Qasim Zaidi has been appointed at the Surface transport company Rivigo Services as its new technology head. Prior to this, he was the chief technology officer (CTO) at Indonesian e-commerce unicorn Tokopedia.
Deepak Singh Ahlawat, co-founder of Purple Quarter confirmed this development. According to Ahlawat, the entire process, from identifying candidates to negotiating with them took about four months. Zaidi is believed to have joined Rivigo last month.
“It’s (transport and logistics) a very exciting industry, and Rivigo has, obviously, stamped its presence in the space… Both, the top management and Zaidi, met a few times, and established a rapport, resulting in his decision to come aboard Rivigo,” Ahlawat stated.
Zaidi has joined the company a few months after its previous CTO, Hemant Khandelwal, quit the company. Zaidi is an Aligarh Muslim University and IIM Lucknow alumna who has spent over three years in Tokopedia, the Alibaba Group, SoftBank and Sequoia Capital-backed online marketplace.
Before that, he spent about three years at homegrown digital payments platform Paytm, where he was the vice-president, Engineering.