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Industry moves: Airtel, Snapdeal and FashionAndYou

Airtel appoints Nilanjan Roy as global CFO

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel has appointed Nialnjan Roy as global chief financial officer. He will be taking over the position from Srikanth Balachandran who is being appointed as the Global Chief Human Resources Officer, the company said in a notification with the Bombay Stock Exchange. Roy’s appointment is effective from August 5.

Roy is currently the CFO for the India & South Asia business and had previously held the roles of Financial Controller and Controller – India Mobile Business in the company. Before joining Airtel, he worked with Unilever in India and overseas for 15 years.

Snapdeal appoints Amitava Ghosh as VP for engineering Amitava Ghosh

Ecommerce player Snapdeal has appointed former TaxiForSure chief technology officer Amitava Ghosh as vice president of engineering, reports Economic Times. At Snapdeal, Ghosh will work out of the company’s technology innovation centre in Bangalore. The company plans to double the headcount at the centre to 400 by the end of the year.

Prior to TaxiForSure, Ghosh headed the India engineering team of Tribune Digital Ventures. He was responsible for building and establishing Tribune Digital Venutres  off-shore development centre in Bangalore catering to product development and editorial services. At his stint with Tribune, Ghosh’s team launched Newsbeat, a mobile application which provided personalised audio streams of news stories.

Ghosh also worked with Yahoo for nine years where he was responsible for building platforms and user experiences for listings, media verticals, communities and social products.

Mahinder Narang

Mahinder Narang

FashionAndYou appoints VPs for product management and engineering 

Fashion e-tailer FashionAndYou has appointed Mahinder Narang as vice president – product management and  Sanjay Kumar will take charge of engineering  and technology.

An IIT & ISB alumnus, Mahinder has previously managed product development teams at Jabong, PropTiger and Yatra for consumer internet, online product management and digital strategy. He will be steering product conceptualization, design and delivery.

Sanjay has been previously associated with Wadi.com, Yatra.com and eGain Communications. An alumnus of IIT- Kharagpur, Sanjay will be building FashionAndYou’s engineering team.

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