Graas, Ujjwal Sarao, Up the Ranks, chief people officer

In this role, Sarao oversees global people strategy and key talent management solutions for Graas' 350+ employees across seven countries.

AI-powered eCommerce solution provider, Graas has announced the appointment of five senior key hires in the region as part of its strategy of accelerated growth in Southeast Asia and India.  

Amongst the appointments is Ujjwal Sarao who takes on the role of Chief People Officer. In this role, she will oversee global people strategy and key talent management solutions for Graas, which currently has over 350 employees operating across seven countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and more. 

Sarao's past roles in HR leadership include tenures at Aegis Media, Dentsu and Publicis. With over 20 years of experience in people management, she specialises in being an in-house strategic business partner working across Asia Pacific, focussing on building capability to support & deliver a transformation agenda.

Prem Bhatia, Co-Founder & CEO of Graas commented: “eCommerce as a percentage of overall retail continues to grow and India and Southeast Asia lead the way globally. Graas stands for Growth-as-Service, and we act as in-house data scientists, something previously inaccessible to most.

"With the addition of experienced veterans to our team, we are doubling down on our commitment to brands both big and small across the region."

Following closely after Graas’ US$40mn Series A fundraise and acquisitions of SELLINALL and Shoptimize, the appointments include other key hires listed below:

  • Nathalie Pellegrini, Chief Growth Officer
  • Trisnia Anchali Kardia, VP, Head of Business Indonesia
  • Rika Ninomiya, EVP Product Marketing
  • Sathya Ramaganapathy, EVP Marketing

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