Walmart’s Ranveer Singh joins apna as the Head of Engineering: Communities
Bengaluru, 7 February 2022: Accelerating the efforts to strengthen its leadership across verticals, apna.co, India’s largest jobs and professional networking platform has today announced the appointment of Ranveer Singh as the Head of Engineering: Communities. Ranveer will focus on scaling the community product at apna. apna communities are a unique offering by the platform wherein users can build their professional networks, seek support and advice from experts and other users and discuss professional topics. Ranveer will be closely working with Chief Operating Officer of Communities, Karthik Manivannan and will further build the product to drive business growth.
Ranveer brings with him over 17 years of experience in building consumer-tech products, custom software to solve complex real-time business functions at scale as well as engineered exciting new products and features for end-users. He has worked with top international brands including Walmart, JP Morgan, Agora Analytics, and IBM. In his last role at Walmart, Ranveer led Walmart.com’s Order Management and Fulfillment management systems. Among several key tech led business improvements, he recently led the launch of Order management System on a new tech stack that improved OMS throughput to 4X and real-time order journey monitoring platform that substantially improved customer experience.
Talking about this appointment, Karthik Manivannan, Chief Operating Officer of Communities, “Using cutting edge technology to solve earth scale problems of unemployment and skilling has been a priority at apna and networking has played a pivotal role in this mission. Ranveer brings with him a wealth of relevant knowledge in multidisciplinary technology and product development that will support us in empowering millions through professional networking. We are excited to have him with us in our team and look forward to working with him.”
“Professional networking have a great scope and potential to shape workforce of today and tomorrow. This unique one of its kind product will continue simplifying the lives of users across the world and technology play a pivotal role in its next phase of growth. I am thrilled and all geared up to build communities and reach more users across the globe” added Ranveer Singh, Head of Engineering, apna.
apna communities have enabled users to grow their professional networks, upskill through peer learning and find employment & gig opportunities. At present, apna comprises 70+ communities for skilled professionals such as carpenters, painters, telecallers, field sales agents, delivery personnel and others. These communities have enabled over 35 million peer-to-peer professional conversations during the last month. They have also partnered with organizations such as, National Skill Development Corporation, UNICEF Yuwaah, Truecaller, Akzonobel, and the Ministry of Minority Affairs of India, in their endeavor to provide better skilling and job opportunities to candidates.
In recent months, apna has recorded tremendous growth with 22 million-plus users, more than 200,000 employer partners, and a presence in 50-plus cities in India and counting. The platform is currently enabling over 18 million interviews and 35 million professional conversations monthly.