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Urban Co to hire engineers, appoints senior execs; Bhaskar Sambasivan joins CitiusTech as president

Urban Co to hire engineers, appoints senior execs; Bhaskar Sambasivan joins CitiusTech as president
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8 Jun, 2021

Home services marketplace Urban Company will recruit more than 100 engineers in the current financial year, it said in a statement on Tuesday. 

“These hirings (of engineers) will drive our next growth phase, enable the build of deep-tech and help us invest in data science and developing tech playbooks,” Urban Company co-founder Raghav Chandra said.

The company has also appointed Amit Das as vice president, design and research. Das, the company said was instrumental in framing its design foundations. He has earlier worked in organisations such as Cuddle.ai, Fab.com and Housing.com. At Urban Company, Das will set up a research wing. 

Additionally, the company has hired Rishabhdhwaj Singh as vice president, engineering. Singh previously built platforms and systems at companies such as Ajio (B2B) and Flipkart. He will be responsible for engineering solutions to ensure seamless quality control, training and onboarding of partners on the platform. He will focus on expanding the company’s warehousing capabilities and build a robust supply chain engine. 

“Our new head office in Bangalore will make it easier for the talent in the city to join UC and boost our own efforts of building a top-class team. We have aggressive hiring plans this year and the location will be open for roles across teams. The last year has also helped the organization build a strong muscle of working in a distributed team. Encouraged by this, several current team members including folks in the senior leadership team have chosen to move cities and be based out of Bangalore,” co-founder Varun Khaitan said.

CitiusTech appoints Bhaskar Sambasivan as president

Healthcare technology services provider CitiusTech has appointed Bhaskar Sambasivan as president. In his new role, Sambasivan will focus on the Mumbai based company’s client relationships, building deeper healthcare capabilities and solutions, developing strategic offerings and driving business growth.

 “Bhaskar is a growth-focused leader with proven success in scaling healthcare technology businesses. His vast experience and his focus on operational excellence will be critical for us, as we embark on our next phase of growth,” William Winkenwerder, managing director and chairman, CitiusTech, said in a statement. 

Prior to this assignment, Sambasivan was president of patient services and chief strategy officer of EVERSANA, a life sciences platform company. Prior to EVERSANA, he spent close to 15 years at Cognizant and was the global Head of life sciences.