Flipkart makes key changes in leadership team ahead of the IPO plan
Flipkart has made key changes to its leadership team as the Walmart-owned e-commerce giant readies for a proposed initial public offering (IPO) by next year. As the firm focuses on building and growing its business further, it has made a few leadership role changes in Flipkart Supply Chain, CDO (category design operations) and M3 (marketing, merchandising, and monetization), and Fintech and Payment Group organizations.
Amitesh Jha will be taking up a new role in the CDO and M3 organization. He has been leading the Ekart-Myntra Supply Chain, Jeeves – F1, CX, and Marketplace for the last 3.5 years. Over this time, he has been instrumental in building high-performing supply chain, CX, and marketplace teams that are strongly committed to customers, sellers, and our people.
In the letter, Krishnamurthy said Jha has effectively led Ekart to scale it to become one of the most efficient supply chains in India, enabling the firm to pass on higher value to our customers every day. His vision has allowed Flipkart to make forward-looking investments in infrastructure and capabilities like automation and sustainability to support our long-term growth and customer experience ambitions. “He (Jha) has helped create a strong pipeline of senior leaders at Ekart and has made it a talent magnet for the most knowledgeable and talented supply chain professionals from across India and the globe,” said Krishnamurthy.
With this development, Manish Kumar, senior vice president for grocery, furniture, home and general merchandise, Nandita Sinha, vice president for customer and marketing charter and Nishit Garg, vice president for lifestyle, will report to Jha, effective March 1, 2021.
Ranjith Boyanapalli, senior vice president for fintech and payments group will take on the additional charters of CX, marketplace and the central liquidation team (CLT). Samdani Basha, vice president for CX and Jagjeet Harode, SD – marketplace, with the added mandate of CLT, will now report to Boyanapalli, effective March 1, 2021.