Mumbai-based ClearTrip elects Rajiv Thondanoor as chief product officer

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ClearTrip, a Mumbai-based, online travel platform, has picked Rajiv Thondanoor, who is a former Ola executive, and placed him as company’s chief product officer, cited ET.

“The travel space is undergoing a massive change – not only is it growing at a rapid pace, the needs and expectations of travellers are also evolving rapidly. I strongly believe that we have just scratched the surface when it comes to solving for these changing needs and continuing to delight travellers. Given my passion for travel and the customer-first culture at Cleartrip, this feels like a natural home,” said Thondanoor on his appointment.

Thondanoor has over 16 years of experience in consumer internet and enterprise businesses. Over the course of his career, he has been associated with many global technology brands in India and Silicon Valley.

While, founded by Stuart Crighton in 2006, Cleartrip offers a platform for customers to book flights, hotels, trains, and manage their trips. The startup claims to sell more than 10 million flight tickets and 1.5 million hotel room nights annually.

“The Cleartrip business today is at the forefront of rapid industry transformation taking place in its eight key markets serving millions of diverse customers and cultures. This platform of the leading OTA to the emerging world demands constant innovation and thoughtful execution. Rajiv joining the team in this critical leadership role will only strengthen our commitment to all our customers as we continue this journey,” said Crighton.

In the online travel segment, Cleartrip competes with the likes of MakeMyTripIxigo, and Yatra.com, among others.

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