Mukesh Bansal, founder of Myntra, who was recently appointed as Head of Commerce Platform for Flipkart’s core business, has resigned. He will continue with the ecommerce giant until the end of March. Mukesh will continue to be an adviser to Flipkart and Myntra. Also, chief business officer Ankit Nagori has resigned, and will be serving Flipkart for another three months.
Facebook India Head Kirthiga Reddy Steps Down
Facebook India’s head Kirthiga Reddy has stepped down from her post and will be moving back to the US. Kirthiga had joined Facebook six years ago and was its first employee in India. The company is now in search for her successor in India.
Upgrad Appoints Anshul Khandelwal As Marketing Head
UpGrad announced the appointment of Anshul Khandelwal as its marketing head effective March. Khandelwal is an IIM Kozhikode alumnus and was working with BlueStone as vice president of marketing where he led brand strategy and positioning, creative development, brand activation, customer acquisition and marketing-led innovations. He also led new product development initiatives and launches during his stint at 3M’s healthcare division and has worked with industry leaders such as Mahindra & Mahindra and GlobalLogic.
Kraftly Appoints Ankit Sood As Its Finance Head
KartRocket has named Ankit Sood as the chief financial advisor for its consumer-to-consumer marketplace for home entrepreneurs Kraftly. At Kraftly, he would be instrumental in exploring profitable synergies with other players in the market. Prior to joining Kraftly, Sood was with investment bank Avendus Capital. He has also had stints with Anand Rathi Advisors and Citi.
Sandeep Amar Elevated to India.com’s CEO
Sandeep Amar has been elevated to India.com’s CEO. Before that, he worked as the head of marketing at Times Internet*, where he joined as the marketing head of Times Business Solutions and led marketing for Simplymarry.com and Ads2book.com for over 5 years. Amar also functions as the event chairman at India.com events and previously founded Pikboo.com where he was the CEO for about a year before which he headed Internet marketing at Citigroup for a year. He has also worked with Zee Telefilms as AVP of marketing for north India, brand and business manager at Indiatimes for about 2, assistant manager of direct marketing at Hindustan Times for about 4 years and at the Times Group as a senior officer of sales for 2 years.
RentoMojo Appoints Munjal Dhamecha As CTO
RentoMojo announced the appointment of Munjal Dhamecha as Chief Technology Officer. Munjal brings with him 11+ years of experience working with successful startups and industry giants like Grab House, Reliance, JustDial and Inknowledge. He will be closely working to build an even stronger tech force focusing on automating processes to improve efficiency, innovative use of new technologies and building long term technical strategies to help the business operations scale. He will be working on optimising data heavy processes to reduce risks for the company.
Zomato’s Tanmay Saksena Quits The Company
Tanmay Saksena, chief product officer of Zomato has quit the company. He headed the online ordering business at the company. He has been replaced by Pankaj Chaddah. Prior to this, Tanmay worked at Disney as the VP of studio operations for 2 years and executive producer for about a year. He was also the director of operations at Playdom for about 2 years and a product manager at Trippert for a short time.
IDG Ventures India Appoints Sanat Rao As Venture Partner
IDG Ventures India, part of global venture capital network IDG Ventures, has appointed Sanat Rao as a venture partner. Rao will be based out of Bangalore and work with the IDG portfolio companies on business development, investments and M&A, and evaluate new investment opportunities. Prior to this, he was working with iSPIRIT, a think tank focused on India’s software product industry, as partner for corporate development and mergers and acquisitions. At iSPIRIT, Rao was managing the M&A Connect programme linking Indian startups to US companies for investments and M&A.