iXiGO hires Abhishek Sharma as VP - operations & product platform

17 May, 2012

Gurgaon-based travel search engine iXiGO has appointed Abhishek Sharma as VP - operations & product platform.

His mandate will involve driving the company's operations, product platform and content strategy as a part of its management team.

Sharma has professional experience of 13 years handling strategic and operational roles at various young companies.  In his previous roles, Sharma was the co-Founder and head of India operations of Tenmarks Education Inc, an online education provider and has also been the co-Founder and CEO of QSquare Technologies Pvt Ltd, a software and usability quality testing venture. He has also worked for some of the other technology companies-  XChanging, LifeTree Convergence Ltd,  Summit Information Technology and NetProphets Cyberworks (After QSquare Technologies got merged with NetProphets).

He is also a mentor in Indian Angel Network and Tlabs.

Speaking on his new role, Sharma said - "iXiGO's team and product have been at the forefront of innovation in the Indian online travel industry, and there is a huge opportunity in simplifying the lives of travelers through consumer-centric travel research and trip planning products."

Aloke Bajpai, CEO and co-founder, iXiGO said."Sharma's past entrepreneurial experience and proven skills in scaling businesses will be a valuable asset for iXiGO. He brings great team building capabilities, content management acumen and eye for detail to the table and we're excited to have him on board to help us in taking iXiGO to the next level."

Last year, MakeMyTrip Ltd and private equity firm SAIF Partners had joined hands to acquire a majority stake in Le Travenues Technology Pvt Ltd, which owns and operates iXiGO.

Earlier this year, iXiGO launched a natural language flight search tool for Facebook and Twitter. The tool allows Facebook and Twitter users to post a flight request on a wall or send a message to a Twitter page and in turn the user receives the cheapest flight fare and details within minutes.