest of the Quikr team to further support this transaction flow, by offering our users a richer real estate experience."

Sinha has over 15 years of experience across management, consulting and entrepreneurship. With the goal of building customer-focussed and technology leveraged businesses, he founded online real estate venture Favista in 2011 and also launched game and app creator Rovolt. Prior to that, he managed a business unit at WNS and was also with Capital One in the US.

Sinha spent the first few years of his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.

Quikr is a cross-category classifieds platform that is used by over 30 million unique users a month. It is present in 1,000 cities in India and operates in over 10 categories that include mobile phones, household goods, cars, real estate, jobs, services and education. Quikr operates across desktop, laptop and mobile phones, and allows consumers as well as small businesses to sell, buy, rent and find things across multiple categories with great ease.

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