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Flipkart Makes New Appointments In The Face Of Rising Competition From Amazon And Snapdeal

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In a bid to maintain its position as the market leader in the ecommerce division amidst the rise of Amazon and Snapdeal, Flipkart isn’t shying away from imbibing the best talent in the industry.

Joining aboard the team of Flipkart today are Ravi Krishnaswamy and Sharat Singh, who are burdened with the responsibility of overlooking two key areas dealing with organisation design and content management.

Ravi Krishnaswamy, who formerly worked at Microsoft, will join Flipkart as VP of Engineering for Infrastructure. His role will include solving the challenges related to organisation design and bandwidth. Organisation design is essential to Flipkart’s rise in the time of the ever increasing number of internet users in the country.

Krishnaswamy’s experience at Microsoft cloud platform, and hybrid integration vision and strategy might be more than what is required for the moment.

Sharat Singh on the other hand has made into a different league by leaving the position of CTO at MakeMyTrip. Singh at Flipkart will be donning the role of VP, Engineering for Content.

His main task is to manage the content management system (CMS) team and transform the way Flipkart uses content on its website and app. Singh is appointed by Flipkart after he called it a day at MakeMyTrip after joining 15 months ago on October 9.

Peeyush Ranjan, CTO and Head of Engineering at Flipkart, said in a statement –

Sharat makes an invaluable addition to the deep bench of executive talents at Flipkart. He brings with him an exceptional and strong operational capability with previous stints across leading organizations.

In September Flipkart made headlines by hiring Dawn Rawson, who was part of the team of its competitor, Amazon. Other names on the list include Ravi Byakod, an ex-Googler and former Microsoft executive Anand Lakshminarayanan.

Only time will tell whether its latest appointments are bound to cement its current status as the market leader as Amazon and Snapdeal inch closer than ever to take over the position.


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