Gojek appoints former Amazon senior engineer as CTO

Gojek appoints former Amazon senior engineer as CTO

October 19, 2020 gtfgzpay 0

first_imgIndonesian decacorn Gojek announced on Wednesday that it had appointed former Amazon software development director Severan Rault as its new chief technology officer (CTO) to lead the ride-hailing application’s engineering team in Southeast Asia and India.Rault, who started his career at Gojek earlier this year as the head of engineering of the company’s marketplace, is replacing Ajey Gore, who stepped down in June after five years serving as Gojek’s CTO.“It is an exciting time to be with Gojek because the company is transitioning from a start-up to become a more developed company,” Rault said in a press statement. “I joined Gojek because of its goal to help people. I am drawn to solving technical challenges related to the goal, such as developing an advanced cloud solution and applying artificial intelligence solutions,” he added.Rault has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry, including leading the Amazon team to create Amazon Prime Air – the company’s delivery service by drone.He has also worked with another American tech giant, Microsoft, as the company’s principal development manager for Microsoft OneApp and principal architect at the tech giant’s search engine Bing.He also worked with a virtual reality technology company Betawave prior to joining Gojek.“We are excited to have Severan as our CTO. His expertise, enthusiasm and leadership will bring Gojek’s product and service development to a higher level,” said Gojek Co-CEO Kevin Aluwi. (eyc)Topics :last_img

 

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