Ola poaches Joy Bhandarkar from Flipkart for new initiatives
08 December 2015
Ola, India's leading mobile app for personal transportation or taxi aggregator service, has announced the appointment of Flipkart's Joy Bandekar as corporate president to lead new initiatives.
Bhandarkar brings over 20 years of experience across various industries, including 10 years in ecommerce across India and South East Asia. Joy will be part of Ola's core leadership team, focusing on new initiatives for the company.
Joy joins Ola from ecommerce major Flipkart where he was most recently working with the designation of corporate president. With a Masters in business management and a degree in mechanical engineering, Joy has worked with large Indian and multinational organizations like Kirloskar, Reliance Industries, Maxworth Orchards and Atcom Technologies in his career spanning over 20 years.
He is a seasoned hand in the internet industry, having spent the last ten years in various roles, with organisations like eBay Inc and Flipkart.
Bhavish Aggarwal, co-founder and chief executive of Ola, said, "We are excited to welcome Joy to lead new initiatives at Ola. His rich experience from a variety of businesses will be invaluable to us as we continue to grow on the demand for mobility ecosystem in India. I look forward to working with him in realising our mission to build mobility for a billion Indians."
Speaking about his new role at Ola, Joy Bandekar said, "Ola's focus on mobility and the way it has built an ecosystem to enable personal transportation for millions is awe inspiring. I am thrilled to be part of this growth story and look forward to contribute towards the success of the company in the time to come."