Bengaluru India: apna.co has today announced the appointment of Mithun Madhusudan as the Head of Product – Communities. His appointment is in line with apna’s efforts to invest in and attract world-class leadership to support the company’s mission of empowering a billion lives.
An alumnus of IIT KGP and IIM Bangalore, Mithun brings with him a decade-long experience in building and scaling consumer-facing technology products. He has worked across multiple verticals and built content products that focus on content creation, content discovery, personalization, and chat rooms. His expertise lies in enhancing consumer experience through innovations in video, social, content, and mobile. In his previous role at Sharechat, he launched live audio chatrooms and turned it into a large revenue-generating business within 12 months. Mithun brings with him global experience having worked across geographies including Singapore, Hongkong, and India.
Welcoming Mithun to the team, Karthik Manivannan, Chief Operating Officer of Communities at apna said “Mithun brings with him an in-depth understanding of consumers and industry best practices. We will leverage his expertise in crafting a greater user experience as we build for the world. He will play a pivotal role in strengthening apna’s communities and help us drive our mission of #AcceleratingIndia”.
“apna has been playing an important role in solving the earth-scale problem of skilling and unemployment. I am excited to be part of this unique journey and work with a team of highly skilled leaders. apna community is a critical part of solving this at scale and allow the rising workforce to connect with peers, showcase their work, share ideas and opportunities with each other. The communities are also helping them create their digital professional identity. I look forward to building the first-of-its-kind product to come out of India” added Mithun on his new stint.
apna communities have enabled users to grow their professional networks, upskill through peer learning and find employment & gig opportunities. At present, apna comprises 70+ communities for skilled professionals such as carpenters, painters, telecallers, field sales agents, delivery personnel, and others. These communities have enabled over 37 million peer-to-peer professional conversations during the festive season. They have also partnered with organizations such as, National Skill Development Corporation, UNICEF Yuwaah, Truecaller, Akzonobel, and the Ministry of Minority Affairs of India, in their endeavor to provide better skilling and job opportunities to candidates.
apna also plans to onboard more than 400 professionals in the next 6 months to accelerate its next phase of growth.