Industry Moves: Zovi, Tata Teleservices


Zovi.com, a lifestyle apparel and accessory e-store, has appointed Manish Chopra as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), as reported by India Digital Review.

In this position, his key responsibility areas will include the overall management of the business and focusing on profitable growth and revenues.

Prior to joining Zovi, Chopra was with Microsoft Indonesia as Chief Marketing and Operations Officer for more than 3.5 years. Prior to that, he has also worked with Oracle Asia Pacific and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has also had a stint with Xchange21 which was a start-up focused on building e-marketplaces in 2000.

Zovi.com, which is run by Robemall Apparels Pvt Ltd, recently raised $10 million (~ Rs. 56 crore) in a series B round of funding from Tiger Global and SAIF Partners. Last year, ZOVI raised $5.5 million from SAIF Partners and a group of angel investors including MakeMyTrip founder Deep Kalra to expand its supply chain and product range. It sells shirts, belts, trousers, jeans, sportswear, among others for men and women. It also sells men’s apparel designed in-house by a team led by Sartaj Mehta, former design head of Benetton India. With its in-house design team, Zovi is able to sell high quality apparels at low cost.

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According to a report by Afaqs, Abdul Khan, erstwhile senior vice-president and national head for business marketing at Tata Teleservices, has moved to Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries. Khan has confirmed the move but mentions that the exact role that he will play at the organization is yet to be decided. This will be his second stint at the company.

Khan has previously worked with Asian Paints, Mudra where he handled the launch of Reliance’s telecom venture, and in 2000 he moved over to the client side to join Reliance. At Tata Teleservices,  in 2009 he became head of GSM marketing and advisor to managing director.

 


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