Zomato elevates Akriti Chopra as its new Chief Financial Officer. She has been working on building Zomato’s finance and legal teams for more than 8 years. In her previous role at Zomato, she was the Vice President of Finance and Operations.
Sameer Maheshwary, the former CFO of Zomato, quit the company in December 2018, having spent less than six months into his tenure, to pursue, what was described at the time as, “different personal and professional interests.” Post his departure, the company’s chief operating officer, Gaurav Gupta, who also holds a co-founder tag at the company, took over its finance functions.
On her appointment, Deepinder Goyal, Founder & CEO, Zomato, said, “Akriti has been building our finance and legal teams for more than eight years now. Her analytical bent of mind, high level of ownership, and moral authority makes her a great fit for the role of CFO at Zomato”.
She started her journey with Zomato in the Finance team where she was responsible for setting up and scaling finance processes for Zomato’s global operations. She also worked on multiple fund-raises and acquisitions. She was a part of the Global Growth and International Operations teams where she scouted and launched new markets for Zomato. For the last 4 years, she has been leading the Finance and Legal functions.
Prior to joining Zomato, Akriti worked with PwC for 3 years in the Tax & Regulatory practice. Akriti is a Chartered Accountant and graduated from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi with a B.Com (Hons) degree.