CarDekho is getting some fresh blood into its senior management team. The company has announced that it has appointed former Yatra.com executive Pawan Chawla as the head of its Information Technology department.
Prior to this appointment, Pawan Chawla was the head of IT with Yatra.com. A consummate techie, holding vital experience in IT-based services, Pawan will be spearheading CarDekho’s overall IT infrastructure.
He has worked for more than 15 years in the field of IT & ITES. He also has in-depth experience of various IT functions such as consultancy, strategy, infrastructure, planning & execution, software application development, maintenance of software projects, management training, defining processes, manpower planning & staffing, and management of overall IT Infrastructure.
Pawan has previously been associated with several leading organisations such as Yatra.com, Bertelsmann Marketing and American Home Mortgage Servicing, heading their IT infrastructure.
He was named ‘Cyber Security Strategist of The Year 2014-15’ and ‘Best Cyber Security Implementer of the Year 2014-15’ by the CSO Forum, and has also won the ‘Business Impact Award 2014-15’ for successfully Implementing Enterprise Wide Security & Data Protection Policy.
Speaking on the appointment, Amit Jain, CEO and co-founder, CarDekho, commented,
Pawan brings over a decade of experience in the field of IT-related services across several industries. We are confident that his extensive, in-depth experience will play a vital role as CarDekho continues to script its ongoing success story.
CarDekho, in a very short span of time, has established itself as an industry leader and innovation pioneer. Joining on board such a rapidly growing, next-generation organisation will allow me to grow both personally and professionally. I aim to leverage my knowledge and expertise to support CarDekho’s continued growth by delivering a robust, seamless and state-of-the-art IT infrastructure.
CarDekho operates in the areas of auto content, classifieds, accessories, loans, service, among others. GirnarSoft is a internet conglomerate that operates numerous portals like Gaadi.com, Zigwheels.com, BikeDekho.com, TyreDekho.com, TurucksDekho.com, PriceDekho.com, and CollegeDekho.com.
Pawan’s appointment signals that the company is continuing with its efforts to build a strong team of senior level management. Earlier, the company had appointment ex-Zomato CFO Umesh Hora in a leadership role.