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DealShare named Santana Ramakrishnan as CHRO

Santana Ramakrishnan has been named Chief Human Resources Officer of DealShare, the social e-commerce pioneer and recent unicorn. Santana brings a wealth of human resources and people management experience to DealShare, where she will be in charge of implementing the company’s people strategy, as well as building capability for expansion, profitability, and enabling culture frameworks that will help DealShare become an Employer of Choice.

Santana Ramakrishnan was the Head of Human Resources at Udaan before joining DealShare. She has worked at Goldman Sachs, AXA, Genpact, and GE Capital in the past. Santana will become a member of the company’s senior management team and will report to Vineet Rao, the firm’s founder and CEO.

Commenting on the appointment, Vineet Rao, Founder & CEO of DealShare said, “We are delighted to welcome Santana Ramakrishnan as our Chief Human Resources Officer. DealShare is at an exciting inflection point right now: we are rapidly scaling our business, expanding into new markets, enhancing the e-commerce experience for Bharat’s consumers, and empowering local communities & manufacturers. Hiring the right talent and engaging them effectively will play a crucial role in this journey. In the coming year, our talent pool will grow exponentially. Ms. Ramakrishnan’s diverse experience spanning geographies and her remarkable leadership experiences will help us scale our business agenda further while crafting a meaningful employee experience.”

Sharing her views on joining DealShare, Ramakrishnan, CHRO, DealShare said, “It is indeed exciting to be a part of DealShare. The scale and scope of the yet to be tapped market presents us with a unique opportunity to build a retail-relevant ecosystem. The commitment of the founders and the leadership team to prioritizing profitability as a key metric to our success, while balancing growth is central to the performance culture that we aim to ingrain. So augmenting the HR function to both enable the business and build a credible employee value proposition is more important than ever. I look forward to working alongside the leadership team to contribute to the larger vision of the company and being a part of this journey.”

DealShare is India’s fastest-growing social commerce company focused on catering to the 500 million new-to-internet and value-seeking users.

Santana Ramakrishnan is an alumnus of XLRI Jamshedpur.

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