ShipBob Launches Technology Innovation Hub in India, Adds Former BigBasket and Flipkart Veteran to Leadership Team
ShipBob announced the launch of its Technology Innovation Hub in New Delhi, India, the first of its kind outside of the United States. In conjunction with the opening of the new technology hub, ShipBob also announced the hiring of Pramod Jajoo as SVP, Technology and Country Head. Jajoo will lead ShipBob’s expansion in India while overseeing all technology advancements the company will undertake in the country.
“Some of the world’s finest technology and entrepreneurial talent is based out of India, and we are very excited to launch our first technology hub outside the United States to tap into this talent pool”
ShipBob is a global leader in democratizing the supply chain for small and mid-sized ecommerce brands to allow them to scale their businesses and achieve significant growth online. With thousands of customers shipping millions of orders per month, ShipBob empowers these direct-to-consumer brands to thrive through their full-stack software solution and fulfillment centers around the world. The Technology Innovation Hub is part of ShipBob’s global technology organization and a key component in the company’s multi-year plan to expand its capabilities to support the massive need for industry-leading supply chain technology for ecommerce brands worldwide. The Hub will focus on building merchant- and fulfillment partner-facing products and cloud native platforms in the areas of global inventory management and optimization, fulfillment, partner and marketplace integrations and transportation and logistics.
Jajoo joins ShipBob with more than 25 years of experience in technology leadership roles in both the US and India at companies like Flipkart and BigBasket. Prior to joining ShipBob, Jajoo was a mentor and advisor to select startups and corporations. Jajoo is actively involved in the Indian startup ecosystem as an angel investor, and for the past four years has been a mentor to Nasscom’s DeepTechClub startups.
Prior to that, Jajoo was a Senior Vice President at Flipkart, where he managed product and technology teams for Flipkart’s Fulfillment Services Group. He was also instrumental in the growth of BigBasket as its Chief Technology and Product Officer. Over a career spanning more than 30 years, Jajoo’s experience also includes roles in senior engineering and management positions at Sun Microsystems, Healtheon/WebMD and Xora. Jajoo holds a Master’s in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA and Bachelor’s in Computer Science from BITS Pilani, India.
“I am excited about joining a group of people who are extremely passionate about the power of technology to bring world-class fulfillment experience for our global ecommerce customers. I am also excited to lead ShipBob’s India hub that will be talent-centric, helping build the most innovative products for streamlining the supply chain for our customers,” said Jajoo.
Over the next few years, ShipBob plans to recruit over 150 technology professionals in India, in the areas of engineering, product management, platforms, data sciences and analytics. ShipBob will continue to bring its remote-first philosophy to the market in India as the company believes that flexibility in where you work enables their people to perform their best both at work and at home.
“Some of the world’s finest technology and entrepreneurial talent is based out of India, and we are very excited to launch our first technology hub outside the United States to tap into this talent pool,” said Harshal Wanjari, Chief Technology Officer at ShipBob. “The initiatives executed out of our India hub will service our global base of DTC brands and fulfillment partners, enabling their scale both in the US and internationally. We are also thrilled to welcome Pramod to ShipBob’s leadership team. Pramod’s experience will be instrumental in further expanding ShipBob’s technology capabilities to meet the needs of the supply chain landscape and help us provide merchants around the world with fast and affordable supply chain, fulfillment and logistics products.”