Akriti Chopra is Zomato Finance Head


NEW DELHI: Zomato has named company insider Akriti Chopra as its new finance head. Chopra’s appointment was approved by the Zomato board at a meeting held on November 8, according to a research note published by business intelligence platform paper.vc.

A spokesperson for Zomato told ET that Chopra had been elevated to the role in April. “Akriti has been building our finance and legal teams for more than 8 years now. Her analytical bent of mind, high level of ownership and moral authority make her a great fit for a CFO role at Zomato,” said Deepinder Goyal, chief executive of Zomato, in an email.

The appointment of the chartered accountant comes nearly a year after its previous chief financial officer, Sameer Maheshwary, resigned from the company after having spent less than six months at the food delivery platform.

Maheshwary had quit last December to pursue, “different personal and professional interests”. COO, Gaurav Gupta, who is also a cofounder, took over its finance functions after Maheshwary’s departure.