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Zomato co-founder Gaurav Gupta steps down

Gupta mentioned in an email that he will be stepping down from his role as COO and co-founder of the food delivery app.

Gaurav Gupta, who was co-founder and head of supply at Zomato has announced that he is stepping down. He announced the following in an email - “I will be vacating this position at Zomato. I was anyway not doing this role, and it will be great for all of us if we find someone better than me to do this role,” he said.

Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal also took to Twitter to announce the changes in the leadership.

According to Zomato's website, Gupta (who's more popularly known as GG) has been instrumental in building many businesses like dining out, zomato pro, advertising, sales, and table reservations.

The announcement came a day after Zomato announced that it was shutting down its nutraceutical business - which Gupta was in charge of. Zomato also recently announced that it was shutting down its grocery delivery business.

In March 2019, recognizing his ‘founder’s mentality’ and hard work, GG was elevated to the position of founder at Zomato. Prior to joining Zomato, he worked with A.T. Kearney Limited for over 10 years. Gaurav holds an engineering degree from IIT-Delhi and an MBA from IIM-Calcutta.

This is the full text of the email that Gupta sent Zomato employees, according to Zomato's blog post.

All,

I am in love with Zomato and will always be. Came in 6 years back not knowing what this would turn out to be. And what a mind blowing and amazing journey this has been. Feel proud of where we are today, what we have overcome to get here and feel even more proud of what we will achieve in the future.

I have always been asked this question – where does all this energy come from and what keeps you going? Answer is simple and very unique to us – from all you amazing people and how this bunch comes together to create magic.

I am taking a new turn in my life and will be starting a new chapter, taking a lot from this defining chapter of my life – the last 6 years at Zomato. We have a great team now to take Zomato forward and it’s time for me to take an alternate path in my journey. I am very emotional as I write this and don’t think any words can do justice to how I am feeling right now.

I couldn’t have asked for more – I am so grateful for all the experiences I have had and thankful to all the folks around me for helping me become a much better person. I won’t be able to stay away from all of you and you will see me around and in action every once in a while. How can I not be there for the town halls – aisa to ho hi nahin sakta.

Thank you Deepi for making me a part of this journey. I will always cherish the amazing times we have had together. I have learnt a lot from you all along and I know in my heart that you will take Zomato to heights that most cannot even imagine.

A big hug to MG (Mohit Gupta), Akshant, Akriti and RG (Rahul Ganjoo) for being such amazing pals on this journey.

Love you all. Do what you do best – create magic. Super proud of all of you.

GG