Ola appoints Lazada Indonesia's Co-founder Sundeep Sahni as VP
Ola, India’s leading mobile app for personal transportation today announced the appointment of Sundeep Sahni as its Vice President of New Initiatives. In his previous role, Sundeep was the Co-founder and Managing Director of Lazada Indonesia. Lazada is South East Asia’s biggest e-commerce company backed by players like Rocket Internet and Temasek Holdings. Sundeep joins Ola with an extensive experience of about 9 years. He will be part of Ola’s core leadership team.
Sundeep has been a successful entrepreneur and a great team leader in all his previous organizations. He has played a pivotal role in establishing Lazada in Indonesia. Under his guidance, Lazada Indonesia has grown to become the country’s largest e-commerce shopping portal. At Lazada, he successfully closed over $100 million of fund raising rounds from reputed European investors. He also closed exclusive brand partnership with Motorola and Xiaomi.
Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-founder and CEO, Ola said, “Sundeep brings with him a unique experience of setting up an e-commerce venture from scratch in a new country. His intuitive knowledge and experience of startups having been on both operational and investment sides in his past roles will be valuable for us. Sundeep’s understanding of the industry, his experience of striking key partnerships and building a formidable network will be critical in our mission to build mobility for a billion people. I'm very excited to welcome Sundeep and am looking forward to working with him.”
Speaking about his new role at Ola, Sundeep said, “Ola under Bhavish has revolutionized the personal transportation space in India and has made a real impact in the lives of millions of its customers and partners in a big way. In a world where technology is reshaping business models like never before and transforming customer experiences, Ola is years ahead in its thinking of building a thriving transportation focused ecosystem. It was Bhavish’s vision to disrupt mobility at the grass roots level that attracted me towards Ola. I look forward to executing on the company’s mission and working with the amazing team at Ola.”