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Industry Moves: PrintVenue, Jones Lang LaSalle and Hike

PrintVenue appoints CMO Gagan Arora as CEO

gaganaroraRocket Internet-backed online printing solution PrintVenue has appointed co-founder and CMO Gagan Arora as the new CEO of the company. In his new role, Arora will be responsible for the overall growth of the company, enhancing consumer experience and introducing new products.

Prior to this, Arora served as the CMO and co-founder of the company and was involved in bringing more products on board for customization and finding investors supporting the concept. Before this, he worked as the manager at Accenture Management Consulting where he advised marketing strategy, customer segmentation and insights for various clients. Note that, in January this year, PrintVenue secured $4.5 million in funding from the Asia Pacific Internet Group.

Ashwinder Raj Singh to lead JLL as its India CEO

ashwinderrajsinghAshwinder Raj Singh has quit the online property search platform IndiaHomes.com to join the property consultancy firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) as the CEO of its residential services business, reports Techcircle. In his new role, Singh will be responsible for residential sales and leasing business in the country, and will take up a position in its India leadership council.

Prior to JLL, Singh served as the executive vice president for sales and distribution at IndiaHomes.com. Overall he has over 20 years of experience in real estate and financial services, having worked at Deutsche Bank, Citibank, Fullerton Securities and ICICI Bank in the past. At JLL, Singh will also focus on expanding the platform across all major cities in the country and internationally.

Hike appoints Vikrant Bhatnagar as head of HR

Messaging app Hike has hired Vikrant Bhatnagar as head of human resources, reports ET. In his new role, Bhatnagar will be responsible for people strategy, development and growth within the organization. Overall Bhatnagar has over 16 years of experience in the industry including as head of HR at Amazon Kindle India and Head of Talent Management APAC Aon Hewitt.

In August last year, Hike had raised $65 million in funding from Tiger Global and Bharti Softbank. Subsequently, the platform acquired the VoIP startup Zip Phone for an undisclosed amount. This was Hike’s first acquisition, and the second one for Bharti-Softbank, which had earlier acquired a mobile coupons company Hoppr; after Hoppr’s founders quit the company, it was expected to be merged into Hike.


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