redBus hires Googler, Alok Goel, as Chief Products Officer

By Team YS|7th Nov 2012
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redBus.in, India’s largest online bus ticket booking website, has added Alok Goel to its executive team as it’s Chief Products Officer. In this role, Alok will lead company’s Business along with current and future product offerings.Alok brings over 13 years of rich product management experience from Google, Adobe etc and has relocated back from Google’s California headquarters to join redBus.in. Most recently, he was global Product Management lead for Google Display Network and was responsible for relaunch of Google’s flagship display ad product - AdSense. Prior to that, Alok was head of Search & Mobile products for Google India where he played a key role in growing mobile Internet ecosystem across India.

“Internet and Mobile product knowledge is very scarce in India as the industry is in its early phase. It was a very tough to find someone who not only understands the space very well but also has practical knowledge and also fits very well with redBus culture. We had to go overseas to find a great fit and we are very happy and confident that Alok, with his practical experience both as a hands on technologist and a product visionary, will be of tremendous value to the organization”, says Phanindra Sama, CEO of redBus.in

“I’m delighted to be part of the redBus family. The company has built a very unique business model with strong focus on customer service as evident with 1 crore tickets that redBus has sold. At this time, redBus.in is one of largest transacted eCommerce website in the country”, says Alok Goel, now CPO of redBus.in

We have been in touch with redBus since its inception, and have tracked all news about the firm including its adoption of Juspay's Express Checkout technology, its partnering with Expedia, and its inclusion of amenities on site. We also covered the Awesome Employees Of redBus, as a part of our Awesome Startup Employee Series, and interviewed Phanindra Sama, when redBus crossed the 1Cr ticket sales mark! 

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