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Snapdeal appoints Anup Vikal as Chief Financial Officer

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Prior to his latest appointment, Vikal served as the chief financial officer of mobile network operator Aircel.
“We are very excited to have Anup on-board. His wealth of experience in building and executing the financial infrastructure in companies across complex large organisations in the country will further strengthen our leadership team,” Kunal Bahl, Snapdeal co-founder and chief executive said in an official release.
In June the company named Bharti Airtel senior executive Anand Chandrasekaran as its chief product officer, while also naming Govind Rajan, also from Bharti Airtel, as its chief strategy officer.
Prior to joining Aircel, Vikal was the group CFO and head of strategy and IT at InterGlobe Enterprises, handling multiple responsibilities, including, incubating and developing new business, mergers and acquisitions and portfolio management.
He has also served as director and head of Finance Shared Services for Colt Technology for three years, as well as in Bharti Airtel, where he headed the finance division for close to seven years, according to the press release.
Vikal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from NIT, Surat and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from South Gujarat University.
“In the last few years, Snapdeal has emerged as a leader within the ecommerce and tech space and I look forward to joining the young and energetic Snapdeal family,” Vikal said.
Vikal’s appointment also comes almost exactly two months after the company closed a funding round of $500 million, led by Taiwan’s Foxconn, Alibaba Group and its largest stakeholder, Japanese media, telecom and internet conglomerate, SoftBank.
“Ecommerce is a dynamic and interesting space to work with and my focus will be to ensure we are financially well positioned yet nimble so that we can continue to create value for our customers, sellers, investors and employees,” Vikal said.

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