According to reports, Flipkart is yet again revamping its tech leadership team and has hired Micromax CTO and former Amazon executive Ashish Agrawal as senior vice-president (SVP) of engineering. Agrawal will be joining Flipkart this month and will serve as the engineering head of its consumer shopping experience. He will report to Flipkart CEO Binny Bansal. Before this, Agrawal was leading Micromax’s tech initiatives and formulating its software services.
Prior to this, Agarwal was also the technology and development head for Amazon’s payment service Amazon Payments for about five years and was involved in the development for Amazon Payments solutions focused on monetization of Digital Goods and Media. He also headed the development of Amazon’s m-commerce apps for about two and half years and led the development & launch of its E-Commerce web services.
This is not the only new change, Flipkart’s engineering head Peeyush Ranjan has moved to the role of group chief technology officer while engineering SVP Hari Vasudev will be heading the tech function for its critical marketplace and Ekart businesses. Vasudev will report to CEO Binny Bansal and eKart head Saikiran Krishnamurthy.
These new changes are a result of the recent churn in its top management, we had reported earlier how a lot of top executives had quit the Bengaluru based e-commerce giant in last few months. These include chief product officer Punit Soni, commerce platform head Mukesh Bansal and chief business officer Ankit Nagori, CTO Amod Malviya and Chief People Officer Mekin Maheshwari. In January this year as well, Flipkart overhauled its top management to elevate co-founder Binny Bansal as the CEO, while the other co-founder Sachin Bansal transitioned to the role of executive chairman.