Zomato, one of the leading online food-tech startup in India, has announced that appointment of Sameer Maheshwary as their Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Sameer will be joining Zomato in July, from GE, where he is currently the CFO for South Asia.
As a leading global restaurant discovery, food ordering and table reservations platform, Zomato has been strengthening its core teams and leadership to accelerate the growth of its business.
The company is also focused on experimenting with products that solve for affordability, accessibility, assortment and quality of food for the users, within India as well as globally. These initiatives will not only benefit the users, but are aimed at supporting and growing their partner ecosystem, believes the company.
Commenting on this development, Deepinder Goyal, founder and CEO, Zomato, said, “As we expand the canvas of our offerings, it is time for us to bring on stronger leaders at the helm of things. Sameer is an industry veteran, and has a core finance background supplemented with business leadership roles. We’re excited to leverage his knowledge and depth of experience and are excited to build further with him.”
“I am really excited to join Zomato and work with this talented team. Zomato is redefining the industry and I am looking forward to be part of this journey,” said Sameer Maheshwary.
Sameer Maheshwary has been with GE since 1999 and has held various finance and business roles in US, Japan and India. He is currently the CFO for GE South Asia. He was the co-CEO of SBI Card, which was a joint venture between State Bank of India and GE Capital.
Prior to this he was a senior vice president at GE Capital India, where he worked on Business Development and was the Business Leader for Auto Lease and Commercial Distribution Finance. Sameer has also done various global finance assignments with GE.
An MBA from Manchester Business School UK, Sameer also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering India.
The latest appointment comes amid a phase of senior management rejig at Zomato. The firm has promoted Mukund Kulashekaran to the role of chief business officer and advertising head Gaurav Gupta to chief operating officer. Pankaj Chaddah, the startup’s co-founder, resigned in March.