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Paytm ropes in Myntra’s Abhishek Rajan to head travel unit

  • Mobile goods and
    services venture Paytm has named Myntra senior executive Abhishek Rajan as the
    head of its recently-launched travel segment, the
    Economic Times reported.
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  • Rajan, an IIM-
    Ahmedabad alumni, and who, till recently, led Flipkart-owned Myntra’s mobile

    • Mobile goods and
      services venture Paytm has named Myntra senior executive Abhishek Rajan as the
      head of its recently-launched travel segment, the
      Economic Times reported.
    •  
    • Rajan, an IIM-
      Ahmedabad alumni, and who, till recently, led Flipkart-owned Myntra’s mobile
      business, will join Paytm as vice president this week itself, and be based out
      of Bengaluru, Paytm founder and Chief Executive Vijay Shekhar Sharma told
      ET.
    •  
    • “We look at
      businesses that will help us to be profitable, and there is a lot of incumbency
      in the online travel segment in India.
      Abhishek, with his experience, is the right person to lead our efforts,”
      Sharma said.
    •  
    • Paytm launched its
      travel business in December last year, establishing its presence in a space,
      which has, thus far, been dominated by online travel agencies, including,
      GoIbibo.com, MakeMy-Trip.com, ClearTrip.com and yatra.com.
    •  
    • “The travel
      segment could well be the fastest $10 billion category for us,” Sharma
      added.

     

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