Jabong’s Chief Marketplace Officer Ranjan Kant and HR head Deepa Chadha have quit the firm, just after three months of its buyout by Flipkart. According to Kant’s LinkedIn profile, he is currently continuing as Vice President at Vyakta, a consulting firm helping large and mid-sized companies win in business by developing talent and aligning it with the organisational strategy. Deepa’s profile is yet not updated.
In another development, Snapdeal has shuffled its top management structure. This has led to consolidation of some teams into one such as category management, market development, and brand alliances. The new team will be led by Vishal Chadha, who is Senior Vice President at Snapdeal. Also, the company’s Vice President Saurabh Bansal who was Vice President and Head of Category Management is moving to head Snapdeal Instant.
Important Moves Of The Week
Twitter’s Rishi Jaitly Joins Times Internet
Times Internet has announced the appointment of Rishi Jaitly as CEO of Times Global Partners. He was earlier serving as Twitter’s Asia-Pacific And Middle East North Africa VP when he resigned earlier this month.
In his new role, he will be building a global business that creates value for The Times Group and global business partners.
Rishi Jaitly is a technology and media executive with more than 15 years of experience in scaling digital platforms in India, Asia and beyond. In his four years at Twitter, Jaitly led the company’s entry into India, as Country Head and later as Vice President, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and North Africa. In the last decade, under Rishi’s leadership, both Twitter and Google have successfully entered the Indian market, immersing themselves in every segment of the country’s business, media and digital landscapes.
Also, Jaitly has previously served as an Aide to Google Chairman/CEO Eric Schmidt and is a Director of the Knight Foundation, America’s leading investor in new media and journalism innovation. He is also a former Trustee of Princeton University, Director of College Summit and the Founder of Michigan Corps, Kiva Detroit and India Voices.
Meghana Bhat Joins ScoopWhoop
ScoopWhoop Media has appointed marketing strategist Meghana Bhat as the Chief Strategy Officer. Bhat was previously with Webchutney as National Creative Director and Chief Operating Officer.
In her new role, she will be responsible for positioning the brand in the B2B space and creating thought leadership around content marketing and native advertising with decision makers at brand/advertiser end. Bhat started her career as a copywriter at Dentsu-Webchutney, a digital agency. In her past roles, she has worked closely on brands like Bacardi, Coca-Cola, MasterCard, Tata Tea and Unilever amongst others.
Simplilearn Appoints Mark Moran As CMO
Simplilearn has announced the appointment of Mark Moran as its Chief Marketing Officer. As the company strengthens its global operations and expands its presence in the U.S market, Mark will oversee its marketing initiatives, communications, and go-to-market efforts.
Reporting to CEO Krishna Kumar, Mark will be based out of San Francisco, Simplilearn’s US headquarters.
Mark is a passionate Internet executive with two decades of marketing and line-management experience. He has successfully driven nine-figure revenue streams for emerging companies and divisions of Fortune 100 corporations.
Previously, he headed marketing at Ebates and held executive positions with RealPage and Wells Fargo, among others. Mark is a joint inventor of Patent 20080082426 for enabling image recognition and the enhanced search of remote content on partner websites and in ad units.
An angel investor and startup adviser, Moran holds a BA from Pomona College and an MBA from Stanford Business School.
Former Dabur India Executive Joins Industrybuying
Industrybuying has announced the appointment of Himanshu Garg as the Vice President of Supply Chain. The appointment is in line with the company’s plans to strengthen its leadership team and further to streamline the entire supply chain process. Himanshu, an IIT Roorkee and MDI Gurgaon alumnus, has around twelve years of experience in different supply-chain-management functions spanning key areas.
In his new role, he will take the onus of accentuating company’s supply chain process.
Prior to his appointment at Industrybuying, Himanshu was associated with Dabur India and Tata Motors as Senior Manager – Supply Chain for almost 10 years, successfully managing primary logistics of the company and helping in IT automation, process development, re-engineering and innovation.
iCubesWire Appoints Gauri Awasthi As Chief Business Officer
iCubesWire, a digital marketing solution and concept provider in India, has appointed Gauri Awasthi as Chief Business Officer. In this newly created position, Gauri will be responsible to lead ‘360-degree’, the new business function at iCubesWire encompassing digital strategy, own, earn and paid digital media, performance marketing, programmatic, social, search, ecommerce, UX / UI digital creative and custom media integrated experiential marketing divisions.
She comes to iCubesWire after her tenure at Quasar Media, a WPP company, where she last served as Regional Digital Head – North & East. She has also worked with Cheil Worldwide as Head – New Business Digital.
Her key role comprised restructuring the team, building-up agency-client relationship, driving successful launches and helping agency reaching its digital revenues in a very short span of time.
With almost 15 years of industry experience, Gauri is well known for her tenacious Digital Marketing skills, thriving agency-client relationship and building high-performance teams. She is highly responsible, committed with excellent relation management and transformational skills instrumental for digital marketing strategy and media planning for Fortune 100 companies. Some of the key clients she has worked with – Microsoft, Samsung, Adidas, HCL, Viber, Havells, Cargill, Reckitt, Nestle, Telenor, Apollo, Fortis, Fastrack, ITC, John Players, Hamdard, Airtel.
Former Gojavas CEO Quits Snapdeal’s Logistics Unit Vulcan
He was previously CEO at the ecommerce logistics firm GoJavas, in which Snapdeal held a significant stake.
He joined Vulcan as Snapdeal abandoned its move to acquire GoJavas and decided to strengthen its own captive logistics arm Vulcan.