About Us

Word has it we’re a Premier Ride Hailing Service in India. A shout-out to our entire team and their hardwork that has made us what we are today.

Here are the bright minds behind our uninhibited growth story:

Mr. Neeraj Gupta, Founder and Managing Director

Neeraj teamed up with India Value Fund to create the finest ride hailing service in India, Meru. Prior to this venture, he set up Mumbai’s largest fleet service business that catered to some of the finest names in the media and outsourced service business.

From the early years of his career, he followed his dream of providing high-quality innovative transportation services in India. His significant contribution in the Public Transportation sector, has bagged him several honours and awards.

  • Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Bombay Management Association (BMA).
  • Udyog Rattan Award by the Institute of Economic Studies (IES).
  • Excellence Award for his company, awarded by Institute of Economic Studies (IES).
  • Award from All-India Passengers Association for being the Largest and Nest Taxi Company in the country.
  • Best Entrepreneur of the Year Award from All India Passengers Association.
Mr. Nilesh Sangoi, Chief Executive Officer

Nilesh is responsible for spearheading Meru’s digital transformation in the dynamic ride hailing industry. He has had quite a journey with us; starting off as one of Meru’s first few employees as the Chief Technology Officer, to now leading the business as the Chief Executive Officer.

He comes with over two decades of experience in product design, innovation, developing mobile enabled software platforms. Prior to this venture, he was associated with Star TV India for a decade-long stint, wherein he helped build a technology platform and provided solutions in the rapid-growth phase of the organization.

Mr. Vimal Taparia, Chief Financial Officer

Being a Chartered Accountant with 10 years of rich and diverse experience, Vimal brings in a strategic business perspective, with financial controlling and system structures. With Meru since 6 years, he was earlier associated with Goldman Sachs, Ernst & Young and Asia Motor Works (Essar group).

Mr. Abhijit Mukherjee, Head of Operations: North and West

Spearheading business in the North and West India, Abhijit strives for high quality growth. Prior to this role, he led the retail and institutional business for Meru in various capacities since 2009. Earlier, he was the business head of Mowasalat Qatar for taxi and limo businesses and also worked in the Pharma and FMCG industry.

Mr. V. Naga Kishore, Head of Operations: South and East

Kishore is passionate for operational excellence and people. Prior to this role, he was heading the southern region of Piramal Pharma, and has also been a marketing professional for over a decade in strategic management and business development. He is a certified human intervention specialist.

Mr. Tushar Padalkar, Head of Marketing

A Marketing professional with 15 years of rich experience in product marketing & brand communication, Tushar has been an integral part of building the brand Meru. Prior to this venture, he has worked with Kelvinator, SuperMax and CEAT in various capacities.

Ms. Smriti Singh, Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs

Smriti brings to the table a broad spectrum of knowledge, providing advisory services on all legal and regulatory aspects. Prior to Meru, she has worked with renowned law firms, handling high profile cases and providing consultations to MNCs, partnerships and HNIs.