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ContextLogic Appoints Former Google Executive Farhang Kassaei As Chief Technology Officer

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  • Mobile eCommerce platform ContextLogic Inc (NASDAQ: WISH) has appointed Farhang Kassaei to the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer, effective July 12, 2021.

  • Kassaei will report to Wish Founder and CEO Piotr Szulczewski and will be responsible for Wish's core Marketplace as well as Engineering Product & Infrastructure, Data & Relevancy, Wish Local and Product Procurement.

  • Before joining Wish, Kassaei served as Senior Director of Software Engineering at Alphabet Inc’s (NASDAQ: GOOGL, GOOG) Google. Earlier, Kassaei held multiple positions at eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY).

  • “His work on logistics and scaling merchant onboarding at Google are particularly relevant and demonstrative of the type of experience that will have a positive impact on our core business,” said CEO Piotr Szulczewski.

  • Kassaei holds an MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business.

  • Price action: WISH shares are trading lower by 2.20% at $10.89 on the last check Monday.

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