Ecom Express, an end-to-end technology-enabled logistics solutions provider to ecommerce industry backed by marquee private equity investors Partners Group, Warburg Pincus and British International Investment, on Thursday, announced that Ajay Chitkara will join as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
Chitkara currently serves as Director & CEO of Bharti Airtel’s enterprise arm, Airtel Business and will assume responsibilities at Ecom Express from 1 September 2023. He will report to the Board of Directors of the Company.
He is a senior business leader with over two decades of proven track record. He has led and delivered significant portfolio and organisation change at Airtel Business transforming it into one of India’s largest enterprise technology companies. He also serves on the boards of Nxtra by Airtel, Hughes Communication and Network i2i. Ajay began his career in sales at Comsat Max Limited before joining Airtel in 2001.
Chairperson at Ecom Express, V. Anantharaman said, “We look forward to welcoming Ajay as our new CEO. Ajay comes with extensive enterprise experience from Airtel where he has demonstrated exceptional leadership and strategic capabilities. The Board wishes him well and looks forward to Ajay scaling Ecom Express further and delivering long-term value for all its stakeholders.”
Chitkara said, “I am excited to become a part of the Ecom Express family. It is a great moment to be a part of this business and to be working with its customers, the world-class team, the board and investors, with a common goal of creating India’s most trusted and respected logistics solutions provider for the e-commerce industry. I look forward to building further on the strong foundation of Ecom Express established over a decade, to achieve new milestones, and deliver customer delight.”
Ecom Express has its presence in all 28 states of the country and operates in over 2,700+ towns across 27,000+ PIN-codes covering 95 per cent+ of India’s population. Ecom Express has over 50,000 employees across 3,000+ delivery centers and over 7 million sq.ft. of express processing & hub infrastructure and fulfillment center space.