Snapdeal’s Chief Product Officer Anand Chandrasekaran has quit the company. The announcement was made by Rohit Bansal on Twitter.


Replying to Rohit, Chandrasekaran tweeted saying “@rohitkbansal thanks for the support. We did in 1 what would take 3 years anywhere.”

Chandrasekaran, who earlier co-founded mobile applications software company Aeroprise which was acquired by BMC Software, joined Snapdeal in June 2015.

Chandrasekaran’s hiring was important for Snapdeal when its rival Flipkart had roped in Punit Soni, a former Google executive, to handle a similar role. Soni, with his expertise in mobile technology was able to enhance Flipkart’s product design capabilities. He was also the lead behind Flipkart’s image search projects and Ping feature. However, a year after joining Flipkart, Soni resigned from the post of Chief Product Officer last month.

Chandrasekaran has plans to pursue entrepreneurial interests. In an email sent, the company said “Anand has done some stellar work on the product side at Snapdeal. His insights and attention to detail have helped us traverse quickly towards launching and improving products at Snapdeal. We wish Anand the very best for his entrepreneurial journey ahead,”

Prior to becoming chief product officer at Snapdeal, Chandrasekaran held the same designation at Bharti Airtel Ltd. He also served as senior director, search products, at Yahoo Inc. in Silicon Valley.

38-year-old, Chandrasekaran is among the latest high-profile exits, after Flipkart’s Punit Soni, Myntra founder Mukesh Bansal, and chief business officer Ankit Nagori who quit the ecommerce site earlier this year.

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