Our team

Meet the minds shaping an industry

Thirukumaran Nagarajan
Kartheeswaran KK
Ashutosh Vikram
Sachin Jose
Sharath Loganathan
Vasudevan Chinnathambi
Thirukumaran Nagarajan
Co-founder and CEO, Ninjacart

Thirukumaran Nagarajan

Thiru is a serial entrepreneur, having co-founded EduRaft (Education Classifieds startup) and Shout App (Location-based social network app) earlier. He holds a PGDM in Finance and Operations from the prestigious IIM Kozhikode.

On seeing a gap in the food distribution market and opportunity to add value through technology, Thiru founded Ninjacart as an on-demand grocery delivery company in 2015 along with Vasudevan, Kartheeswaran, Sharath, Sachin, and Ashutosh. He later realized the inefficiency of the current supply chain for perishable produce and pivoted the company to become an end to end B2B fresh produce platform. Thiru’s vision is to build India’s most efficient and largest supply chain company.

Kartheeswaran KK
Co-founder and COO, Ninjacart

Kartheeswaran KK

On seeing a gap in the food distribution market and opportunity to add value through technology, Kartheeswaran co-founded Ninjacart in 2015 as a B2C hyper-local grocery delivery platform with Thirukumaran, Vasudevan, Sharath, Sachin, and Ashutosh. However, they soon realized that while there was a high demand for an online market for fruits and vegetables, the traditional supply chain for perishable products was inefficient, and hence pivoted towards a B2B Supply Chain platform. Kartheeswaran’s vision is to build India’s most efficient and largest supply chain company.

Kartheeswaran was awarded the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 in 2019 for his successful feats as an entrepreneur. He holds an MBA degree from IIM Ahmedabad.

Ashutosh Vikram
Co-founder, Ninjacart

Ashutosh Vikram

On seeing a gap in the food distribution market and opportunity to add value through technology, Ashutosh co-founded Ninjacart in 2015 as a B2C hyper-local grocery delivery platform with Thirukumaran, Vasudevan, Kartheeswaran, Sachin, and Sharath. However, they soon realized that while there was a high demand for an online market for fruits and vegetables, the traditional supply chain for perishable products was inefficient, and hence pivoted towards a B2B Supply Chain platform.

Ashutosh was awarded the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 in 2019 for his successful feats as an entrepreneur. He also co-founded the Shout App (Location-based social network app) earlier. He holds a PGDM in Marketing Management and Strategy from the prestigious IIM Kozhikode.

Sachin Jose
Co-founder, Ninjacart

Sachin Jose

On seeing a gap in the food distribution market and opportunity to add value through technology, Sachin co-founded Ninjacart in 2015 as a B2C hyper-local grocery delivery platform with Thirukumaran, Vasudevan, Kartheeswaran, Ashutosh, and Sharath. However, they soon realized that while there was a high demand for an online market for fruits and vegetables, the traditional supply chain for perishable products was inefficient, and hence pivoted towards a B2B Supply Chain platform.

Sachin is a skilled UI/UX Designer and has worked as an interaction designer for brands like Verizon, Commonfloor, and Byjus. He also co-founded the Shout App (Location-based social network app) earlier.

Sharath Loganathan
Co-founder, Ninjacart

Sharath Loganathan

On seeing a gap in the food distribution market and opportunity to add value through technology, Sharath co-founded Ninjacart in 2015 as a B2C hyper-local grocery delivery platform with Thirukumaran, Vasudevan, Kartheeswaran, Sachin, and Ashutosh. However, they soon realized that while there was a high demand for an online market for fruits and vegetables, the traditional supply chain for perishable products was inefficient, and hence pivoted towards a B2B Supply Chain platform.

Sharath is a serial entrepreneur, having co-founded EduRaft (Education Classifieds startup) and Shout App (Location-based social network app) earlier. He holds a PGDM in Marketing and Operations from the prestigious IIM Kozhikode.

Vasudevan Chinnathambi
Co-founder, Ninjacart

Vasudevan Chinnathambi

On seeing a gap in the food distribution market and opportunity to add value through technology, Vasu co-founded Ninjacart in 2015 as a B2C hyper-local grocery delivery platform with Thirukumaran, Kartheeswaran, Sharath, Sachin, and Ashutosh. However, they soon realized that while there was a high demand for an online market for fruits and vegetables, the traditional supply chain for perishable products was inefficient, and hence pivoted towards a B2B Supply Chain platform.

