With Zomato launching a new event vertical, Zomato Live, the company has announced the appointment of Chaitanya Mathur as the Global Head the new vertical.
Chaitanya comes with vast experience in the entertainment space in India and has been instrumental in bringing down some of the most prolific international artists to India in the past, says the company in a statement.
Deepinder Goyal, Founder and CEO, Zomato, said:
I met with Chaitanya around four months ago, and we immediately connected on the idea of organizing an array of engagement driven, large-scale events for all foodies around the world. We’re thrilled to have him on board to build Zomato Live and expand it globally.
Chaitanya has an Economics degree from the University of Warwick and over 12 years of experience working in various positions ranging from a financial analyst to an event manager and restaurateur.
He has founded Excited Monkey Entertainment (EME), where he mastered in event planning and management. He then launched Bangin Beats, an online electronic music and entertainment portal. Soon after he went on to co-found The Grub Fest, and led strategic alliances, marketing and digital activations for 3 years till June 2018.
Commenting on his appointment, Chaitanya Mathur, Global Head, Zomato Live, said:
Zomato’s journey has really inspired me over the years and I am excited to be strengthening its future by leading the company into new domains and territories. I look forward to building Zomato Live together with the incredible team here.
The appointment of Chaitanya comes at a time when a slew of executives are joining Zomato in various positions. The company recently hired ex-MakeMyTrip COO Mohit Gupta as the CEO for the Food Delivery business, GE veteran Sameer Maheshwary as CFO, among others.