Soni is a former Google executive and has expertise in mobile technology. He was the most high-profile recruitment made by the company. He helped build products such as Ping, a chat application on the mobile app, and relaunch its mobile website, Flipkart Lite. Along with Soni, his chief of staff Niket Desai who also joined the e-tailer from Google has quit as well.
Besides Mukesh Bansal and Soni, other executives who have quit Flipkart this year include chief business officer Ankit Nagori and Manish Maheshwari who was head of its seller marketplace and ecosystem.
With departure of these executives, Binny Bansal has assigned leadership responsibilities among several executives. Ranjan, is now head of the engineering unit across units like commerce, supply chain and advertising. Saikiran Krishnamurthy, who was hired as chief operating officer (COO) of commerce unit from McKinsey last year, was named head of logistics unit Ekart and head of after-sales and seller services in the commerce unit.