With Zomato launching a new event vertical, Zomato Live, it has announced the appointment of Chaitanya Mathur as the Global Head the new vertical.
According to a statement from the company, Chaitanya comes with vast experience in the entertainment space in India and has been instrumental in bringing down some of the most prolific international artists to India in the past.
“I met with Chaitanya around four months ago, and we immediately connected on the idea of organizing an array of engagement driven, large-scale events for all foodies around the world. We’re thrilled to have him on board to build Zomato Live and expand it globally,” said Deepinder Goyal, Founder and CEO, Zomato.
With an Economics degree from the University of Warwick, Chaitanya has over 12 years of experience working in various positions ranging from a financial analyst to an event manager and restaurateur. Chaitanya has founded Excited Monkey Entertainment (EME), where he mastered in event planning and management. He then launched Bangin Beats, an online electronic music and entertainment portal. Soon after he went on to co-founding The Grub Fest, and led strategic alliances, marketing and digital activations for 3 years till June 2018. Chaitanya also serves as the Director at Bohca, a Euro-Spanish restaurant in New Delhi.
“Zomato’s journey has really inspired me over the years and I am excited to be strengthening its future by leading the company into new domains and territories. I look forward to building Zomato Live together with the incredible team here," added Chaitanya Mathur, Global Head, Zomato Live.
Chaitanya’s appointment follows a slew of executives joining Zomato at various leadership positions over the past few months. The company hired ex-MakeMyTrip COO Mohit Gupta as the CEO for the Food Delivery business, GE veteran Sameer Maheshwary as CFO, ex-Digital practice leader (Asia Pacific) at Egon Zehnder and principal at Bain & Company Rohithari Rajan as the Global Head for its Ad Sales Business and Partner at Khaitan & Co Thomas Phillippe as the General Counsel.