Chairman and Managing Director,
Chief Executive Officer – Consumer Business
Chief Executive Officer of Shriram Automall
Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer
Chief Executive Officer of OLX
Head - CarTrade Ventures
Chief Product Officer – Group
Chief Strategy Officer – Group
Company Secretary and Compliance Officer
Vinay Sanghi is the founder and the driving force of CarTrade Tech since its inception in 2009. He has been instrumental in building the vision of the Company and taking it from a start-up to a leading automotive marketplace. With more than three decades in the ecosystem, Vinay has established a standard of excellence in the auto industry. Previously, he was employed with Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd.
Currently also serving as an Independent Director of HDFC Ergo General Insurance Company Ltd
Banwari Lal Sharma is the Chief Executive Officer – Consumer Business. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering (computer science and engineering) from University of Technology of Madhya Pradesh. He joined Automotive Exchange Private Limited (an erstwhile Subsidiary which was subsequently amalgamated with our Company) in 2004 and has 18+ years of experience in software engineering. He was promoted to the position of CEO - Consumer Business of our Company on October 1, 2020.
Sameer Malhotra is the Chief Executive Officer of SAMIL since November 16, 2010. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from University of Delhi and a post graduate diploma in financial management from Sardar Patel College of Communication and Management. He has passed the intermediate examination held by the Institute of Cost and Work Accounts of India. He was previously employed with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (ME) Limited, Ansal Housing and Construction Limited, Empire Finance Company Limited, Premium Finance and Leasing Limited and SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited and has over 32+ years of experience in sales industry. He has been awarded the ‘Greatest Marketing Influencers’ by World Federation of Marketing Professionals in 2018 and ‘Best Chief Executive Officer (Auto and Mobility Tech Companies Category)’ by World Auto Forum in 2021.
She joined CarWale in 2015. She has been instrumental in taking the Company Public. Had a 9 year stint with S.R.Batliboi & Co. LLP (Ernst & Young) as a Statutory auditor and has over 15 years of experience in the field of Finance.
Amit Kumar is a 40 under 40 business leader and has been associated with OLX since 2017. Amit continues to build the classifieds business which caters to more than 30 million customers every month. Prior to joining OLX, Amit was the Managing Director at Jumia, building eCommerce business in 35 frontier markets of Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia.
Amit holds a B.Tech degree in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (2006) & a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad (2010).
Varun Sanghi heads CarTrade Ventures. He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Management with a specialization in Finance from the University of Mumbai. Varun has been a part of CarTrade Tech for the past seven years, beginning his journey as a product manager. During his tenure, he led the acquisition of OLX India, incubated CarTrade Infotech and also worked on multiple other projects. Varun has also been featured in Forbes India's 30 Under 30 Class of 2024!
Akshay Shankar is the Chief Product Officer – Group. He holds a master’s degree in science (with honours) from University of Twente, Netherlands. He has 15+ years of experience in product management. Akshay Shankar started his career at ABN AMRO Central Enterprise Services Private Limited. He was one of the first directors of Nassau IT Services Private Limited, erstwhile owner of the CarTradeIndia.com portal, in 2007. He joined our Company on August 1, 2009 as a product manager and has held technology and product leadership roles since then. Akshay was promoted to the position of Chief Product Officer – Group (CPO) on October 1, 2020.
Vikram Alva is the Chief Strategy Officer – Group (“CSO”). He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Pune and post graduate diploma in management from the Institute of Management Development & Research, Pune, India. He was previous employed with Tata International Limited, Webneuron Services Ltd (JobsAhead.com) and Solutions Integrated Marketing Services Private Limited (Solutions DIGITAS). He has 25+ years of experience in building businesses, product management and marketing. He joined our Company on January 9, 2012 as senior vice president – marketing and was promoted to the position of CSO on October 1, 2020.
Lalbahadur Pal is the Company Secretary and Compliance Officer of our Company. He holds a masters and bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Mumbai and is admitted as an associate with the Institute of Companies Secretaries of India. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Awadhesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa. He has previously worked with Auto & Household Finance (India) Limited and has 6+ years of experience as a company secretary. He joined our Company on October 26, 2015 as the Company Secretary and was appointed as the Compliance Office of our Company on May 13, 2021.