NEW DELHI: HealthKart - one of the leading online health and fitness store - has appointed Gaurav Agarwal, a Silicon Valley veteran for 12 years, as the chief technology officer (CTO). He will also head HealthKart's products division, with a specific focus on the company's web and mobile initiatives. In his previous role, he was responsible for the iconic game ‘FarmVille’ for Zynga. Under his leadership, Farmville grossed over $ 1 billion in revenue and became the largest game in the world.
Agarwal has held multiple technology and management roles in the Silicon Valley. Commenting on his addition to the team, HealthKart co-founder and MD Prashant Tandon said in a release: “We are very excited to have someone of this caliber join the team at HealthKart. With Gaurav leading technology and product, we are confident that we can create world class web and mobile products that help take both HealthKart.com and HealthKartPlus to the next level.”
“I am excited to be back in India and thrilled to be a part of HealthKart. This is a very exciting space and I believe a lot of interesting technology work can be done with a platform like HealthKart. I am looking forward to working with the great team and create a distinctive experience for the users here”, added HealthKart CTO Gaurav Agarwal.
Agarwal holds a Bachelors degree in Technology (B.Tech - Computer Science) from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.