Pune: udChalo, a leading consumer services company for Indian Defence Personnel announced today that Ravi Kumar, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of udChalo. Varun Jain, the Outgoing Chief Executive Officer will continue in an Advisory role to the Company.

Ravi Kumar, CEO udChalo

Ravi Kumar is a graduate from the Army Institute of Technology, Pune and Stanford GSB’s Seed Program. It was his vision and entrepreneurial spirit that led him to start udChalo to cater to the travel needs of Indian Defence Personnel.

Ravi Kumar has extensive experience in travel and service management, notably in the areas of innovation, development and research opportunities that benefit udChalo ’s customers.

He was awarded the 40 under 40 most influential Asians for his contribution in travel by Asia One Magazine and the Young Entrepreneur Award by Army Institute of Technology, Pune.

“Ravi is a proven leader, and great visionary. He has done an outstanding job in the past one year by introducing new business services like financial products, high end consumer electronic goods, utilities and bill payments and housing and mobility to the udChalo portfolio. I believe he has great foresight and determination to take udChalo to even greater heights.”

Varun Jain

Ravi comes from a defence background and having understood the pain points faced by the Defence Forces during their travel,he was determined to seek a solution to resolve their concerns. It was his entrepreneurial spirit, hard-working nature and grit that got him to come up with an innovative idea and business model as he worked closely on ground to understand and access the customers’ needs.

“It is with great dignity that I take on this huge responsibility of steering udChalo from Varun. He has been a guiding force, a strategic thinker and very instrumental in building udChalo, our dream project over these past few years. I wish him well and will work upon the legacy that he leaves behind for all at udChalo.”

Ravi Kumar

udChalo’s, aim is to make life simpler by building unique, convenient, and cost-effective platforms for the soldiers to access Travel, Financial Services, Housing, Consumer Electronics and Utility Bill Payments.

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