Industry Moves: Pepperfry, BBC, One97, Knimbus


Pepperfry.com, a lifestyle ecommerce market place, has appointed Kashyap Vadapalli as its Chief Marketing Officer. At Pepperfry, Vadapalli will be responsible for leading the marketing and new business teams.

Prior to joining Pepperfry, Vadapalli was the Chief Marketing Officer of eBay India. He has served eBay India at various positions. He has also worked with Google as Online Sales & Operations Manager, with Tata Interactive Systems as Director Sales and Business, and with Cadbury India Ltd as Product Manager.

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The BBC has appointed Preet Dhupar as Chief Operating Officer for the Indian operations of BBC Global News Ltd. Dhupar has been with BBC since 2000.

Before joining the BBC she worked with Becton Dickinson India in a strategy and financial planning role.  She has also worked for Caltex and KPMG in India.

BBC Global News Ltd comprises the BBC’s commercial news operations, BBC World News and BBC.com/news.

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One97 Communications* has appointed Dushyant Saraswat as Vice President – Business at One97 and Aji Joseph as Head of Mobile Marketing and Advertising. Saraswat will be responsible for the mobile apps and portal business. The appointment comes after Sandeep Amar, ernstwhile Vice President – Mobile Marketing at One97 Communication, put in his papers to start a new venture.

Prior to joining One97, Saraswat worked at The Walt Disney Company at various positions, the latest being Director – 4G initiatives. He has also worked with Zapak Digital Entertainment Pvt Ltd as Vice President, ICICI Bank, and Everready Industries as Product Manager.

Before joining One97 Aji Joesph worked with Disney Interactive as Business Head – Digital Ad Sales. He has also worked with Reliance Digicom Ltd. as Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, OnMobile as Head Business Dev, Mobile2Win India as Head – Sales & Business Development, Zee Telefilms Ltd, TV India Pvt Ltd, The Times of India, among others.

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Knimbus, an online search and collaboration platform, has appointed Kunwar Asheesh Saxena as their Senior Vice President – Product Development and Engineering, reports Afaqs.

Prior to joining Knimbus, Saxena worked at MakeMyTrip as Director Technology Development. He has also worked with Accelya Kale Consultants at various positions, at Sapient as Senior Associate Technology, at Scicom Infotech pvt ltd, at Lastminute.com, among others.

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* – One97 Communications is an advertiser with MediaNama