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Old timers bid adieu to Flipkart as it rebuilds a new technology team

As the e-commerce giant Flipkart rebuilds a new technology team,
veterans are leaving the company or moving to other roles.

As the e-commerce giant Flipkart rebuilds a new technology team,
veterans are leaving the company or moving to other roles.

According to an Economic Times report, the online marketplace’s chief technology
officer, Amod Malviya, has shifted to an advisory role, while Sameer Nigam, who
headed engineering, has quit.

Malviya will join the advisory board that
Flipkart has constituted to help manage the direct fast-paced growth at the
company, Mukesh Bansal, the company’s head of commerce, said in an email to
employees. It had recently roped in Unilever executive Sudhir Sitapati as the
first member of the board. 

Nigam plans to start an entrepreneurial venture in the technology space,
the email said. Nigam joined Flipkart in 2011 when it acquired Mime360, a
digital distribution company he founded. Until recently, he reported to
Malviya. 

In November, Flipkart shuffled its top deck, handing over the
responsibilities of running the ecommerce business to Mukesh Bansal. Co-founders
Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal moved on to focus on different areas of the
business — Sachin Bansal is focusing on new businesses like advertising and
Binny Bansal is building supply chain. 

The company brought in Punit Soni, former vice president of product
management at Motorola, as chief product officer for ecommerce, and former
Google engineering director Peeyush Ranjan as head of engineering. Both Soni
and Ranjan are building their own teams at Flipkart, reports the Economic
Times.

Malviya, who headed all of engineering until then, was tasked with
managing the internal infrastructure and new initiatives around data.
“More people from the old technology team are expected to leave the
company,” an executive told the Economic Times.

 

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