New Delhi, India, August 25, 2014: askmeBazaar, India’s largest managed marketplace, has appointed Mr. Ashish Kumar to lead technology and increase its focus on optimizing buyer acquisition. Ashish is a serial entrepreneur and has started multiple tech companies in the last decade, with a couple of successful exits to his name. Prior to starting his engagement with askmeBazaar, Ashish was CEO (India) at BSE listed Kellton Tech, a software services firm that acquired his last company.
Talking about Ashish joining the company, CEO of askmeBazaar Kiran Murthi said, “askmeBazaar is focused on a team that can meet its goals of bringing more and more SMEs on the ecommerce marketplace and enable it to move ahead in its second phase of growth. Ashish’s joining askmeBazaar as the technology head is move in this direction. Ashish is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur and someone who has worked across multiple countries with varied sized companies. His indepth understanding of the ecommerce industry will be of vital importance to the company and its growth.”
Ashish Kumar, Head of Technology, askmeBazaar, said, “I am deeply impressed with askmeBazaar’s team and vision of using technology to reach out to 900 million users of this country – something that even very well funded e-commerce players aren’t focusing too much on. I have spent enough years in small-town India to realize the value a company like askmeBazaar can add to sellers in a country like ours, and that excites me.”
“If I am successful in what we are trying to build at askmeBazaar, my aunts in small town India will love me more for making their life easier – something that they can’t say for their other nephews who are working with other e-commerce players in the country”, added Mr. Kumar, who has created companies with strong profit-margins earlier.