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Movers And Shakers Of The Week [27 February – 4 March]

Movers And Shakers Of The Week [27 February – 4 March]

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has asked Amit Singhal, SVP of Engineering to step down after it came to light that he had failed to disclose a sexual harassment allegation made against him at former employer Google during the hiring process. Amit joined the company just a month back. He was to head the Maps and Marketplace departments at Uber, while also advising the CEO and Uber VP of Engineering and Otto co-founder Anthony Levandowski in their efforts to build out Uber’s self-driving technology.

Anil Chhikara Moves Out Of Jaarvis

Anil Chhikara, Principal, Jaarvis Accelerator, is moving out of his current role. It is still unclear what his next venture is. Anil Chhikara has been leading Jaarvis Accelerator since June 2016. Prior to this, he was at Incubate Hub and Marco Polo Ventures.

He specialises in creating and implementing Go-to-Market strategies, demand creation, international partnerships, setting up distribution networks, B2B market development, product management, acquiring marquee customers for new products, business operations, strategy and high-value solution selling.

ShopClues Appoints Former Zopper, Reliance Execs

Ecommerce firm ShopClues has appointed Zopper executive Harneet Singh as Vice President of Marketing and Reliance Executive Babu Vittal as Head of Human Resources.

Harneet was previously Chief Business Officer at Zopper, a hyperlocal marketplace for electronics, where he handled marketing strategy and brand building across channels covering online, offline, mobile, digital and strategic alliance partnerships. He has also previously worked with Domino’s Pizza India as Senior Vice President of marketing.

Prior to joining ShopClues, Babu led the HR department at Reliance Communications, and prior to that, he was senior director of HR at Flipkart where he oversaw compensation and benefits, performance management and organisation design.

Flipkart To Revamp Its Senior Leadership Team

Flipkart is quietly working to revamp its senior leadership team and has rehired at least half-a-dozen senior executives in the last few months.

Among those who have come back over the past year are Lokesh Rajpal, who returned in August 2016, after a brief stint outside, to handle key functions at the legal department, and Nishit Garg, who had moved to Flipkart’s main investor Tiger Global nearly two years ago.

Nishit, who has recently joined back, is CEO Kalyan’s Chief of Staff at Flipkart—the duo worked together at Tiger and, prior to that, at Flipkart.