The restaurant discovery and food delivery platform Zomato has been taking various efforts to keep up with the growth phase. And now, the company has taken on board Thomas Phillippe as its General Counsel.
Prior to Zomato, Thomas was earlier a partner at legal firm Khaitan & Co. This new appointment marks the first such role at Zomato which has previously been working with legal firm AZB & Partners as its advisor.
The new General Counsel has over 13 years of experience as a private practice lawyer in both domestic and cross-border M&A, private equity, and venture capital transactions. This may be a positive point for the foodtech firm.
From the past few years, Thomas has played a valuable and important role at e-commerce and financial technology companies in advising them on capital raising attempts. Also, he has helped them in day-to-day operational matters involving regulatory complexity and bespoke contracting solutions to facilitate innovative product rollouts, a role that he is looking to follow and improve at Zomato.
Along with this, he is the latest amongst a series of senior management appointments at Zomato, which had earlier witnessed a significant leadership churn. During this time, he has acted for both international and domestic acquirers and targets on several marquee transactions and has also advised clients on various entry and exit strategies in the country.
Various companies other than Zomato have been involved in several appointments and bringing on boards various important executives. In the previous months, the Ant Financial backed firm hired GE veteran Sameer Maheshwary as its CFO. Along with this, it also hired MakeMyTrip executive Mohit Gupta as the CEO for its food delivery business and Egon Zehnder’s Rohithari Rajan to head its ad sales business globally.