Deliveroo hires Amazon exec as new product and tech officer

Deliveroo has taken on Amazon executive Devesh Mishra as its new chief product and technology officer.

When he starts in September, Devesh will take responsibility for the food delivery company’s technology organisation, which includes Deliveroo’s engineering, data science, design, and product development functions.

Devesh 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, overseeing a team of thousands made up of engineers, data scientists and product managers, operating a supply chain spanning 185 markets.

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.

Deliveroo’s chief technology officer, Dan Winn, will continue in that role working closely with Devesh. 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.

“Devesh is a world class tech talent and we are delighted that he is joining the team,” said Deliveroo chief executive and founder, Will Shu. “He has unique and unmatched experience in how technology can help to scale a business and deliver world-leading consumer experiences.”

Shu added: “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.”

Devesh Mishra, said:“I’m humbled and excited to join Will and the Deliveroo team to become the ‘definitive food company’. I’m a builder at heart and love building cutting-edge technology and products to provide the best customer experience and scale businesses globally. We are at the inflection point in how our customers eat and their relationship with food. I’m excited to be part of a company leading that change in such a large and important market. Deliveroo has reached a super impressive scale with an impressive growth rate, but there is a lot of opportunity ahead and lots of building to do. I am thrilled to be joining this winning team and contributing to the entrepreneurial and innovation culture.”

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