Vasu’s vision is to build India’s most efficient and largest supply chain company. He holds an MBA degree in Business Leadership from the prestigious School of Inspired Leadership.

Meet our team

The people who drive the core functions of Ninjacart.

  • Natarajan MV
    Natarajan MV

    Sales and Distribution

  • Alexander John
    Alexander John

    Fintech & Neobanking

  • Hiren Doshi
    Hiren Doshi

    Partnership

  • Pravin Devanathan
    Pravin Devanathan

    E-commerce Business

  • Mohammed Aehthesham
    Mohammed Aehthesham

    Engineering

  • Sunil Abhilash
    Sunil Abhilash

    Fintech

  • Harish Swaminathan
    Harish Swaminathan

    Strategy

  • Naveena Raja
    Naveena Raja

    New Category

  • Noopur
    Noopur

    Strategy

  • Subramanian Balasubramanian
    Subramanian Balasubramanian

    CFO

  • Anuja Singh
    Anuja Singh

    HR

  • Vignesh CV
    Vignesh CV

    Analytics

  • Aarti Jha
    Aarti Jha

    Talent Acquisition

Natarajan MV
Sales and Distribution

Natarajan MV

Natarajan MV looks after Sales and Distribution at Ninjacart. Natarajan comes with experience of over 20 years in the FMCG space. During a long stint as a Director at Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, he developed & implemented an integrated channel marketing strategy including emerging channels that involved retail marketing, programs and promotions.

His previous stints included heading the Mars - Wrigley business in the Indian subcontinent. His last assignment was heading the JK foods business. Also, he is an IIM Lucknow alumni.

Alexander John
Fintech & Neobanking

Alexander John

Alexander heads the Fintech vertical at Ninjacart. He comes with 24+ years of experience in senior positions across Retail, Corporate, and Investment Banking. A financial services veteran, he brings strong expertise managing P&Ls, Product structuring, Risk management and Analytics.

Before Ninjacart, he has served in multiple senior roles such as Chief Risk Officer at Avanti, EVP & Business Head (Small business lending) at Jana Small Finance Bank and CAO and Strategy Head, Royal Bank of Scotland.

Alexander is an alumnus of the prestigious St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad.

Hiren Doshi
Partnership

Hiren Doshi

Hiren is a passionate digital entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in the tech industry. He currently leads strategic partnerships at Ninjacart.

Earlier he led strategy, partnerships and business development at eGovernments foundation which focuses on catalyzing urban governance transformation in India. Prior to eGov, he led adoption for Sunbird, a population-scale digital learning infrastructure created by Ekstep. Earlier in his career, Hiren played various leadership roles at Amazon, Flipkart and Infosys. Hiren did his MBA (Finance) and B.E (Electronics) from Mumbai University. He is also a GCPP alumnus of the Takshashila Institution and a Fellow of India China Institute, The New School.

Pravin Devanathan
E-commerce Business

Pravin Devanathan

Pravin is the Vice President of the E-Commerce vertical at the company. He develops strategic partnerships with E-Commerce majors to support their F&V business, leveraging the company’s expansive farmer network, procurement capabilities and tech-enabled supply chain. Having headed the supply chain function of Ninjacart in the past, he brings the expertise of ensuring freshness, availability, and cost-effectiveness in the “farm to fork” journey for clients.

Pravin graduated from IIM Lucknow, and he comes with 15+ years of consulting and industry experience at Kearney and Cognizant. He has deep expertise in consumer industries gained through diverse projects with industry leaders in FMCG, Apparel and Retail.

Mohammed Aehthesham
Engineering

Mohammed Aehthesham

Mohammed heads the Engineering department at Ninjacart. He leads a dynamic team of engineers who have built the most cutting edge products to optimize Ninjacart's Supply Chain, end to end. His expertise lies in conceptualization, designing and Scaling platforms. He is also building and scaling Ninjacart's Tech and Product teams and has been a key driver for the company's recent feats of up-scaling in the tech division.

Mohammed comes with 17+ years of experience in technology working in key roles at reputed IT companies like SAP, Yahoo, etc. He holds a BE in Computer Science from Bangalore Institute of Technology.

