"Jason is a strong, strategic and versatile business leader and entrepreneur, who has already been the CEO of two successful companies.
We are delighted to announce hisleadership role at FreeCharge," Snapdeal
Co-Founder and CEO Kunal Bahl
said in a statement.
In addition to taking on the role of CEO, Jason will continue his key leadership role as Chief Strategy and Investment Officer at Snapdeal, the statement said.
He will also join the Board of Directors of FreeCharge, it said.
Most recently, Kothari was CEO of Softbank-backed online real estate company Housing.Com, where he led the successful turnaround of the company from a position of distress to a market leader in one-and-a half years using organic and inorganic growth, the statement said.
Prior to joining Housing.Com, Kothari was CEO and Vice Chairman of character-based entertainment company Valiant Entertainment.
Kothari said the digital payments space in India is forecasted to be over $1 trillion by 2025.
"I am excited to join the talented team at FreeCharge
at such a high-growth and dynamic time in the industry and expect FreeCharge
to continue to play a key role in this digital payments revolution," he said.