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On Day 4 of Strikes, Ola Names Pranav Tiwari & Sanjay Kharb Engineering VPs

Even as Ola’s main asset, its drivers are not working due to low earnings, Ola continues to try and power ahead with top tier hiring.

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Ola has made two significant appointments strengthening its core technology leadership. Pranav Tiwari, former CTO of Cellworks and ex-Googler has joined as the vice president of engineering and will be working towards optimizing growth and profitability by bringing in necessary efficiencies in the supply chain function. Sanjay Kharb who was earlier VP of production engineering at InMobi has joined as vice president of engineering infrastructure and will strengthen efficiencies in Ola’s technology infrastructure including site operability, compliance and data systems.

Ankit Bhati, CTO and cofounder at Ola, said, “Ola has consistently invested in technology, consolidating supply chain and building a robust technological backbone, by bringing onboard, world class talent. Both Pranav’s and Sanjay’s roles are critical and essential to steer Ola to its next phase of growth. They bring in relevant and significant experience with large technology businesses and they have an integral role to play in Ola’s aspirations to create innovative solutions that will efficiently solve for the diverse mobility needs of the country. I am excited to welcome them in joining our mission of building mobility for a billion Indians.”

Pranav Tiwari will be leading Ola’s team of engineers to enhance and develop Ola’s fulfillment stack and allotment platform. The team will work closely with the supply chain team to help create a better experience for customers and driver partners alike. Innovations around mapping and geo-locations are extremely critical to offer a seamless experience. Pranav’s experience with Google in maps and data mining will aid Ola in driving localized solutions to combat issues that customers and drivers face on road today.

“Ola has redefined the way India travels. I am extremely excited to join this mission. I am looking forward to building innovative solutions alongside the brilliant team at Ola, solving for India’s unique commuting needs.” said Pranav Tiwari on his appointment as vice president – engineering at Ola.

Pranav has over 35 patents in his name, as a result of the path breaking work he has led in the field of web data mining and data scalability.

Under Sanjay’s leadership, Ola’s engineering teams will be able to deliver improved experience in managing entrenched inefficiencies and enhancing infrastructural capabilities.

“Ola has achieved tremendous success over the last 6 years, and truly understands what the Indian consumers need and have been able to built technology to support that. I am extremely excited to be now able to contribute to their growth journey. I am sure we will be able to together evolve Ola’s platform into a self evolving technological mammoth.” said Sanjay Kharb, on his appointment as vice president of engineering infrastructure of Ola.


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