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Snapdeal CTO Amitabh Misra quits to walk down the entrepreneurial path

Snapdeal Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Senior VP-Engineering Amitabh Misra, who has been with the online marketplace for over three years, has quit. 

According to a Economic Times report, Misra is expected to leave at the end of this month and is expected to walk down the entrepreneurial path.

Snapdeal Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Senior VP-Engineering Amitabh Misra, who has been with the online marketplace for over three years, has quit. 

According to a Economic Times report, Misra is expected to leave at the end of this month and is expected to walk down the entrepreneurial path.

The news comes just a day after Snapdeal roped in former Yahoo India R&D Division and Amazon India executive Jeyandran Venugopal, who is expected to initially serve an advisory role with Snapdeal’s technology leadership team.

“Amitabh has been a valuable member of our team and has played a key role in helping Snapdeal build a strong technology platform till now. He has decided to pursue other interests now and we wish him all the best for the same,” a spokesperson of the company, who wished to be anonymous told the Economic Times.

Misra had joined the company in 2011 and has held the role of Senior Vice-President – Engineering, spearheadeding the company’s efforts in creating and building its information technology infrastructure and backend systems. He is known to have significant expertise in building large scale intelligence systems, big data analytics, cloud technology and mobility.

Prior to Snapdeal, Misra served as the Senior Engineering Manager at Sunnyvale, California based CashEdge. He has also had stints at VeriSign, Wells Fargo Bank, ProactiveNet Inc, USWest Communications and Infosys.

Misra did his BTech from IIT Kanpur and followed it up with an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. He has over 15 years of experience across domains such as networking layers, application servers, technology databases, service oriented architecture and security protocol among others.

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