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Cleartrip Appoints Jupiter’s Anuj Rathi As Chief Business & Growth Officer

Flipkart-owned travel platform- Cleartrip has onboarded Jupiter’s Anuj Rathi as its new Chief Business and Growth Officer. This puts an end to several media reports which cited him as the replacement of Ayyappan R as Cleartrip's CEO, decided to part ways from the company after more than 11 years of association.

| Published on June 20, 2024

As Ayyappan R Moves On, Cleartrip Appoints Jupiter’s Anuj Rathi As CEO

Cleartrip, a Flipkart-owned travel platform, has onboarded Jupiter’s Anuj Rathi as its new Chief Business and Growth Officer.

This is going to be Rathi’s second association with Flipkart. He was earlier associated with the e-commerce major as Product Manager for a period of two years, between September 2010 and August 2012.

In his new role at Flipkart-owned travel company, Rathi will provide leadership to Cleartrip with the specific charter of overseeing business development, market expansion, and strategic partnerships, focusing on accelerating Cleartrip’s growth trajectory.

And with this announcement in place, Cleartrip has put an end to various media reports which suggested that Rathi would be the replacement for Ayyappan R, who called it a day at Flipkart as CEO after close to 11 years of association.

That being said, Rathi, who had joined Jupiter as Chief Product and Marketing Officer in September 2023, was associated with Swiggy for over seven years before that. He joined the quick commerce platform as VP- Product, Storefront, Revenue and Growth in August 2016 and was elevated to SVP- Revenue and Growth at the company in February 2021.

Prior to that, he served the role of AVP- Product Management at Snapdeal from November 2014 to August 2016 and was associated with Creyate as Head of Product Management from September 2013 to October 2014. He also worked as Senior Product Manager at Walmart Global eCommerce from August 2012 to October 2013.

In the past, he served as Senior Software Engineer at asklaila.com from December 2006 to June 2009 and as Software Development Engineer at Pi Corporation for nearly two years.

Expressing his enthusiasm on joining Flipkart-owned travel company, Rathi, Chief Business and Growth Officer, Cleartrip, said, “As India’s travel boom continues, we see a tremendous opportunity to continue and strengthen our customer-centric offerings. I am thrilled to come on board during this pivotal juncture. The travel industry is evolving rapidly, and I look forward to working with the talented team at Cleartrip to create exceptional travel experiences and drive sustainable growth.”

To this, Ajay Veer Yadav, Senior Vice President, Flipkart, added, “We are thrilled to welcome Anuj Rathi to the Cleartrip family. His deep understanding of e-commerce and ability to drive growth across categories will be invaluable as we continue to innovate for our customers. Anuj’s role will be crucial in strengthening customer experience at every touch-point and expanding Cleartrip’s operations. His appointment underscores our commitment to attracting top talent to drive our business forward.”

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