Two-wheeler consumer brand is CredR, announced the appointment of Subas Hota as the new Head of Data Science & Technology, effective from October 2020. In this new role, Subas will be in charge of building data systems and technologies at the company. Subas will lead the engineering teams at the company and will report directly to Chief Strategy Officer, Sasidhar Nandigam.
This move comes as the first in a series of senior-level recruitments for the company. CredR has recently completed 5 years in business. It has also been aggressively building new and innovative products along with major business tie-ups in the last few months.
Subas brings with him 20+ years’ experience in data science and technology. He has worked from Kirloskar to Target retail. He was the Director of Data Science at Target. In this role, he was responsible for building business intelligence portfolios globally across 1800+ stores. He also has effectively managed data warehousing for key functions in the organisation. These include Financial Retail Services, Guest Service Centre, Human Resource, Law, Risk and Compliance. He was also responsible for a team of over a few hundreds of data engineers working globally.
“We are really glad to have an experienced eye like Subas on the team. This will help us build data-driven business solutions and technology to serve our customers. Further, we are looking at bringing a tighter focus on data being the key determinant of all our business moves and strategies, going forward,” said Sasidhar Nandigam.
“CredR, over the years, has established itself as the default option; for customers looking for good quality used 2Ws at reasonable prices. No better time than now to join CredR as it transforms from startup to maturation and data science shall play a massive role in this transformation. Very excited to build tech systems and processes for CredR which operates in a market segment which never saw tech intervention till date. When you add the complexity of scaling up, this makes my role very challenging and I’m grateful for the opportunity”, said Mr Hota.
CredR operates in a market which is highly fragmented. The market also lacks information and data standardisation. Subas will be key in building these metrics as CredR leads the efforts to organise the highly unorganised used 2W market, concluded Mr Nandigam.