Online classifieds entity Info Edge has appointed Pawan Goyal, a former general manager at Adobe Systems, as the chief business officer at recruitment portal Naukri.com and Naukrigulf.com, a company statement said.
In his new role, Goyal will look at new projects and technology initatives.
“As we embark on leading Naukri into new areas like enterprise recruitment management solutions, artificial intelligence and machine learning-based algorithms, Pawan is the right person to lead these initiatives at Naukri,” said Hitesh Oberoi, managing director at Info Edge.
Goyal, an alumnus of IIT Kanpur, has held executive positions across Microsoft, Symantec and IBM previously.
In an investor call following its third quarter results for the financial year 2018-19, Oberoi said that the business will spend on advertising and brand building for Naukri. The recruitment portal along with its real estate business 99acres pushed its operating revenues to Rs 281 crore for the quarter ending 31 December 2018, registering a 23.7% increase year-on-year.
He added that there will be additional spends on upgrading technology especially recruitment tools and systems and data sciences for Naukri.com. The portal provides referral hiring solutions and a suite of recruitment management solutions on the cloud to companies. The platform has 76,000 corporate clients till date.
Noida-headquartered Info Edge runs multiple digital businesses including matrimonial site Jeevansathi.com and education platform Shiksha.com. It caters to the Middle East market apart from 42 cities in India.
It is also an investor in several technology firms, including food technology platform Zomato. Most recently, in February this year, it put in an additional Rs 2 crore ($280,000) in business-to-business sales catalogue app Wishbook, increasing its stake in the firm to 28.98%.