Movers And Shakers Of The Week [1 May – 6 May]

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Alibaba-backed Paytm has appointed SAIF Partner’s Ravi Adusumalli along with four senior members of the Alibaba Group to its Board. This included Senior Director of Finance Jason Pak Tung Yip; Secretary and General Counsel Timothy A Steinert; former Director of Alibaba.com Europe and present Executive Director at Alibaba Entrepreneurs Hong Kong, Mei Ki Cindy Chow Lok; and Chief Executive of Alibaba’s payments affiliate Ant Financial, Jing Xiandong. The team of five will join Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma and Vice President Amit Sinha on the board.

Coursera Appoints India Country Director

Coursera has appointed  Raghav Gupta as its India Country Director. Prior to joining Coursera, Raghav was associated with BlaBlaCar, an intercity carpooling service as the India Country Manager. 

In his new role, Raghav will help in deepening Coursera’s investment in India with a focus on expanding the company’s workforce development initiatives and partnerships with the country’s top employers.

A strategic and entrepreneurial business leader, Raghav comes with nearly two decades of experience across the consumer Internet and management consulting industries in India, Southeast Asia, and Europe. He helped launch BlaBlaCar in India and previously worked as a consultant at Booz & Co. and Technopak Advisors. Raghav holds a Master’s in Business Administration from INSEAD.

Kabir Chadha who previously headed Coursera’s efforts in India has moved to the company headquarters in Mountain View, California.

MYSUN Appoints Ashit Maru As Founding Member

MYSUN has appointed Ashit Maru as its co-founder.  In his new role, Ashit would be focussing on operations, supply chain, vendor and partner development apart from leading some business diversifications.

A Chartered Accountant by profession, Ashit brings with him over 25 years of rich and diverse experience across sectors such as FMCG, renewable energy and food services & facilities management. During his early career stints, he has been associated with Hindustan Unilever, Moser Baer Solar, Lanco Solar and Compass India.

Prior to joining MYSUN, Maru was with Compass Group India, managing the procurement and supply chain for more than 80 client locations in food service and 250 client location in facilities management business. Before that, he was with Lanco Solar as the Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Vice President, Procurement at Moser Baer Photovoltaic Limited.

He played an instrumental role in setting up the supply chain for Moser Baer’s solar manufacturing business and subsequently worked with Lanco Solar in the EPC domain.

MYSUN is a Delhi-based the innovative rooftop solar solutions provider focussed on delivering advanced and reliable rooftop solar power solutions to consumers in the residential, commercial, and industrial segments.

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