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Voonik hires Groupon's Himmat Padode as Chief Data Scientist

New Delhi, Jan 12 (PTI) Fashion marketplace Voonik today said it has hired Groupon's Himmat Singh Padode as Chief Data

Scientist.


Padode will report to Voonik CEO Sujayath Ali. 


"At Voonik, we are creating a technology driven fashion platform. Himmat has hands-on experience in data drive n personalisation and prediction models and is an ideal person to lead Voonik's data team," Voonik.com CEO and Founder

Sujayath Ali said. 


The company has been revamping the top leadership team recently and has appointed Prabhakar Sunder, former Finance

Head of Myntra, as CFO and Amazon Veteran Raghu Lakkapragada as COO. 


"I think, adding analytics to a completely impulse purchase based fashion category, is a leap of faith. I am very excited about the prospects of the role and the culture of the company," Padode said. 


Padode was leading Groupon's international data team. He comes with 14 years of experience in data science and insights

field, across companies like Essar, Religare and holds a BE and MBA degree. 


Voonik has an annual GMV rate of over USD 120 million. It has over 20 million registered users with 17 million app

downloads. 


PTI