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OLX India names Irwin Anand COO, Suresh Krishnan CFO

OLX COO Irwin Anand (left) and CFO Suresh Krishnan

OLX COO Irwin Anand (left) and CFO Suresh Krishnan

OLX India, the Indian arm of global online classified platform OLX, has elevated its chief growth officer Irwin Anand to the post of chief operating officer and appointed Suresh Krishnan as its new chief financial officer.

It has also brought in Joyeeta Chatterjee as its chief human resources officer.

“Building the consumer-to-consumer (C2C) market in India involved a winning strategy, laser-sharp focus, and solid execution. To drive our next set of goals, we have strengthened our team. This is the first of many exciting developments that will be happening at OLX over the next couple of years,” said Amarjit Singh Batra, CEO, OLX India.

In his new role, Anand will be responsible for driving product led growth user-retention and monetisation strategy in a mobile-first context. He has been a part of OLX India for more than three years leading initiatives spanning mobile marketing, business development, strategy and customer lifecycle management.

Krishnan will be responsible for leading all the financial and growth initiatives of OLX India. Prior to this, Krishnan was serving as the executive director and vice-president of finance at Accor Hotels. Earlier, he was the CFO at GE Capital India.

In her last assignment, Chatterjee was director, human resources at Sun Pharmaceutical.
A spokesperson for OLX India said the two new appointments are the first such for the company. However, it has always had a finance and a human resources team, the spokesperson added.

Launched in 2006, OLX India — the Indian arm of the Argentina-headquartered OLX—is a consumer-to-consumer (C2C) marketplace for used products, listing a range of household items, furniture, consumer durables, property and local services, etc. on OLX.in. OLX is present in 40 countries across the globe. OLX is controlled and operated by the South African media conglomerate, Naspers.

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