Babajob Appoints Senior Managers
By Pulkit Sharma
Babajob, a hugely successful job portal for the unorganized sector, has made a number of senior appointments with Harsha SN becoming the new Senior Vice-President of Engineering, Giridharan Natarajan the Head of Product and Akshat Kansal as Vice-President of Engineering. Harsha and Akshat will co-lead the technology development solutions, while Giri will lead the product agenda.
Speaking about this development, Bharani Setlur, Chief Business Officer, Babajob said, "We are in an exciting space where the technology and ecosystem is at an inflection point, with a unique challenge of having to be able to provide a simple yet effective interaction point to the next billion across the technology spectrum. I am thrilled to welcome Harsha, Giri and Akshat on board to make this happen."
Harsha has 15 years of experience in creating powerful solutions in mobility, analytics, social and cloud areas. In his new role as the Senior VP of Engineering at Babajob, he will be bringing his wealth of experience to lead the technology vertical of the company. Prior to his latest appointment, Harsha was Assistant Vice-President, Engineering at Sourcebits. He has previously worked as a Senior Architect for the Nokia Messaging platform, and was named Global Nokia/Symbian Innovator of the Year (2008).
Giridharan, an alumnus of IIM Bangalore, will be driving Product and Innovation. He joins Babajob from Simplilearn where he was Head of Product. His expertise lies in creating products for emerging markets across sectors such as online advertisements, telephony, search, education and network safety.
Akshat Kansal, meanwhile, has been named Vice-President of Engineering. He is responsible for defining and executing the overall infrastructure, DevOps and scaling operations. In this last assignment, Akshat was a DevOps leader for a start-up and helped strategize and execute product, improve product scale, quality, reliability and customer experience. Given his wealth of experience in designing systems for scale, implementing private and public clouds at enterprise scale and data centre automation; he will continue to support both strategy and ground level execution in these areas as a leader in this space.
Babajob specializes in providing jobs for delivery executives, office staff, drivers, cooks, maids, security guards, beauticians, receptionists etc. in addition to entry level positions in the formal sector including sales, management, finance, engineering, IT, BPO and teaching. As an added service, personal growth and professional development opportunities through training partners are offered.
It was started in 2004 by Sean Blagsvedt - Chief Executive Officer of Babajob.com, his step-father Ira Weise and Microsoft colleague Vibhore Goyal.
Babajob.com has over 450 employees with a purposefully expanding workforce to support growth and market penetration as the company continues to rapidly scale. Babajob.com received investments from SEEK, Vinod Khosla Impact, Gray Ghost Ventures and USAID.
Photo: (left to right) Akshat, Harsha and Giri.