Flipkart rejigs tech leadership team, gets Ashish Agrawal on-board

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E-commerce major Flipkart has hired Micromax CTO and former Amazon exec Ashish Agrawal as senior vice-president (SVP) of engineering as the company revamps its tech leadership team yet again, reports Mint.
Agrawal is joining Flipkart this month and will be serving 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.
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 led 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.
Among other changes to Flipkart’s tech leadership team, 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. Flipkart has confirmed these changes to the publication.
These changes comes after India’s largest e-tailer witnessed significant churn at its top management. Around seven top executives have quit the Bengaluru-based company over the last year, of which three were in the last four months.

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