Rakuten India to hire 450 employees in the next 12-18 months

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Bengaluru based Japanese MNC Rakuten India is looking to double its headcount in the next 12-18 months as it looks to move the centre of gravity of its technology operations to the country. Rakuten is one of the world’s leading internet services companies, with a transformative presence in e-commerce, digital content and FinTech. – ET reports

Last year, Rakuten had about 300 employees, which has since grown to about 450.

“Our current headcount in India is about 450 and we are looking to double the headcount in the next 12-18 months,The company has moved into a new office which can accommodate about 800 people.- Said Yasufumi Hirai, CIO & CISO at Rakuten

Rakuten, Inc. is a Japanese electronic commerce and Internet company based in Tokyo and founded in 1997 by Hiroshi Mikitani. Its B2B & B2C e-commerce platform, Rakuten Ichiba is the largest e-commerce site in Japan and among the world’s largest by sales. In india Rakuten Office is based in Bangalore.

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