E-commerce firm Flipkart has appointed former Google product management executive and former vice president of product management at Motorola, Punit Soni, as its Chief Product Officer.

Punit will lead the product definition and innovation charter for Flipkart consumer products, marketplace and transaction platform. Soni will also drive the company’s product strategy, design and product marketing functions.

In his earlier roles, Soni has been instrumental in creating products such as Google News, Google Books, Google Plus, Google Mobile and a suite of Motorola devices including Moto X, Moto G and Moto E. He holds an undergraduate degree (B.Tech) in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wyoming and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.