LeEco India Hires Qualcomm’s Jaiteerth Patwari To Head R&D

leeco-jaiteerth-tiwariChinese smartphone company LeEco that aims to be a global player in the connected ecosystem today appointed Jaiteerth Patwari as R&D head to look after its e-commerce ecosystem in India.

Patwari, in his previous role, served global technology company Qualcomm as its Director of Engineering. In LeEco India he will set up and head the Development Centre at LeMall India, the company’s online shopping site in the country. The new hiring is well in-line with the company’s endeavors of speedily scaling up its e-commerce presence in India, LeEco said in a statement.

“We are very delighted to bring Jaiteerth on board. He is a well-known and respected name in the industry and will bring with him a wealth of experience, which we’re sure will be fruitful for us in our India journey,” said Atul Jain, Chief Operating Officer of Smart Electronics Business at LeEco India.

His strengths lies in the areas of eCommerce, internet of things, Big Data, Cloud, large scale distributed systems, Android, Consumer Internet, Mobile Content distributions, AppStore, Product Development
Patwari joined LeEco after 14 years of service at Qualcomm, where he had multiple patents in his name. A highly-regarded industry name, Jaiteerth has over two decades of experience in building and managing large scale products and is known for rolling out the world’s first Qualcomm mobile application store and messaging products.

“With the launch of LeMall in India, LeEco has already carved a niche for itself in the industry by building a platform for all their products and services. In the next couple of months, we will look at aggressively scaling up operations for LeMall in India,” said Jaiteerth.

With this high profile hire, LeEco India is inching closer towards replicating its highly successful ecommerce platform LeMall. In future LeMall R&D is looking to hire 50 more engineers with the talent of building highly scalable distributed e-commerce platform.

Headquartered in Bangalore, LeEco India has operated for more than six months with more than 200 employees and aims to become over 1000 people-strong by the end of 2016. Since its India entry in January, LeEco has announced numerous initiatives including smartphone launches and deals with content partners in the country, a testimony to its commitment for India.

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