India: Paytm hires Myntra exec to head travel; Shuttl gets ex-Airtel exec to head growth

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Electronics payments company and marketplace Paytm has appointed Myntra senior executive Abhishek Rajan as the head of its newly-launched travel segment. Gurgaon-based bus aggregation platform Shuttl has appointed former Bharti Airtel executive Venkatesh Rangachari as its head of growth.

Paytm hires Abhishek Rajan of Myntra to head travel

Electronics payments company and marketplace Paytm has appointed Myntra senior executive Abhishek Rajan as the head of its newly-launched travel segment, as per a report in The Economic Times.

Rajan, an IIM- Ahmedabad alumnus, has over 11 years of experience across e-commerce, digital payments, technology and business consulting, financial advisory and consumer internet sectors, and has been working in the e-commerce and digital payments space for the last five years.

Prior to joing Paytm, Rajan was heading mobile business for FlipKart-led Myntra. He will join Paytm as vice president this week itself, and be based out of Bengaluru.

The Alibaba Group-backed Paytm launched its travel business in December last year, the space that was so far dominated by players like GoIbibo.com, MakeMyTrip.com, ClearTrip.com and Yatra.com.

Shuttl hires ex-Airtel exec as head of growth

Gurgaon-based bus aggregation platform Shuttl has appointed former Bharti Airtel executive Venkatesh Rangachari as its head of growth, as per a report in The Economic Times.

Before joining Shuttl, Rangachari was working as the chief operating officer for Airtel’s NCR region. He had more than a decade of experience on both operational and marketing sides of business, including managing large and diverse teams, products and geographies.

Rangachari, an IIM-Bangalore alumnus, will report to Shuttl CEO Amit Singh.

Backed by Sequoia Capital, Shuttl was founded by Amit Singh and Deepanshu Malviya in April this year. In just seven months of launch, the company claims to be averaging around 13,000 rides per day across Delhi-NCR.