Snapdeal’s Chief Product Officer Anand Chandrasekaran has quit to start his own entrepreneurial venture. Chandrasekaran was brought on board in June 2015 to revamp the company’s platform, especially mobile. Chandrasekaran’s hiring was pivotal for the company at that time as rival Flipkart onboarded a Google executive, Punit Soni, to handle a similar role.
Prior to this, Chandrasekaran has served as the Chief Product Officer of Bharti Airtel Limited from April 8, 2014 to June 10, 2015. He has also co-founded Aeroprise, Inc. (BMC Mobility for IT Service Management) and also served as its Director of Marketing.
He managed BMC Mobility for IT Service Management’s product and corporate marketing initiatives. He drove mobile product management within the search product group at yahoo!
Prior to yahoo!, he served as a Director of PM at Openwave driving new product incubation and day to day product management of the mobile mediation product line which touched more than 200 million subscribers daily through more than 70 mobile operators.
Before Openwave, he served as Venture Advisor at Storm Ventures LLC. He served as the Chief Technology Officer and Head of Product at MorfMobile. Earlier, he served at MyToday SMS (India). He was associated with enterprise customers and partners to define product functionality, launch BMC products, implement go-to market strategies, lead market awareness and evangelism efforts and define inside sales strategies.
Previously, Chandrasekaran served a variety of research, product and marketing roles with Yodlee Inc., the Indian Institute of Science, Raman Research Institute and SLAC. He served on the executive team and ran marketing for BASES, Stanford’s largest student-run entrepreneurial organization. He co-founded Kwaish, Inc. He served as a Member of Advisory Board at the Mobile Enterprise Alliance (MEA). He served as a Director of BMC Mobility for IT Service Management.
He was recognized in 2004 by MIT and named to the list of Global Technovators. In 2010, he was selected by World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. He and team were first prize winners at Garage Technology Ventures’ PLANedu National Business Plan Competition in 2000.
Chandrasekaran holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, and a Bachelors with the highest honors in Electronics Engineering from PSG College of Tech., India.