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.
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.
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!
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.
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.