Welcomes Subhanshu Saxena as Chief Product Officer

1 min read has appointed its first Chief Product Officer (CPO) in Subhanshu Saxena, equipping the company with a product expert to ensure travellers continue receiving an intuitive and innovative user experience in this exciting growth phase.

Subhanshu is a seasoned product and analytics leader with over 14 years’ experience building and managing product portfolios of globally recognized travel and technology brands, including Agoda, eBay and MakeMyTrip.

Taking a user-centric and data-driven approach to his work, Subhanshu’s primary focus is on delivering a world-class user experience to cement as one of the most user-friendly travel booking platforms in the industry.

Commenting on the latest addition to the team, Juan Otero, CEO of, said: “The newly established CPO role will be critical in positioning as a market leader in the industry. Subhanshu’s impressive product work over the years with established travel companies puts him in a perfect position to lead this area of the business as we continue to grow.”

Having led product and analytics teams since 2012, Subhanshu has a strong history of managing people and stakeholders to achieve objectives. Whether it’s building online products from the ground up or improving those already in existence, his passion and drive for executing quality projects has positioned him as a strong leader in his previous roles.

Commenting on his new position, Subhanshu Saxena said: “ has built a wonderful product with a loyal user base. The pairing of blockchain technology and travel introduces many interesting and innovative product ideas that can be developed to continue enhancing the user experience, which I’m incredibly excited about.”

The addition of Subhanshu to follows the recent announcement of the new Chief Marketing Officer, Sam Woollard, and further strengthens the company’s executive team.


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