Zomato co-founder Pankaj Chaddah resigns
Zomato co-founder Pankaj Chaddah will take a few months’ break and start something new, but will continue to serve on the Zomato board, says co-founder Deepinder Goyal
Zomato was founded in 2008 by Pankaj Chaddah (left) and Deepinder Goyal.
Pankaj Chaddah, co-founder of online restaurant aggregator and food ordering app Zomato resigned from the company on Thursday.
Chaddah will take a few months’ break and start something new, he said.
In his letter to Zomato employees posted Thursday on the company’s blog, Chaddah said, “I have been thinking of moving on for sometime now, but I didn’t want to leave when the company really needed me to be around”.
Stating that Zomato had a rough going in the past two years, Chaddah said, “Now that the company is in good shape, I think it’s a good time (to leave)”.
Chaddah will be a part of the company till 31 March. “I will take a few months break before I get professionally active again,” he said, adding that he will likely start something new and 10 years of experience will help make it a success.
Zomato co-founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal said as of 31 March, Chaddah will be moving on from an active role at Zomato to focus on the next chapter in his personal journey. “He will continue to be an important part of Zomato in the future as well, and keep serving on our board of directors,” Goyal said.
Zomato was founded in 2008 by Goyal and Chaddah. It currently operates in 24 countries, including Australia and the US. It provides information and reviews on restaurants, including images of menus where the restaurant does not have its own website.