GirnarSoft appoints Pragya Kumar of Yatra as Chief People Officer

GirnarSoft, the parent company of leading Automobile portals CarDekho, Gaadi, and Zigwheels, has appointed Pragya Kumar as Chief People Officer. Pragya takes over from Ankur Agarwal, who had taken the additional responsibility of handling HR while being the business head of insurance unit at the company.

Over the years, GirnarSoft has built innovative products and services for auto stakeholders, launched new verticals, acquired multiple startups, entered new markets and expanded rapidly to become a 2,000 member strong company. With Pragya’s joining, GirnarSoft aims to add management structures to accommodate the increased workforce, and reinforce the cultural values that will sustain the growing businesses.

Amit Jain, CEO and Co-Founder, GirnarSoft Pvt. Ltd. said, “Girnar has been growing faster than we have ever seen in its history. It has not just become the #1 auto site in India but also aims to become one of the top 10 auto sites globally. Our current company culture has led to a successful business, however, with Pragya’s expertise, we will have an evolving culture that feeds our business objectives.”

Commenting on her new role, Pragya stated, “I feel very proud to be associated with an organization known as much for its culture as supreme quality of work. My aim is to facilitate a working culture and environment that helps our employees grow individually and collectively as a business unit.”

With over 25 years of rich and varied work experience across different industries such as manufacturing, IT, EDA and E-Commerce, Pragya has developed a multifaceted approach to managing most import asset of a company, which is human resources. She has worked with organizations such as SAIL, Dorling Kindersley, iBilt Technologies and Mentor Graphics.

Prior to joining GirnarSoft, Pragya worked with Yatra.com for 7 years as a Head - HR. She holds an MBA in HR from Delhi School of Economics and a Post Graduate in Political Science from Hindu College, Delhi University.