India’s #1 online photography service Canvera today announced the hiring of Susmita Bhattacharjee as the company’s CFO. Susmita comes to Canvera with 25+ years of experience in finance which has included stints at Accenture, CSR India Pvt Ltd and OnMobile. “Canvera is now more than 1100 people in 200+ cities with 600 people hired just in the last 1.5 years and we needed someone of Susmita’s caliber and experience to head the finance function for us,” says Dhiraj Kacker, CEO & Co-Founder of Canvera.
“Susmita has worked at a number of companies that were going through rapid growth and transition and that experience was a key factor in her hiring.” Talking about joining Canvera Susmita said, “I am very excited by Canveras vision and what they have achieved in a fairly short time and I am looking forward to participating in the next phase of the companys journey.” Susmita will be based out of the company’s headquarters in Bangalore.
Canvera is an online photography company primarily focused on the needs of professional photographers in India through a platform that tightly integrates lead generation, web hosting, e-commerce, online collaboration, print and design services. Canvera’s suite of products and services provide professionals with a one-stop-shop to run their business allowing them to focus on their creativity. Canvera was founded by Dr. Dhiraj Kacker & Peeyush Rai in 2007. In this time, the company has serviced the needs of more than 20,000 photographers spread across 400+ cities in India. Canvera has raised Rs. 75 CR in funding from Info Edge, Footprint Ventures, DFJ and Mumbai Angels. Canvera’s founders were recently recognized as amongst the Top-10 Most Influential People in Photography in India by Asian Photography magazine