At a time when Indian startups are seeing several major senior-level exits, Anand Chandrasekaran, chief product officer at e-commerce marketplace Snapdeal has decided to quit the company to pursue entrepreneurship.

Chandasekaran, who held CPO position in Bharti Airtel prior joining Snapdeal is a Stanford alumni, did his B.S. in Communications Engg. from PSG College of Technology and was awarded the title of Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

He also served as senior director, search products, at Yahoo Inc. in Silicon Valley.

Anand Chandrasekaran Snapdeal CPO Quits
Anand Chandrasekaran

“Anand has done some stellar work on the product side at Snapdeal. His insights and attention to detail have helped us traverse quickly towards launching and improving products at Snapdeal. We wish Anand the very best for his entrepreneurial journey ahead,” said a spokesperson for Snapdeal.

As an entrepreneur, Chandrasekaran co-founded Aeroprise, a personalized mobile applications software company which was acquired by BMC Software Inc. in 2011.

While Snapdeal hasn’t mentioned any further details about the successor of Chandrasekaran, the company appointed Saurabh Bansal as the VP and Head of Category Management earlier this month.

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