Rudraradhya spent the last 15 years in the Silicon Valley, working for companies like Digital Equipment Corporation, HP, Google and Motorola, Hike said in a statement. Prior to this, he was working with Motorola as the Director and Head of Wearables and Internet-of-Things software, it said.

Rudraradhya will report to Founder and CEO of Hike, Kavin Bharti Mittal, son of Bharti Enterprises Chairman Sunil Mittal, and will help Hike scale its engineering team and streamlining product development, it added.

Hike has announced a slew of other senior leadership appointments in the last six months.

"Rajesh has tremendous depth of experience in mobile, having led large engineering teams to build some of the world's most innovative products," the statement said quoting Kavin.

"I am excited to be associated with one of the most impressive teams I have worked with outside of the US and hope to nurture and build it further," Rudraradhya said.

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