Go-Jek appoints Gautam Kotwal as Group Chief Data Officer
Mobile on-demand service and payments platform Go-Jek today announced the appointment of Gautam Kotwal as Group Chief Data Officer. Kotwal will be based in Singapore and report to Kevin Aluwi, Co-Founder at Go-Jek.
In his new role, Kotwal will bring aboard more than 20 years of Silicon Valley experience of leadership roles in engineering, data analytics, and machine learning. He will be responsible for managing Go-Jek’s overall data strategy and teams across business intelligence, data engineering, data science, and fraud.
In addition to that, Kotwal will provide an integrated oversight for all data-related functions at Go-Jek, an area that is deemed central to key business decision-making and unlocking new opportunities for the platform and its stakeholders.
Kevin Aluwi, GOJEK Co-Founder, said: “Kotwal will play a key role in expanding GOJEK’s data capabilities. We believe that data, in combination with creative thinking and analysis, has the power to create solutions to problems faced by our users, partners, and economies. It’s a high time for us to capitalise on our exponential growth in the region and ramp up our efforts with more sophisticated data capabilities.”
Before joining the unicorn, Kotwal was the Chief Analytics Data Officer at Albertsons, he also held data, analytics, and engineering leadership positions at Kohl’s and Netflix. In fact, Kotwal was one of the early engineers on the Netflix Streaming team.
“Go-Jek is using technology to solve some of the most impactful consumer challenges in Southeast Asia, something which is aligned with my passion for scaling complex systems efficiently,” said Kotwal.
Currently, Indonesia-based Go-Jek said that it has 3,000 employees in its data function spanning technology, operational, and administrative roles.