ClearTax, India’s leading Income Tax Returns e-filing website, has announced the appointment of Prasanth Nair, Aakash Bapna and Jai Santosh as a part of its technology vertical.
The Bengaluru-based company is also in the process of recruiting another director-level executive from Flipkart.
Prasanth will occupy the position of Vice President – Engineering at ClearTax and will head the product and technology group in the company. Both Jai and Aakash join the ClearTax team as senior software engineers.
Speaking on the announcement, CEO and founder ClearTax, Archit Gupta said, “Having established ourselves as the fin-tech solution of choice for millions of users across the country, we are now looking to grow and increase the scale of our services. The appointment of three veteran professionals in Prasanth, Aakash and Jai will bring in critical domain-specific expertise to our team and help propel us to the next phase of our growth journey.”
“Having been associated with e-commerce during its inception in India, I was looking for exciting opportunities in other emerging sectors to satiate my need to tackle new challenges. Joining the leadership team of one of the most promising start-ups in the country at present, and being involved in the emerging fintech industry is incentive enough” said Prasanth on his appointment.
An early Flipkart tech expert, Aakash was involved with the company for four vital years during its consolidation. He was instrumental in building and scaling Flipkart‘s front-end systems and teams from scratch. Aakash has also donned the entrepreneurial hat with his own venture pecfly, a consumer-to-consumer marketplace before joining the tech team at ClearTax.
Explaining his decision to join ClearTax, Aakash said, “Given the number of tax, compliance and day-to-day challenges of running a business, I have been deeply impressed by ClearTax’s mission of helping businesses and individuals manage their finances. I eagerly look forward to this association, and will look to utilize my technological expertise to drive the company’s continued growth and success.”
ClearTax’s latest move underlines its push to strengthen its operations by bringing in experienced professionals with an industry-relevant skill set. The announcement also highlights the rapid recent growth witnessed by the fintech space, and marks ClearTax as one of the most promising ventures to operate in the industry.