Gather will be responsible for expanding Etsy’s market capabilities and identifying new growth prospects. According to the company’s statement, it will focus on organizing and developing the Indian creative community and connecting sellers with millions of buyers across the Etsy marketplace.
“I’ve long been impressed by Etsy’s ability to do this
business men. They have created economic opportunities for millions of people around the world, and I am delighted to be able to contribute to this and support Indian innovators in harnessing their full potential,” said Gathar.
With over two decades of experience in International Information Technology Based Services (ITES) and e-commerce businesses, Jathar is a seasoned professional.
When Amazon and private equity firm Catamaran teamed up for Prione, Gather served as its CEO. From 2011 to 2017, he oversaw a number of divisions at Amazon and played a critical role in launching the company’s business in India.
Prior to joining Amazon, he spent more than five years building outsourcing solutions for financial institutions.
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“I am delighted to welcome Pankaj to Etsy as we continue to invest in our community in India. I am confident that his leadership and experience will point us in the right direction and inspire the local team to advance our mission to keep commerce human.”
Etsy has been making investments in India – one of the company’s seven core markets – for a number of years. These investments are directed primarily towards the development of a domestic stock and the development of effective business procedures for the development of a two-sided peer-to-peer market.