This week was a mix of some prominent movers and shakers in the Indian startup ecosystem. Logistics startup BlackBuck has onboarded Flipkart founder and group chief executive Binny Bansal on its board of directors. Bansal joined the company’s board after Neeraj Aggarwal, former Vice President of supply chain operations at Flipkart, quit the ecommerce firm and stepped down from BlackBuck’s board in April this year. Flipkart is one of BlackBuck’s early investors.
Further, Incedo has appointed ex Flipkart COO Nitin Seth as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Seth will help build on Incedo’s strong list of clients, deepen its commitment to driving innovation in emerging technologies and lead Incedo in its next phase of growth.
In another development, InMobi has appointed Ravi Krishnaswamy, former senior vice-president of engineering at Flipkart, as CTO at the company. He replaces Mohit Saxena, InMobi cofounder who recently moved to the US but continues with the company. However, InMobi’s marketing chief Arun Pattabhiraman has resigned from his position. Pattabhiraman had joined InMobi in 2011 as the business development officer and became its global marketing head in 2015.
Let’s have a look at other movers and shakers of the Indian startup ecosystem this week.
Garima Nagpal Joins OYO as Head – Quality
Garima Nagpal, a seasoned hospitality professional with over four decades of experience has joined OYO. In her new role as Head of Quality, Garima will be responsible for network-wide upgradation of OYO hotels to ensure highest levels of quality, including hygiene and ambiance. The appointment is in line with OYO’s commitment to solve supply-demand imbalance and offer beautiful and quality living spaces.
Of her extensive hospitality career, Garima has spent nearly 30 years as the Head of Housekeeping across several hotel chains. She has worked with marquee brands including The Oberoi, Taj, Hyatt, Le Meridien and India Habitat Center. Garima joins OYO from The Imperial Hotel where she was the Executive Housekeeper for nine years.