Flipkart Engineering Head Quits; CTO Takes On Advisory Role

E-commerce marketplace Flipkart has lost two senior executives, Chief Technology Officer Amod Malviya and Senior Vice President of Engineering Sameer Nigam.


While Amod Malviya will take on an advisory role at the company, Sameer Nigam will leave the company to start his own venture in the technology space.

Mukesh Bansal announced the departures in a company-wide email on Thursday.

Malviya will join Sudhir Sitapati of Unilever who was recently appointed to the advisory board that will help manage Flipkart’s growth through deep domain expertise in different areas.

Nigam joined Flipkart in 2011 after the company acquired Mime360, a distribution platform he had founded. At the company Nigam reported directly to Malviya.

Flipkart has recently seen a massive reshuffle at the top level with Mukesh Bansal handling the running of the e-commerce portal with founders Sachin Bansal focusing on building new businesses like advertising and Binny Bansal looking at supply chain.

The company also recently hired Punit Soni as its CPO who was formerly the VP of Product Management at Motorola. Peeyush Ranjan, former director of engineering at Google has been hired as SVP/Head of Engineering at Flipkart.

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