Flipkart has appointed Hari Vasudev, ex-head Yahoo India R&D, as Senior VP- Engineering, IT & Analytics for Flipkart’s Supply Chain, reports ET Tech. Vasudev will lead efforts in building supply chain products and services under technology with a focus on robotics, mobile, IoT & data sciences.
Vasudev was Yahoo Software Development Centre’s Vice President for Engineering and had also worked in various leadership positions for 8 years within the search and platform teams. Allegedly, he was asked to move to the US in October last year when Yahoo was consolidating product development teams across the globe.
Flipkart has also appointed Anand KV, President (Digital Platforms) of Hathway Cable & Datacom, as Senior VP, Customer Experience – Commerce Platform. There, Anand will look after driving consumer experience efforts.
Previously, Anand worked with Tata Sky as its Chief Service and Chief Customer Operations Officer, Indya.com as a Director and Senior VP of Operations in Star India Private Limited. He also worked with Ohi Telecommunication Co LLC before he joined Star.
It has also roped in txtweb co-founder Manish Maheshwari as VP and Head, Seller ecosystem where Maheshwari will look after seller acquisition, enablement and growth and strengthening the seller ecosystem team. Maheshwari is an alumnus of Intuit, McKinsey & Company and Procter & Gamble other than being a mentor and investor with Ivy League Alumni Angel Network.
In November last year, Flipkart had reshuffled its top management and gave Myntra founder Mukesh Bansal more responsibility. Bansal had joined Flipkart after it acquired Myntra in May last year. Following the reshuffle, Bansal started heading marketing besides leading all functions related to fashion. He was also made responsible for categories like computers and consumer electronics.
Last month, Flipkart hired McKinsey’s Saikiran Krishnamurthy as COO, Commerce Division. The company said that that they were looking to bring in new leaders at Flipkart to manage newly identified areas in the organisation. In the same month, Flipkart appointed former VP of Product Management at Motorola Mobility (a Google division) and Google veteran Punit Soni as its chief product officer.