Hike brings on board OYO’s tech honcho to lead its engineering

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Hike brings on board OYO’s tech honcho to lead its engineering
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  • Hike has appointed Suvesh Malhotra as its VP and head of engineering.
  • Malhotra takes on the position at Hike after spending three years at OYO.
  • Malhotra’s appointment comes at a time when Hike has been hiring in full power and also strengthening its leadership team.
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Hike has appointed Suvesh Malhotra as its VP and head of engineering. Malhotra takes on the position at Hike after spending three years at OYO and most recently was the Senior Vice President of technology.

Prior to OYO, the IIT-graduate Malhotra worked at Amazon and StepOut. At Hike, Malhotra will focus on his consumer tech expertise and work with three focus sectors – Art, Artificial Intelligence and consumer delight.

“Social is a space I have always been passionate about. The advancements in technology today have opened the doors for tremendous innovation. Kavin's vision for a new social future is big and exciting and I’m thrilled to join the stellar team at Hike to redefine the way social products are built,” said Suvesh Malhotra, VP & Head of Engineering, Hike in a statement.

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Malhotra’s appointment comes at a time when Hike has been hiring in full power and also strengthening its leadership team. In June, Hike had appointed Seema Chawla as its VP & Head of Marketing. Chawla had previously worked with Disney and Ajio.com.

In June, Hike had also launched its much-awaited HikeLand – a virtual world for friends to hang out, watch movies, chat, and more.

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Hike founder Kavin Bharti Mittal has often said that 2020 is the year Hike finally turns its focus on revenues to start making money. The Hike sticker chat now has 2 million weekly active users and with HikeLand Mittal is betting on the numbers to grow.

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