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CarDekho Group fortifies leadership team

Appoints Ranjit Yadav as President and Mentor, Rajat Kumar as Chief of Staff, Shubhabrata Marmar as Editor of PowerDrift, and Ranjiv Kapur to head the company’s new strategic initiatives. It also promotes Mir Muzaffar U Zaman as Chief Operating Officer for new auto business

(L-R) Ranjit Yadav, Rajat Kumar, Shubhabrata Marmar, Ranjiv Kapur and Mir Muzaffar U Zaman

CarDekho Group, the consumer internet company, has reinforced its leadership team by appointing Ranjit Yadav as President and Mentor, Rajat Kumar as Chief of Staff, Shubhabrata Marmar as Editor of PowerDrift, and Ranjiv Kapur, who will head company’s new strategic initiatives. The company has promoted Mir Muzaffar U Zaman as Chief Operating Officer for the new auto business. Earlier, he was Senior Vice-President of the company.

Yadav has over 29 years of experience in building and scaling up companies and people. He has been associated with small and big venture-funded companies. In his previous roles, Yadav has worked as Operating Partner at Info Edge India as President at Tata Motors and Country Head at Samsung India to name a few. He is an experienced managing director and business leader with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. Skilled in negotiation, sales, go-to-market strategy and sales management, he possesses rich multi-industry experience. Yadav has worked across countries and geographies.

In his past role, Kumar was COO at ABP Digital. A rank-holder Charter Accountant, he has immense experience in various roles in multiple industries such as big start-ups, consulting firms, IT and media industry. He commands strong knowledge in finance, strategic consulting, general management and analytics. Kumar has also worked with E&Y, Snapdeal, Mckinsey and Star Group.

Previously associated with Overdrive, an automotive magazine published by Network 18 Publishing, Marmar started his journalism career in 2000 with Business Standard Motoring. Today he is one of the most senior journalists in the motorcycle space in India. He is passionate about riding and writing about motorbikes. Shumi (as the industry famously knows him) joining is the beginning of an unprecedented content creation at PowerDrift.

Kapur’s last professional engagement was with Concorde Motors (Tata Motors Subsidiary) as CEO.  He has 35 years of experience in leading roles with popular brands like Philips, Samsung mobiles, Tata Motors and Arvind Mills. With his vast knowledge and insights into different styles of management, he will be responsible for strategic initiatives in the new auto business division at CarDekho.

Earlier designated as Sr. Vice President of CarDekho, Zaman has played a vital role in the overall organisation’s growth. In his new role as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in the New Auto division, he will now be responsible for current business strategy as well as the successful execution of the long-term growth plans to ensure the continued service of the customers in the best possible way.

On the new appointments, Amit Jain, CEO, and Co-founder, CarDekho Group, said, “It gives us immense pleasure to welcome Ranjit Yadav, Rajat Kumar, Shubhabrata Marmar and Ranjiv Kapur in key roles at CarDekho group. Yadav, Kumar and Kapur bring cross-industry experience as well as a strong understanding of the different aspects of enterprises while Marmar already has rich experience in the automotive content in India. Muzaffar is already an old hand in the company and is well abreast with our vision and working culture. In their crucial leadership roles, they will provide impetus to our growth story.”

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