New Delhi, November 2, 2015: ShopClues, India’s first and the largest managed marketplace, further fortifies its key leadership positions with the appointment of Varun Jha as its Senior Director, Marketing. Varun joins ShopClues from PayU India where he was a core team member and the Head of Marketing. In his new role, he will work directly with Nitin Agarwal, AVP Marketing at ShopClues. In his new role, he will oversee marketing strategy across channels covering online, offline, mobile and strategic alliance partnerships.
Speaking on his appointment, Varun said, “I am super excited to be a part of India’s largest managed marketplace – ShopClues. In a short span of time, ShopClues has established itself as a dominant player in the e-commerce sector through rapid growth in both merchant and consumer base. What excites me more is the fact that it operates at an immense scale and this will open up a new set of challenging opportunities for me. As a new-age marketer, I will be looking at further scaling the business through innovative marketing solutions and aligning marketing channels with the path of profitability.”
Radhika Aggarwal, Co-founder and Chief Business Officer said, “Varun has 8 years of solid experience through which he has demonstrated his expertise in result and profit-oriented marketing activities. He is extremely analytics-oriented and is a great communicator, all prerequisites of a great marketing professional. His agility and acumen is precisely what ShopClues needs at this strategic point in its growth curve.”
Varun has also worked with multinational organisations like Cummins Inc (Fortune 500) and Micro-Star International Co-op in various marketing roles. He has diverse industry experience from spheres like consumer electronics, IT and E-commerce and has expertise in digital strategy, performance marketing and online payments. He has a management degree from IIT Bombay and a B.E. in Electronics and Telecommunications from Mumbai University.
ShopClues is India’s first and the largest managed marketplace with more than 60 million monthly visitors on its website. Founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley , with 2.5cr listed products and over 2,50,000 + merchants, ShopClues aims to provide the best online shopping experience to its customers – starting from the great selection, low price, ease of use, fast delivery, and ending with the best customer service you have ever experienced. ShopClues ships in over 25k cities across India and has thousands of online stores. The company is run by energetic team of over 850 + people and is funded by leading institutional investors, is an Indian subsidiary of Clues Network Inc., a US Corporation and is based out of Gurgaon.