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DealsAndYou.com Appoints Gaurav Kachru As CEO

He has been a part of Deals And You.com as a Co-Founder since its acquisition and integration.

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | November 22, 2010

Deals And You has appointed Gaurav Kachru as the Chief Executive Officer. In his new role Gaurav shall report into Harish Bahl, Founder & CEO, Smile Interactive Technologies Group and will be based out of Gurgaon. Prior to this, Gaurav has led New Business Incubation & Corporate Development functions across the Smile Group which has businesses with WPP, Yahoo!, ScanGroup, Group Buying Global AG & Brand Alliance Network (Private Shopping). Gaurav has been instrumental in the growth of FashionAndYou.com, which is setting new milestones on month-on-month basis, he is an integral part of Deals And You.com as a Co-Founder since its acquisition and integration.

Commenting on the appointment, Harish Bahl, Founder and CEO of Smile Interactive Technologies Group, said, “Gaurav’s in-depth industry knowledge and vast cross functional experience has brought a lot to the organization. He led the acquisition of Wanamo.com and incubated Deals And You.com, he is the right leader to take Deals And You to the next level. We see Gaurav playing an essential role in the expansion phase, I wish him a successful innings in the coming months.”

Gaurav Kachru, an astute leader has in-depth knowledge on management and sales. In the past, he led the Manpower Inc. [NYSE:MAN], Global Accounts business in 14 countries across Asia Pacific. Gaurav also had a decade long stint with General Electric [NYSE:GE], in his last assignment, Country Director with GE Transportation in India, helping grow sales for the locomotive business. Gaurav was also one of the key leaders in the GE India Growth Initiative & a member of the GE India Growth Council. He was part of the team that built & sold GE Capital International Services (GECIS), now Genpact LLC to GAP & Oakhill Capital in the largest transaction in the BPO industry in India.  He has represented GE in Government of India sub-committees (Task Force on HRD for IT & ITES) & various state government engagements. Gaurav is an MBA in Finance & International Business from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. He is also a certified Six Sigma professional.


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