We bring to you the latest edition of Movers and Shakers of this week.
This week Myntra now announced its plans to combine its workforce with Jabong’s employees. Nearly 120 Jabong employees moved to Myntra payroll for all practical purposes even though Jabong will continue to run its ecommerce platform separately. These Gurugram-based employees will now work for both platforms and other newer services the fashion retailer would be launching in the future.
Also, this week one of the biggest mover and shaker of the Indian startup ecosystem, Sachin Bansal, joined the board of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank. Sachin Bansal will help the Ujjivan Bank modernise itself for mass-market.
Here’s a look at other movers and shakers of the week:
Arun Sarin Joins Ola Electric Board
Sarin has over three decades of industry experience in the telecom space and business. He serves on the boards of Cisco Systems, Accenture, Charles Schwab and Ola’s parent company, ANI Technologies. In his last role, Sarin was the CEO of Vodafone Group and was the driving force behind expansion into emerging markets like India, Turkey and Africa, grew the data and internet businesses globally, produced record revenues and profits with a market capitalization of over $150 Bn.
At Ola Electric, Sarin with his experience of building global businesses and deep understanding of emerging markets, will help the company in its mission of electric mobility.
Truecaller Appoints Sandeep Patil As MD, India
Sweden-based caller ID app Truecaller has announced the appointment of Sandeep Patil as the managing director for its India operations, and will be part of the global management team.
Patil comes with over a decade of experience across financial institutions. He has been advising on growth and profitability at McKinsey & Company, London and directed several consumer lending businesses at Capital One Bank in the USA and the UK. He holds an MBA from the London Business School and a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
In his new role, Patil will be based in Bengaluru and will be responsible for spearheading business strategies to expand the company’s footprint and accelerate revenue growth globally. This strategic move is a significant leadership expansion within the organisation. Sandeep will be overseeing the teams based in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.
OYO Strengthens Safety And Security With Leadership Appointments
Gurugram-headquartered OYO Hotels & Home has appointed Capt Shakil Ahmed as vice president of security and risk and Annie Vig as director- emergency response for India SA operations.
Captain Shakil Ahmed is a veteran of the corporate security, brand protection, and business resilience space with over two decades of experience spanning the Indian army, banking & financial sector, pharmaceuticals, FMCG, manufacturing, BFSI and ecommerce sectors. He has previously led global security, South Asia at Pfizer, brand protection at Diageo India and has most recently led the middle mile Logistics and Supply Chain Security program for Amazon in India.
Annie Vig brings with her a rich experience of over 20 years. In her previous organization- IndiGo, she worked closely with the chief of safety and the CEO and was responsible for developing and leading the implementation of policies and strategies derived from ERM Manual through training, audits, and other modes of communications and collaborating on joint exercises with neighboring countries and security forces and other agencies.
In their new roles, OYO will help them ramp up on technology and talent in the guest safety and experience domains and help move the needle forward on all things safety in India SA region.
CarDekho Group Strengthens Its Leadership Team
Jaipur-based auto tech company CarDekho Group has strengthened its leadership team with appointment of Ranjit Yadav as president and mentor, Rajat Kumar as chief of staff, Shubhabrata Marmar as editor of PowerDrift, and Ranjiv Kapur who will head the company’s new strategic initiatives. The company has also promoted Mir Muzaffar U Zaman as chief operating officer for New Auto Business.
Yadav has over 29 years of experience in building and scaling up companies and people. In his previous roles, he has worked as Operating Partner at Info Edge India, as president at Tata Motors and country head at Samsung India.
Rajat Kumar was COO at ABP Digital and has experience in various roles in multiple industries across startups, consulting firms, IT and media industry. Kumar has also worked with E&Y, Snapdeal, Mckinsey and Star Group.
Ranjiv Kapur was earlier working with Concorde Motors (Tata Motors Subsidiary) as CEO. He has 35 years of experience in leading roles with brands such as Philips, Samsung mobiles, Tata Motors and Arvind Mills.
In his new role, he will be responsible for strategic initiatives in the new auto business division at CarDekho.
Earlier Sr. Vice President of CarDekho, Mir Muzaffar U Zaman played a vital role in overall organization’s growth. In his new role as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in the New Auto division, he will now be responsible for current business strategy as well as the successful execution of the long-term growth plans to ensure the continued service of the customers.
Stay tuned for the next week’s edition of Movers and Shakers of the week!