India’s largest e-commerce marketplace Flipkart’s management rejig is continuing even as two more high-profile Silicon Valley hires quit the company last week.
Lalit Sarna and Sunil Gopinath were among the top talent in the company. Sarna headed the Transactions & Payments Business, while Gopinath was Senior Director Product & User Experience Design.
The duo had joined the company just over a year ago.
Their exits come just a few months after Flipkart’s Chief Product Officer, Punit Soni and the company’s Head of Commerce Platform, Mukesh Bansal quit the company in February and April 2016 respectively.
Besides these two, other executives who quit Flipkart this year include Chief Business Officer, Ankit Nagori and Manish Maheshwari who was Head of Seller Marketplace & Ecosystem. Bansal had joined Flipkart after it acquired his startup, Myntra.
The e-commerce major’s Legal Head, Rajinder Sharma, too quit the firm a couple of weeks ago.
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Amazon’s announcement to invest $5 billion in India recently is also aimed at throwing Flipkart off its game. The investment is Amazon’s bid to take over from Flipkart and become India’s largest online marketplace before China’s e-commerce behemoth Alibaba enters the country.