Girnar Software-owned CarDekho Group has appointed industry veteran Mayank Jain as the CEO of its new auto business.
Jain brings nearly two decades of experience to the Jaipur-headquartered auto discovery company and will be responsible for strengthening its new auto offering as well as deepening engagement with OEMs, dealer network, and other enterprise partners.
He joined the company’s Gurugram office earlier this month and will be reporting to Amit Jain, the CEO and co-founder of the group.
“I am delighted to welcome Mayank Jain to the CarDekho family. Mayank is a highly reputed professional in the media world and has an impressive track record of scaling businesses across varied industries. His deep customer understanding and expertise will enable us to design and provide the best AutoTech solutions to our partner customers,” Amit Jain said in a statement.
Jain, a computer engineer with MBA from INSEAD and PGDM from MDI Gurgaon, joins CarDekho Group from Network18, where led as the CEO of the Hindi News cluster.
Before that, the executive held leadership roles across sales, marketing, product management and strategy divisions in companies such as Disney’s Star TV, British Telecom, Samsung, and HT Media.
“I am delighted to join the CarDekho Group and have the opportunity to work with one of the best teams in the AutoTech space. Our market leading portfolio of auto portals and platforms help customers buy cars, bikes, commercial vehicles and other products and services, whilst our suite of innovative solutions and technology enable Auto manufacturers and dealers to build their brands and sell more,” Mayank Jain said.
“It’s an exciting time for the industry, and I look forward to scaling the New Auto business by delivering greater value to our partner customers,” he added.
Currently, CarDekho Group’s portfolio of platforms includes CarDekho.com, Gaadi.com, ZigWheels.com, BikeDekho.com, PowerDrift.com, TrucksDekho. The company is also operational in international markets such as Indonesia, Philippines, and Malaysia.