Sunil Abhilash
Fintech

Sunil Abhilash

Sunil heads the Product & Operations in the Fintech vertical of the company. He holds 13+ years of experience across Digital Banking, Retail and Mobile Payments, with hands-on experience in Sales, Marketing, Product, and Program Management. Sunil co-founded goMowgli, a travel experience startup.

Prior to Ninjacart, he worked at Wibmo and Novopay in leadership positions. He has done his B.E from Sri Jayachamarajendra College Of Engineering and is an alumnus of IIM-Kozhikode.

Harish Swaminathan
Strategy

Harish Swaminathan

Harish is a founding member of the company and heads the strategy vertical. He has been a key driver of all of the company’s technological advancements and Supply Chain operations. Some of Harish’s work includes building the customer app and in-house products for the seamless integration of each stage in the Supply Chain process.

Harish graduated with a B.E. from the College of Engineering, Guindy. He worked at Goldman Sachs for 4 years before joining Ninjacart in 2016.

Naveena Raja
New Category

Naveena Raja

Naveena is the Director for the New Categories. She is one of the founding members of Ninjacart and has played a pivotal role in creating our robust Supply Chain. Naveena’s work involves initiating cost-effective Supply Chain operations models and driving field operations to ensure on-time fulfilment. She is also an expert at Team Management and has been a key driver in scaling up the Ninjacart business.

Naveena graduated with a B.E. from the College of Engineering, Guindy. She holds an MBA degree from IIM Lucknow. Naveena worked as a Business Development Manager at CRISIL Ltd. before she joined Ninjacart in 2016.

Noopur
Strategy

Noopur

Noopur is the Chief of Staff & Director of Strategy at Ninjacart. A founding member, Noopur closely works with various teams to streamline product and processes for elegant execution of business objectives. She worked closely in building functions like Business Finance, Legal, Internal Audit & Marketing in the company, along with managing other support functions like HR and Finance. Noopur has tracked business KPIs, managed stakeholder relationships and governed new initiatives as Ninjacart grew in size.

An IIM-Lucknow alumni, Noopur worked with HSBC as an Associate Vice President for almost two years, before joining Ninjacart in 2016.

Subramanian Balasubramanian
CFO

Subramanian Balasubramanian

Balasubramanian is the Chief Financial Officer at Ninjacart. Armed with a brilliant financial mind, he cleared his CA & ICWA exams on the first attempt. He has 30+ years of diverse experience in India & overseas with leading enterprises.

For two decades, Bala led Finance departments in the highly competitive Indian telecom sector with Bharti Airtel. Skilled in Business Strategy, Bala has been the CFO of Indus towers and TVS Capital Funds, before joining Ninjacart.

Anuja Singh
HR

Anuja Singh

Anuja leads Human Resources at Ninjacart. She is responsible for developing and leading HR strategies to support Ninjacart’s growth, including talent acquisition, learning and development, performance management, compensation and benefits, HR data and analytics and most importantly - our culture. She has over 22 years of experience in various aspects of HR across companies like SAP Labs, Standard Chartered, Wells Fargo, Aon, HP etc. 

An XLRI-Jamshedpur graduate, Anuja values partnerships and team spirit and has a balance of conceptual, strategic and pragmatic thinking.

Vignesh CV
Analytics

Vignesh CV

Vignesh heads the Business Analytics & Data Science practices at Ninjacart. With over 15 years of experience in the data analytics industry, he spent close to a decade as part of BRIDGEi2i Analytics' core team, which was later acquired by Accenture Consulting. He also spent over 5 years with Hewlett Packard before joining BRIDGEi2i.

Vignesh is an engineer at heart with an advanced degree in Management from Symbiosis Center for Management & HRD (SCMHRD), Pune. He has also completed the Certification program in Leadership with UC Berkeley Extension, California.


Aarti Jha
Talent Acquisition

Aarti Jha

Aarti heads Talent Acquisition at Ninjacart. She comes with over 10 years of experience in recruitment, strategy, and business development. She founded Yokein, a recruitment consultancy where she onboarded over 40 startups as clients.

Her success in leadership recruitment, and people management makes her a great resource for chasing Ninjacart’s vision. Aarti is a graduate of IMT, Ghaziabad.