We bring you the latest edition of movers and shakers of the week.\r\n\r\nIndia-born, Google CEO Sundar Pichai will join the Alphabet Board of Directors as the 13th Board member. As stated by the company\u2019s co-founder Larry Page, \u201cSundar has been doing a great job as Google\u2019s CEO, driving strong growth, partnerships, and tremendous product innovation. I really enjoy working with him and I\u2019m excited that he is joining the Alphabet board.\u201d The Indian-born IIT Kharagpur and Wharton graduate was appointed as the CEO of Google in August 2015.\r\nInfosys Fund Managing Director Yusuf Bashir Resigns\r\nInfosys Innovation Fund MD\u00a0Yusuf Bashir, who was leading the $500 Mn startup fund operating in software services for over two years, has resigned from the post.\r\n\r\nBashir had made 12 startup investments on behalf of Infosys, catering to the aim of the company CEO Vishal Sikka to build tech innovation and get more clients in its fold.\r\n\r\nHe was the VP of new products at SAP and a former colleague of Sikka.\r\nUber India Appoints Sanjay Gupta As Head Of Marketing\r\nRide-sharing app Uber has appointed Sanjay Gupta as the Head of Marketing for Uber India. With over 15 years of experience in brand and consulting, Sanjay will focus on further strengthening brand Uber in India.\r\n\r\nPrior to joining Uber, Sanjay was the Chief Marketing Officer at Urban Ladder. During his 10-year stint with Marico, he led the charter for Saffola\u2019s journey from a single category niche brand to a food brand strengthening its association with preventive heart care.\r\n\r\nSanjay was also recognised as India\u2019s \u2018Top 40 Under 40 Hottest Business Leaders\u2019 in 2015. His expertise lies in delivering growth, evangelising strategic brand shifts and building power brands.\r\nPaytm Appoints Kiran Vasireddy As COO\r\nPaytm has appointed Kiran Vasireddy as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for its payments business. Going forward, Kiran will be overseeing all product and business functions for the payments division in line with its growth plan for bringing 500 Mn Indians into the mainstream economy.\r\n\r\nOver his nearly decade long association with Paytm, Kiran has held several key business roles and played a pivotal part in leading the firm\u2019s payment solution to become the country\u2019s leading digital payment method. Under his leadership, Paytm has ventured into multiple new avenues for digital payments across categories such as utility payments, transportation, education fees and metro recharges, among others.\r\n\r\nIn addition, Kiran has spearheaded the company\u2019s offline payment and its QR code solution across large organised retailers, parking lots, hospitals, tolls, petrol pumps, corporate food courts, and neighbourhood offline stores.\r\nLendingkart Group Strengthens Core Leadership Team\r\nLendingkart Group has made two significant appointments in order to effectively strengthen its leadership team. Utsav Mehrotra, formerly an investment banker with Axis Capital, has joined as Vice President of Capital Markets taking charge of fundraising and marketplace initiatives. Abhishek Arora, who was earlier heading the seller management & growth vertical in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for Souq.com, has come on board as Vice President of Revenue and Operations.\r\n\r\nUtsav will be working towards strengthening Lendingkart Group\u2019s capabilities to make credit accessible to small business owners. His purview of responsibilities will include raising funds as well as spearheading marketplace initiatives to develop the liability end of the business.\r\n\r\nAt Axis Capital, Utsav managed multiple structured debt transactions besides dealing with fixed income investors like mutual funds, NBFCs, banks and credit funds, both at the domestic as well as global level.\r\n\r\nWith close to a decade of experience in investment banking, IIM alumnus Utsav will be instrumental in bolstering Lendingkart Finance\u2019s loan book enabling them to serve credit needs of many more SMEs.\r\n\r\nAbhishek Arora has come on board to ensure the smooth and seamless running of the operations and revenue vertical. This will include streamlining of various functions such as origination operations, delivery, process optimisation as well as customer experience.\r\n\r\nWith over 13 years of varied experience in shipping, logistics, corporate & retail, banking and ecommerce, Abhishek led seller growth and performance for the MENA region in his last stint at Souq.com. He has also worked with leading Fortune 500 companies including Amazon, Citibank, and AP Moller Maersk Group driving business revenue, business development, acquisition, human resource capability augmentation and profitability.\r\nCapillary Technologies Appoints Ganesh Lakshminarayanan As COO\r\nCapillary Technologies, the omnichannel customer engagement and commerce platform, has appointed Ganesh Lakshminarayanan as the new COO of the company.\r\n\r\nIn his new role, Ganesh will steward the company\u2019s hyper growth steering towards profitability. His efforts would translate to scaling Capillary to be the product bellwether from Asia.\r\n\r\nGanesh also serves on the Board of Capillary. He brings with him a vast and varied experience in IT solution sales and delivery, ecommerce, esupport, IT\/ITES, outsourcing, big data, decision sciences, and customer service in his long and illustrious career.\r\n\r\nGanesh began his career in consulting and then moved to a role in Dell, based out of Austin, where he led significant parts of Dell\u2019s esupport group worldwide and ecommerce group for Americas. Come 2001, he moved into entrepreneurial mode, starting up Dell\u2019s operations in India. Over a period of 10 years, he scaled it to a team of 15,000 with a $1 Bn domestic market operation.\r\n\r\nHe then served as Senior Advisor at Sequoia Capital, where he worked closely with some of their portfolio companies like Mu Sigma, BankBazar, Porter, and Capillary Technologies. He also served as a Senior Advisor to Ernst & Young advising them on an entrepreneurial venture. He currently works with Practo, Mahiti, and Belong, besides being on the board of a learning platform company \u2013 Linkstreet. He is also a founding member of Social Venture Partners @Bangalore and a member of the Indian Angels Network.\r\n\r\nGanesh has also served twice as elected member of the NASSCOM executive council and the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry).\r\n\r\nGanesh has an MBA from the University of Michigan, US and a Bachelor's in Computer Science and Engineering with top honour as the gold medalist, from Anna University in Chennai, India.\r\n\r\nStay tuned for the next movers and shakers of the week.