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Former MakeMytrip CTO Sharat Singh joins Flipkart as VP (Engineering); Ravi Krishnaswamy joins from Microsoft

Sharat Singh, MakeMyTrip’s CTO who quit the company last month, has joined Flipkart as VP of engineering for content. Singh will lead the CMS engineering team which includes CMS data management, quality, content relevance and development. Singh joined MakeMyTrip in August last year, before which he worked as the India MD of Shopzilla. Singh has also worked with Nextag as VP of engineering and country manager, program director at Microsoft, VP of engineering at Ideas, Managing architect at Compuware and director of engineering at CSSC. Flipkart has also appointed Ravi Krishnaswamy as VP of engineering for infrastructure. Ravi will be responsible for strengthening the company’s operations across Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service with respect to organisation design and bandwidth. Previously, Ravi worked as the engineering head of Azure IDC for over 2 years, as group engineering director of Azure app platform for over a year and as a director of development of common language runtime for almost 14 years, all at Microsoft. He has also worked as a researcher at National Center for Data Mining, University of Illinois at Chicago for over 2 years. Major appointments at Flipkart: – Late last month, Flipkart appointed Samardeep Subandh as its chief marketing officer where Subandh would be focusing on gaining customer insights, customer centricity and communications. – In the same month, the company hired Sriram Venkataraman as the CFO for its commerce platform and Pramod Jain as VP and head of taxation. Venkataraman would head all aspects of the finance functions…

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