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Executive Appointments @ MakeMyTrip

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MakeMyTrip has appointed Amit Somani as Chief Products Officer and Mukesh Singh has assumed the role of Senior Vice President (Technology Development).

Amit Somani has joined MakeMyTrip as Chief Products Officer where he will head online products. He has more than fifteen years of experience, including working with IBM and Google. Amit is a graduate in Computer Science & Engineering from Institute of Technology, BHU and Masters in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin, Madison. In his previous role at Google, Amit led product management for various products like Google AdWords Keyword Recommendations, Mobile Products and Search, Consumer & Infrastructure.

 As the Senior Vice President of Technology Development, Mukesh Singh will oversee the technological evolution of MakeMyTrip - one of the strongest IT based travel companies in the world. Mukesh has over 11 years of relevant experience, having worked with Zoesis, eGain Communications, Sumtotal System, Timeline Studios and Amazon. He holds a B. Tech degree in Computer Science & Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He also pursued a graduate level course on Interactive Virtual Environments, Synthetic Characters, Image Representation for Vision and Advanced Computer Graphics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts.

 Mukesh was responsible for search, sponsored links and payments products at Amazon India. With specialization and extensive experience in various aspects of e-commerce, both the new hires are expected to contribute significantly towards MakeMyTrips continuous endeavours to create competitive differentiators.

Commenting on these appointments, Deep Kalra, CEO & Founder, MakeMyTrip.com said, Despite the slump in the industry over the better part of 2008-09, we have demonstrated profitability and emerged stronger. As we consolidate our strengths, we will continue to maintain our competitive edge by investing in resources - this includes technology, infrastructure and as importantly, best-in-industry talent. As I welcome Amit and Mukesh to MakeMyTrip, I am certain their diverse experience and skill-set will help us scale newer peaks in customer and IT innovation.

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