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Flipkart ropes in executives from Amazon, Google, Microsoft

  • Homegrown e-commerce giant
    Flipkart has announced appointments of former Amazon, Google and Microsoft
    senior technology executives to different roles in the company.
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    • Homegrown e-commerce giant
      Flipkart has announced appointments of former Amazon, Google and Microsoft
      senior technology executives to different roles in the company.
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    • The firm appointed Amazon’s
      Dan Rawson as Head of Customer Logistics and Supply Chain Ecosystems, while
      Google’s Ravi Byakod is appointed as Director of Engineering – Accounting, and
      Anand Lakshminarayanan from Microsoft as Head of Product Management for Digital
      Goods and Services.
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    • The three executives, with
      significant experience at Amazon, Google and Microsoft are the latest in a
      series of senior technology experts from the world’s best technology companies
      to join Flipkart’s rapidly growing enterprise in Bangalore, the company said in a statement.
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    • Rawson will oversee all
      aspects of customer delivery solutions, leading product, business, and
      operations teams to advance the way Flipkart uses technology to expand delivery,
      while maintaining a consistently excellent experience for consumers, Flipkart
      said.
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    • A former Captain in the US
      Marines, Rawson joins Flipkart from Amazon in Seattle,
      where he was General Manager of Fulfilment in North
      America. In that role he led a team responsible for managing all
      aspects of an operation that annually moves tens of billions of dollars’ worth
      of goods from third-party sellers to Amazon customers, it said.
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    • As Director of Engineering –
      Accounting, Ravi Byakod will lead accounting technology for Flipkart and will
      provide an accurate picture of the company’s finances, the company said. Byakod
      spent more than nine years working for Google before joining Flipkart.
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    • Most recently, he served as
      Head of Engineering for Google for its Work’s Technology and Solutions team,
      developing data warehouses, customer relationship management programs and
      partner engineering solutions out of its headquarters in California.
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    • On the appointment of Anand
      Lakshminarayanan, Flipkart said he will lead the expansion of the company’s
      digital product offerings, following its success as the leading online marketplace
      for physical goods.
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    • Prior to joining Flipkart,
      Lakshminarayanan spent a year working for Microsoft in Hyderabad, as Principal
      Group Program Manager of Applications and Services, leading the product team
      responsible for MSN Sports, MSN Money and MSN Health & Fitness for mobile
      devices and the web worldwide.

     

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