India’s e-commerce giant Flipkart today announced appointments of three former Amazon, Google and Microsoft senior technology executives to different roles in the company.
The company appointed Amazon’s Dan Rawson as Head of Customer Logistics and Supply Chain Ecosystems, while Google’s Ravi Byakod is appointed as Director of Engineering – Accounting and Anand Lakshminarayanan from Microsoft as Head of Product Management for Digital Goods and Services.
The three executives, are the latest in a series of senior technology experts from the world’s best technology companies to join Flipkart’s rapidly growing enterprise in Bangalore, the company said in a statement.
Rawson, who was general manager of fulfilment for North America at Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle, will now oversee all aspects of customer delivery solutions, leading product, business, and operations teams at Flipkart. A former captain in the US Marines, Rawson holds a BA from Harvard University and an MBA from Northwestern University.
Byakod, who will lead accounting technology for Flipkart, joins the firm from Google where he has spent more than nine years, most recently as head of engineering for Google for Work’s technology and solutions team, developing data warehouses, customer relationship management programs, and partner engineering solutions out of its Mountain View, California, headquarters. Byakod holds an MS in computer architecture from the University of Alabama.
“Ravi’s background in building large-scale distributed systems will enable us to develop a flexible accounting platform on new architecture at scale,” said Peeyush Ranjan, CTO and head of engineering at Flipkart.
Lakshminarayanan, who will lead the expansion of Flipkart’s digital product offerings, has been working with Microsoft in Hyderabad, as principal group program manager of applications and services, leading the product team responsible for MSN Sports, MSN Money and MSN Health & Fitness for mobile devices and the web worldwide.