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MobiKwik rejigs its leadership team

The digital financial services platform hires three business heads to achieve fourfold growth this year.

MobiKwik, a digital financial services platform, has appointed three business heads. The appointments are in line with the ongoing restructuring of the senior leadership team, so as to achieve fourfold growth in the current year.

MobiKwik rejigs its leadership team
Jalaj Khurana

Deepak Batra has joined as ‘head - online business’ at MobiKwik. He will be responsible to help the partners drive sustained growth in the online business. Jalaj Khurana has been appointed as the ‘head for unorganised retail’, and he will be majorly accountable for offline business through unorganised merchant network. The brand has also announced the appointment Chandan Joshi as ‘head - organised retail’.

MobiKwik rejigs its leadership team
Deepak Batra

Batra, with over 12 years of experience, is a seasoned general manager with extensive experience in scaling consumer internet businesses. In his earlier stint, he was responsible for setting up monetisation at OLX India, and establishing Real Estate category nationally for the classifieds business. An ex-consultant from Bain, he graduated from IIT Delhi and holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Jalaj Khurana brings with him an extensive expertise in GTM strategy and brand building at MobiKwik. He is a graduate from IIM - Calcutta, with over 13 years of sales and marketing experience in the FMCG industry, and has worked for organisations such as Reckitt Benckiser and Dabur in a variety of roles and geographies.

MobiKwik rejigs its leadership team
Chandan Joshi

Chandan Joshi has been a financial trader in global financial markets with Credit Suisse in London and Hong Kong. In 2015, he returned to India and launched Paketts, an innovative last mile logistics service company. He successfully exited the business after Paketts was acquired by Nuvo Logistics (parent company of Peppertap) in 2017. He comes with a diverse global experience in financial industry and investment banking with entrepreneurship expertise in India. Joshi is a graduate from IIT - Delhi, and an MBA from London Business School.

Speaking about the new leadership team, Upasana Taku, co-founder and director, MobiKwik, says in a company statement, “MobiKwik is evolving to become India’s largest digital financial services platform. We are in the process of rejigging so as to address the current and future business requirements. The hiring of the three business heads is in line with our business strategy. We are confident that the combined knowledge, expertise and experience, which the three business heads will bring to the firm, will further strengthen our foothold in the market. We look forward to a long term and fruitful association.”

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