We bring to you the latest edition of movers and shakers of the week in the Indian startup ecosystem.
2020 has been harsh for everyone with a lot of companies shutting shop, letting go of people, and restrategising to survive the storm.
However, despite facing a loss in revenue post the lockdown, online travel ecommerce company Ixigo didn’t lay off any of its employees. In a candid chat with Inc42, the company’s founder Rajnish Kumar told that they followed a two-pronged strategy to handle the crisis. First, they didn’t let go of any of its employees, and secondly, they bolstered the customer experience team as there would be so many calls of users to cancel or reschedule their flight and train bookings.
The company also refunded all affected customers who had booked tickets for domestic and international trips but could not make it due to lockdowns.
Krazybee Services Pvt Ltd Appoints G Gopalakrishna
Krazybee Services Private Limited, a Non-Deposit taking Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC-ND-SI) has appointed G Gopalakrishna, former executive director (ED) of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as an independent director on its board.
With over 33 years of experience, Gopalakrishna has worked in various capacities across the BFSI sector and he retired as executive director (ED) in 2014. Presently, he is also the board member of a few other financial institutions and companies.
Sandip Ghose Joins eXlygenze SenseWorks
Sandip Ghose has joined as mentor and chairman of a Mumbai-based startup called eXlygenze SenseWorks after leaving MP Birla Cement in September 2020, where he had served as the COO. With multidisciplinary experience in working across companies, such as Unilever, Lafarge, and ABP Group, Ghose is responsible for guiding eXlygenze with its market strategy.
Amazon India appoints Abhishek Mahapatra
Amazon India has appointed Abhishek Mahapatra as Director, Consumer Communications. He will be based out of Gurugram and will report to Minari Shah – Director, Corporate Communications.
Earlier, Mahapatra was associated with Nissan Motor Corporation for a period of 4 years and his last role was that of General Manager, Communications, Africa, Middle East, and India.