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SN Sharma joins Den Networks as CEO

Den Networks has appointed SN Sharma as its CEO. Sharma moves from Reliance Jio, which he had joined in 2014 after leaving Den. Sharma is an industry veteran who has over 30 years of experience. Den says it has 9.4 digital (cable) subscribers, and services 13 million homes. More at: BSE

Xiaomi hires online sales head for India

Raghu Reddy, senior director at Snapdeal, heading the mobile and tablet business has been appointed head of online sales by Xiaomi. Via Twitter and ETTelecom

Lalit Sarna and Sunil Gopinath leave Flipkart

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Lalit Sarna, heading Flipkart’s payments product design, and Sunil Gopinath, heading technology for the marketplace division, are leaving the company. More at: The Economic Times

Lenskart appointments:

Lenskart has appointed Sambuddha Bhattacharya as vice president, Calvin Lyngdoh as Chief Human Resources Officer, Sunil Menon GR as VP (Retail operations for offline). More at: The Economic Times

Infosys cofounder S Gopalakrishnan is Chairman of CrAdLE

CrAdLE is a startup incubator set up by the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India in Ahmedabad. More at: The Economic Times

Sanjay Anandram and Sameer Garde to join Shotang’s advisory board

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Angel investor Sanjay Anandram, and Sameer Garde, former President and MD of Dell India have joined the advisory board of Shotang. More at: The Times of India.

Sunil Rao joins Lightspeed

Sunil Rao, head of strategic partner development, VCs & startups, in Google India, has joined Lightspeed as partner. More at: The Times of India

Deval Parikh joins Beetel as CEO

Reliance Jio’s SVP of mobility, Deval Parikh, has joined Beetel Teletech as CEO and Director. More at: ETTelecom


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