Norwest Venture’s Promod Haque Resigns From Yatra’s Board
Promod Haque, the senior managing partner at venture capital fund Norwest Venture Partners, has resigned from the board of directors of Nasdaq-listed Yatra Online Inc, which runs travel portal Yatra.com.
Haque has been a non-executive member of Yatra’s board since July 2006. The firm is now searching for a replacement for Haque.
Haque has been with Norwest since 1990, and has led investments in more than 70 companies—his investments have been worth more than $40 billion in aggregate exit value to date. Twenty-five of his portfolio companies have gone public and 37 have been acquired.
Purplle Appoints Pooja Acharya As Chief Beauty Officer
Online beauty marketplace Purplle has appointed Pooja Acharya as its Chief Beauty Officer. Pooja Acharya has decade-long experience in managing offline retail of globally renowned cosmetic brands. She will play a crucial role as Purplle plans to introduce its products in brick & mortar retail format, foraying in new beauty segments and introduce exclusive international brands in India.
At Purplle, Pooja’s extensive global experience in managing beauty brands in offline retail channels will guide the team through its next phase of growth.
Mumbai-born Pooja Acharya joins Purplle from Shiseido where she was Education and Training Manager for flagship stores. Her extensive beauty experience spans across international brands including Chanel, Cle de Peau, Dior, Nars, to name a few and flagship stores including Bloomingdale’s 59th street, Neiman Marcus, Short Hills and Macy’s 34th street in New York. She has a deep understanding of the global cosmetics market and evolving consumer behaviours.