New Delhi, May 2 2019: In an early exemplar of the Indian government's policy of lateral induction of outside talent into the administrative cadres, Arun Goel, Vice President, Product Management, ShopClues, has been appointed Joint Secretary in the Union Department of Commerce.
At ShopClues , Arun’s focus has been building and managing scalable, robust, intuitive and easy-to-use products and services to enable merchants to scale their business faster and help them succeed in the hyper-local/regional/national/cross-border context. He has been associated with Shopclues since Aug 2015 in core leadership roles. He has been selected by the Government of India through their flagship programme to induct industry experts in various ministries at the Joint Secretary level. This is perhaps the first time that a large group of experts with domain knowledge will enter the public administration through lateral entry at the joint secretary level.
Says Goel: “I am very pleased to join the government sector and look forward to driving the formulation and implementation of policies pertaining to the Department of Commerce. I intend to offer best of my abilities in the new role bestowed upon me by the Government of India”.
Arun also brings in entrepreneurial experience through his experience with Grow Wealth Capital as its managing partner, right from its inception. He was also the founder of Aroma Communications, a global telecom company, being responsible for building and managing the telecom switched network (PSTN switching) as well as VOIP network, bringing the understanding of very large-scale Product Management to the team at ShopClues
ShopClues is a leading e-commerce player in India with over 100 million monthly visits, 28 million listed products and 6,00,000 + merchants.