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Jul, 04 2018

Zomato appoints Mohit Gupta as CEO-Food Delivery Biz

Gupta, who was formerly COO Online at the online travel portal, will be responsible for leading the growth and P&L (profit and loss) of Zomato’s food delivery business.

After witnessing a slew of exits over the last year and a half, restaurant discovery and food delivery firm Zomato is strengthening its senior management and leadership teams. The Gurgaon based firm has brought on board former MakeMyTrip executive Mohit Gupta as the CEO of its food delivery business.

Gupta, who was formerly COO - Online at the online travel portal, will be responsible for leading the growth and P&L (profit and loss) of Zomato’s food delivery business, a spokesperson for Zomato said. Gupta will report to Zomato’s Founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal.

Food delivery has been one of the most crucial areas of growth for Zomato with the vertical contributing about 30% of the overall revenues as of FY18.

Currently, Mohit Kumar who was the co-founder of Runnr, heads global business for Zomato’s food ordering and delivery platform and will be responsible for building the firm’s logistics stack within that business.

Gupta`s appointment comes two months after the firm brought on board former GE executive Sameer Maheshwary as its CFO in May.

Zomato, which saw its co-founder Pankaj Chaddah quit the firm in March, has seen a slew of top-level management changes over the last 2 quarters. The firm is increasingly looking to strengthen its core teams and leadership to accelerate the growth of its business.

As part of this effort, Zomato has also hired Rohithari Rajan to lead its global advertising P&L even as former global advertising sales head Gaurav Gupta moved up the ladder taking on the mantle of COO at the firm, ET had reported in March.

The firm has also internally shifted existing global senior leaders to its headquarters in Gurgaon, as part of these efforts with Zomato’s country manager for South Africa and sales head for Portugal, Steven Murray, set to lead its India people development efforts while Oytun Calapover, Zomato’s country manager for Turkey and UAE taking on the mantle of growth for listings and reviews product in India.

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