One of the largest E-commerce companies in the country, Snapdeal has today announced appointment of Jason Kothari as the Chief Executive Officer of FreeCharge. He will also continue as Chief Strategy & Investment Officer of the company. Speaking on the development, co-founder and CEO of the company, Kunal Bahl has today expressed hope that as the country is moving towards cashless economy, FreeCharge will play a very important role in the transition. Congratulating Jason for his new role at FreeCharge, he said that Jason, who had already been CEOs of two successful companies, is a strong and versatile business leader.
Till recently, Jason Kothari was the CEO of real estate company Housing.com. Within one and half years, helead the company from a distress position to one of the best in the market using new methods . Under him, the company achieved several major operating results like raising the revenue by 400 percent. The company during this time won several awards like Rise of the Phoenix’ gold award by India Public Relations as also Corporate Communications Awards (IPRCCA). Housing.com was named as one of the most sough after employers by Linked In. In fact, the company’s turnaround case has been taught at the Harvard Business School.
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Jason Kothari, before joining Housing.com, was the CEO abd vice chairman Valiant Entertainment, a character-based entertainment company. During his tenure here, he had led the company to a successful turnaround, leading to media recognition which called the company “Marvel 2.0”. During his time, the Valiant Entertainment raised $140 million from top strategic investors like the Chinese media conglomerate DMG Entertainment.