Online shopping and reselling site, Meesho, has announced to onboard top techie Debdoot Mukherjee as the new company chief data scientist. According to the company, Mukherjee will oversee the company's efforts to make every pillar of the e-commerce marketplace smarter and more efficient with the use of AI.
Mukherjee will lead the current 30-member strong AI team at Meesho and strengthen it by 3x by the end of the year, the company said. Mukherjee joins the firm with over 14 years of experience in developing large-scale recommender systems. Previously, he held multiple leadership roles at companies like ShareChat, Hike, and Myntra.
“I am delighted to welcome Debdoot as the head of Meesho's highly energetic AI team. His leadership and deep understanding of the field will help us meet the growing demands of our users, drive innovation and accelerate our sellers' success,” Sanjeev Barnwal, founder and CTO, Meesho said.
“AI can play a central role in creating an efficient and healthy marketplace, which is trusted and loved by the customers and also ensures fairness and growth to all the sellers. I believe my past experiences will further help in building a world-class AI team and machinery to deliver on our bold ambition of building a single shopping destination for the next billion users in India,” said Mukherjee.