Micromax appoints Chief Technology Officer

Ashish Agrawal has been appointed as the Chief Technology officer (CTO) of homegrown handset maker Micromax. Before joining the Gurgaon-based phonemaker, Agarwal worked as the CTO for mobile and cloud services player Sirqul.

Agrawal has 16 years of experience in mobile, e-Commerce, payments, web services and large scale distributed systems of which, he spent 14 years in eCommerce giant Amazon in software & product development among others, Micromax said in a statement.

Micromax appoints Chief Technology Officer

He has played key roles on early stage businesses and technologies inside Amazon including Amazon Anywhere (mobile), AWS and payments and also lead development of m-commerce applications for Amazon.com, it added. At Micromax, Ashish will be responsible for defining the vision and the direction of software services and driving new initiatives to provide a strong impetus to brand Micromax," the mobile phone maker said.

Micromax Informatics CEO Vineet Taneja said: "With his rich experience in relevant areas at a global scale, Ashish will help us build technology platforms that will further strengthen our leadership."

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Earlier this month, research firm Canalys said Micromax with 22 per cent share had overtaken Samsung (20 per cent) as India's number one smartphone seller, a claim the Korean electronics giant has disputed.

Source PTI

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