Flipkart appoints Jeyandran Venugopal as CPTO

Flipkart has elevated Jeyandran Venugopal as its Chief Product and technology officer (CPTO), as part of a rejig in its senior management, who was earlier a senior Vice president of engineering and product at the online retail firm and has had stints at Amazon Web Services and Yahoo.

The product and engineering teams in Flipkart will now report to Venugopal, marking a deviation from how the two teams were structured so far.

“We are strengthening our technology capabilities every day and Jeyandran will play an anchor along with the most talented team that we have. In his new role, he will continue to strengthen the team, tech investments and help implement new technologies,” Flipkart’s group CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy, said in a statement.

The changes come on the back of Flipkart’s recently concluded Big Billion Days (BBD) sale. Krishnamurthy had claimed leadership position during the BBD, saying the e-commerce company had cornered more than 70 percent share of the market in the six-day period. Rival Amazon, too, said it had led the festive season sales.

According to a source in an English Daily, in September, it was reported that Flipkart designated five employees as vice presidents in preparation for its flagship sale.

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