Flipkart’s chief people officer, Mekin Maheshwari is leaving the company to pursue education related not-for-profit initiative. He joined Flipkart in 2009.
“The clarity that—I would like to measure my life in terms of positive impact created on people—
I believe education is 1 such area—where there are a dozen odd massive challenges—that are worth attempting to solve. Education also has a long term & far-reaching impact – something thats important to me, as I sit & worry about how the world today is mostly working for short term & selfish economic maximization [Mekin’s blogpost]. “
Mekin will move into an advisory role at Flipkart, post the transition.
Recently, InMobi’s Chief Revenue Officer Atul Satija too quit the company to start his non-profit initiative.