Srikanth Achanta takes on the newly created position of Senior Director Engineering at Visable. He will be responsible across locations for the entire Software Development of the two B2B platforms "Wer liefert was" and EUROPAGES.
Hamburg, 9 July 2019 - Visable, the company that provides the two leading online B2B platforms "Wer liefert was" and EUROPAGES, has appointed Srikanth Achanta as Senior Director Engineering. He has been working in this role since the 7 July and is responsible for the entire software development of both websites and leads the developer teams at the company’s Hamburg, Berlin and Paris locations. In addition, he is responsible for the integration of the development locations in Poland and Lithuania into the agile development processes and is therefore a crucial member of the Visable Group team.
As well as the ongoing further development of existing online products, his area of responsibility predominantly covers the new development of technology for a new search feature, an expanded company profile and modern tools for communication between B2B purchasers and suppliers. What’s more, one of Srikanth Achanta’s most important tasks is to establish cross-location agile platform development, including the necessary infrastructure.
In this role, he reports directly to Visable CTO Daniel Keller, who is very pleased about the new appointment. “The tasks that Srikanth is managing are very wide-ranging and are of vital importance for the success of our B2B platforms ‘Wer liefert was’ and EUROPAGES,”explains Daniel Keller. “With Srikanth, we have gained an experienced technology leader,who is capable of establishing highly scalable online platforms using the latest technology and is also able to implement agile software development for rapidly growing organisations.He will support us in improving both marketplaces, in terms of technology and performance, in order to further strengthen our leading position in Europe,"says Keller.
Achanta’s most recent position was CTO at Upday. Over the past two years, he has not only overseen the product launch, but simultaneously managed the integration of Upday onto Samsung devices in 16 European countries. In this role, he was able to make a significant contribution to increasing profitability thanks to careful strategic decisions and tool selection. He also set up productive teams, developed and maintained a culture of employees working independently with a high level of individual responsibility, and discovered and developed future managers. Srikanth Achanta has a strong focus on project management. Before Upday, he worked as a consultant for KLM, where he drove forward a project for improving the company website. He also previously managed development teams for mobiles apps for Android and iOS, as well as product-controlled platform development. He started his career working as a programmer of well-known online games, such as ‘Deal or No Deal’, and has a degree in Computer Science.