Shohoz, the Dhaka-based ride-sharing, and online ticketing platform, said Thursday that it had added Ravi Garikipati, former CTO of Flipkart, to its board of directors. Shohoz’s founder and managing director Maliha M Quadir announced the news on LinkedIn along with a photo with Ravi.
Adding Ravi to Shohoz board should allow the company to tap into the experience, expertise and industry connections of a seasoned technology leader. In response to FS inquiry, Shohoz told us that Ravi will be involved in big picture tech strategy and will also advise the company on technology and recruitment. Shohoz has 7 people on its board of directors. It has added two members recently.
Ravi, who worked as the CTO at Flipkart in his most recent job, joined Flipkart in 2015 as Vice President & EIR, Head of Advertising Platform and became the CTO in 2016 stayed in that role for two years. He left Flipkart recently. His Linkedin profile says Ravi started his career in 1988. Prior to joining Flipkart, “he served as the President of Innovation Lab of 24/7 Inc. He also served as the Chief Technology Officer - iLabs at 24/7 Customer, Inc. Ravi has over 20 years of technology and management expertise to 247 Customer with leadership experience in building teams to deliver high-quality products and services in databases, business intelligence, middle-ware, e-commerce and enterprise applications. He has also held various senior engineering management positions at Oracle, IBM, and Covansys, where he gained extensive experience in building scalable enterprise application architectures and services.”
Shohoz has been on a roll of late. After its US$15M pre-series B round in September 2018, the company raised another round of investment in March 2019. It has expanded to food and aims to become the super app of Bangladesh. It was founded in 2014 as an online ticketing platform. Today, Shohoz is one of three largest ride-hailing companies in Bangladesh and is one of the top-funded technology startups in the country.
Update on March 19 at 2:16 PM: This story has been updated with new information.
Cover photo Courtesy: Maliha M Quadir and Ravi (from left to right), Maliha M Quadir here.