People Digest: PayU ropes in five senior execs; Grofers hires 5,000

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Digital payments company PayU India has recruited five senior executives as it undergoes a major leadership restructuring, while Grofers has hired 5,000 employees for its warehousing and front-end operations.

PayU makes five senior hires

Naspers-backed digital payments company PayU India has recruited five senior executives as it undergoes a major leadership restructuring.

The company has named Noopur Chaturvedi as its country head of small and medium businesses, Alim Khan as senior vice-president of compulsive business, and Ashish Pathak as head of legal and compliance, it said in a statement. Besides, Ashish Chattoraj has been appointed as HR head for PayU India while Priya Cherian is the global HR head for credit business.

“The company will leverage the experience and expertise of these leaders to further upscale its business and continue to innovate products and services based on advanced technology,” the statement added.

Last month, PayU’s two managing directors, Shailaz Nag and Jitendra Gupta, were reported to have quit the organisation. The company had officially announced the appointment of Anirban Mukherjee as the new CEO of its Indian entity in February.

Grofers hires 5,000 for warehousing, front-end ops

SoftBank-backed online grocery retailer Grofers has hired 5000 employees in its warehousing and front-end operations in response to the growing demand, PTI reported.

Besides, the company is also planning to expand its operations to tier-II cities next year. It may also evaluate options to enter the territories of Jammu and Kashmir in the future. Currently, the company operates 45 warehouses to feed 16 cities across the country.

In May, Grofers announced a fundraise of $200 million in Series F round led by SoftBank Vision Fund.