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Just Dial net profit falls 16% in Q3, elevates RV Raman as CTO

RV Raman, CTO, Just Dial Limited

RV Raman, CTO, Just Dial Limited

Just Dial Ltd, the online local business search engine firm that is morphing into an e-commerce marketplace, has recorded a 16 per cent dip in net profit for the third quarter ended December 31, 2015 on account of slowing revenue growth and higher expenses.

The Mumbai-based company’s net profit’s declined to Rs 26.9 crore from Rs 32.14 crore reported in the same quarter a year ago.

Revenue grew by 11 per cent to Rs 171.33 crore (Rs 154.42 crore).

Just Dial’s overall costs’ increased by 28.6 per cent to Rs 142 crore (Rs 110.4 crore)

New CTO

The company has appointed RV Raman, the former India sales head of TV streaming device maker Slingbox, as chief technology officer. Raman had joined Just Dial in September 2015 as deputy CTO, as per details on his LinkedIn page. Before that, Raman worked at Forus Health, a medical device startup.

Just Dial’s previous CTO Sandipan Chattopadhyay had stepped down on December 31.

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