Go-Jek names Niranjan Paranjape as its new CTO

|February 16, 2018 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: Indonesia’s first unicorn and the fastest growing startup in Southeast Asia, Go-Jek appointed Niranjan Paranjape as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Go-Jek. Ajey Gore will continue as the Group CTO of Go-Jek.

Niranjan has more than 13 years of experience as a programmer, consultant and entrepreneur. Besides working in Infosys, and ThoughtWorks he also co-founded C42 Engineering, a boutique software engineering consulting firm which was acquired by Go-Jek in early 2016.

Niranjan will be looking to sustain hypergrowth across Go-Jek’s 18+ products. He will oversee Go-Jek’s core services specifically in transport, logistics, food and hyper-local courier delivery and drive expansion plans to other markets.

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He will also be responsible for efforts to add to products and services across markets by building tools, frameworks and practices to speed up the pace of product development that matches Go-Jek’s scale.

Niranjan has worked with a wide range of clients architecting and coding solutions across the entire stack from front-end to infrastructure. He is also a trustee of ‘The Emerging Technology Trust’, a non-profit focusing on creating opportunities and events to promote new, open source, programming languages, tools and methodologies in India. Niranjan plays an important role to engage with the developer community and share best practices with the engineering talent in India.

Go-Jek started as a bike-taxi hailing business and then has grown exponentially and diversified into leading on-demand services platforms offering food delivery, instant courier delivery, grocery delivery, etc.

With more than 70 million app downloads per January 2018, Go-Jek’s platform powers the Indonesian equivalents of Indian taxi aggregators, food delivery startups, hyperlocal startups, digital wallet startups and home service based startups, all in one, at a comparable and sometimes larger scale.

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