Deliveroo has announced the appointment of Devesh Mishra as chief product and technology officer.
Mishra will have responsibility for Deliveroo’s tech org, which contains the company’s engineering, data science, design and product development functions.
He will report directly to the CEO, Will Shu, and will sit on the executive team. Mishra will start at the food delivery company in early September.
He joins from Amazon, where he has worked for the past 16 years and held a number of senior roles. Most recently, he has been vice president, global supply chain at Amazon.
Deliveroo said the appointment comes at an important time for the company, following “strong growth and consumer engagement” this year.
Deliveroo is also now creating 400 additional “high-skilled tech jobs” across a range of skill sets, including software engineers, product managers, user researchers, designers, and data scientists.
The current chief product officer, Akshay Navle, is leaving the company to pursue another opportunity at a “high growth scale-up” in the Fintech space.
Will Shu, CEO of Deliveroo, said: “Devesh is a world class tech talent and we are delighted that he is joining the team. He has unique and unmatched experience in how technology can help to scale a business and deliver world-leading consumer experiences. He will help take Deliveroo to the next stage in our journey.
“Devesh will work with the team to ensure we are delivering unique experiences for our consumers, restaurant and grocery partners, and riders, as well as developing new innovations as we seek to become the definitive online food company.”