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Shantanu Preetam is now CTO

Shantanu Preetam

January 19, 2022, Bengaluru: Jobs and professional networking platform has announced the appointment of PayU’s Shantanu Preetam as its Chief Technology Officer. Shantanu will be driving apna’s innovative vision to help the company attain its mission of empowering a billion lives. As the first CTO at apna, Shantanu will be responsible to build upon the technology foundation, strengthening it further through the platform and right organisational structure. He will be closely working with the business, growth and product teams to align technology with company goals.

An alumnus of the University of Pune, Shantanu comes with over two decades of experience in digital transformation, technology architecture, eCommerce, consumer-facing products, supply chain technologies, AI/MI, and data analytics. He has led teams across geographies and industries to design and develop highly scalable world-class products. He has driven tech growth strategies to enable software development, cloud platforms and infrastructure engineering. Shantanu has previously led teams at some of the top companies including PayU, Walmart, Yahoo, and Dell.


Speaking of his joining, Nirmit Parikh, CEO & Founder, said “I am thrilled to have someone of Shantanu’s caliber join our team. Seeing his journey of the last two decades, I have been blown away by his capabilities as a leader.”

“I am always on the lookout for the next big thing in our ecosystem we are part of. apna’s mission to empower a billion lives is ambitious, motivating and hard-hitting. I am confident that through technology, we will be able to scale apna faster than any other consumer-facing product and not only change lives but also become the world’s largest jobs and professional networking platform in the next few years”, said Shantanu.