Mumbai: Backed by Sequoia, India’s largest health and wellness e-commerce platform HyugaLife, has announced the appointment of Kevin Solomon (Ex-MamaEarth) as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chaitanya Shah (Ex-Amazon) as its new Chief Business Officer (CBO).
HyugaLife is India’s largest health and wellness e-commerce platform for multiple brands. It is a one-stop destination for customers to buy authentic products curated by renowned experts in health and wellness, consume educational content on wellbeing and nutrition & receive personalized and assisted shopping for curious customers who want to know more about healthy living.
Kevin has a rich experience of 12+ years of building technology platforms for unicorns such as Zomato, Mamaearth, and others. He was one of the early technocrats at Zomato and built the in-house D2C commerce stack. He has also played a crucial role in building India’s R&D Centre of South East Asia’s biggest travel aggregator Traveloka in Bangalore.
Most recently, he built out the entire technology charter of the D2C giant MamaEarth (Honasa Consumer). Being the tech revolutionary that he is, his work has enabled a reversal in the revenue split of 30% and 70% across D2C and the external markets.
Expressing his excitement about assuming the new position, Kevin said, “I am super excited to lead the tech & product to bring best-in-class technology that allows our health-centric eCommerce platform to reach potential consumers. I am all motivated to build a platform that will help users and curious health seekers to be able to explore a plethora of certified brands and products.
At the same time, I am eager to be a part of an organization that concentrates on health and wellness as it’s one of the most important things in life.”
Chaitanya, INSEAD alumni, has a wide-ranging global experience of over a decade. Most recently, he was a part of the core 3P team to launch Amazon.sg (Singapore) and was instrumental in setting up the team and business. He led the 3P fulfilment work streams across FBA and seller-fulfilled delivery.
Sharing similar enthusiasm, Chaitanya said, “I am looking forward to starting this new position. I am excited to lead the product and program roadmap for the eCommerce platform. Being responsible for defining and executing the right strategy for business development while ascertaining all activities be in alignment with the company’s comprehensive vision and ambition, I’m totally in sync with what HyugaLife stands for. I want to ensure the successful delivery of the business’s outcomes through the strategic development of the business. Through HyugaLife we are going to solve all Health and wellness product-related concerns.”
Speaking about their recruitment, Anvi Shah, CEO HyugaLife, said, “Product technology and operational excellence are the two most vital pillars backing a successful platform and we are excited to have both of them with such rich experience to handle these vital verticals for us. Where on one hand Kevin is a seasoned tech veteran. Chaitanya on the other hand brings in the skills to strengthen the growth trajectory of HyugaLife. We are quite excited to have both of them onboard.”