Apna Named Silicon Valley Data Leader, Ronak Shah, To Drive Its Data Strategy

India’s largest jobs and professional networking platform, apna.co, has today announced the appointment of ex Coursera data leader, Ronak Shah as the Head of Data at apna. Ronak will be leading apna’s data science and engineering teams to build a data-powered platform that will help apna’s user base to fulfill their aspirations. Ronak’s 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 the University of Southern California, Ronak brings with him an experience of more than a decade in building data strategies, knowledge graphs, machine learning, and business intelligence for top tech companies. Prior to joining apna, Ronak has worked with large global companies including Amazon, Glassdoor, Coursera and Citrix Online.

Welcoming Ronak to the team, Manas Singh, Chief Business Officer at apna said “Ronak is a product visionary with a passion to incorporate data learning and innovation to improve the quality of living. His vast knowledge and expertise will play a pivotal role in improving our platform as we build for the world. We look forward to Ronak’s leadership and have him onboard in our mission of #AcceleratingIndia”.

Data can play a significant role in apna’s mission of solving the earth-scale problem of skilling and unemployment. I am thrilled to be a part of this team and work with highly skilled leaders who are on a mission to transform the world and empower a billion lives”, added Ronak about his new stint.

Ronak is apna’s first data leader and will fully focus on creating data strategies for the platform. apna also plans to onboard more than 400 professionals in data sciences, engineering, and product in the next 6 months. The ongoing hiring spree will allow talented professionals from various domains to apply to one of the fastest-growing start-ups in India.

In recent months, apna has recorded tremendous growth with 22 million-plus users, more than 200,000 employer partners, and a presence in 48 cities in India and counting. The platform is currently enabling over 18 million interviews and 35 million professional conversations monthly.

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