Flipkart ropes in execs from Amazon, Google, Microsoft

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Bangalore | Published: September 23, 2015 12:25:09 AM

Online marketplace Flipkart has roped in three executives from Amazon, Google and Microsoft, three of the best tech-companies in the world, to head its logistics, engineering and digital goods department.

FlipkartHomegrown e-commerce giant Flipkart today announced appointments of three former Amazon, Google and Microsoft senior technology executives to different roles in the company. (Reuters)

Online marketplace Flipkart has roped in three executives from Amazon, Google and Microsoft, three of the best tech-companies in the world, to head its logistics, engineering and digital goods department.

Dan Rawson, Ravi Byakod and Anand Lakshminaray-anan are the three new executives.

Rawson, who was previously with Amazon in Seattle as general manager of Fulfilment, will take care of  logistics and supply chain ecosystems at Flipkart. He will oversee all aspects of delivery solutions and the way Flipkart uses technology to expand delivery.

“Dan has proven his leadership skills in a wide array of situations. His operational expertise and his passion for tackling big challenges will be a tremendous asset as Flipkart’s rapid expansion continues. I look forward to working with him to deliver great service for millions of Flipkart customers in the months and years to come,” said Punit Soni, chief product officer, Flipkart.

Before joining Flipkart as director of engineering, accounting, Byakod spent nine years at Google, where he was head of engineering until recently. He will lead the accounting technology at Flipkart, charged with building a scalable and flexible accounting platform. He 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. This role is crucial given Flipkart’s rapid growth and the complexity and multitude of large-number systems involved and the amount of data the company handles,” said Peeyush Ranjan, CTO and head of engineering, Flipkart.

Lakshminarayanan who left Microsoft after a year’s stint, will head the expansion of Flipkart’s digital product offerings, following the company’s success as the leading online marketplace for physical goods.

“We are very excited to have Anand join us in Bangalore. We believe that over the next few years the consumption of digital goods and services in India will become mainstream, and Anand’s experience creating high-value digital products in both the U.S. and India will be extremely valuable,” Soni said.

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