Nitin Seth is Flipkart’s Chief People Officer

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on February 17, 2016

Online marketplace Flipkart has announced Nitin Seth as its Chief People Officer of the company. The Bengaluru-based company had hired a CPO almost a year after Mekin Maheswari quit the company. Maheswari was associated with the company since its inception.

Nitin, who was earlier the Managing Director and Country Head for Fidelity International, will lead the human resource function and partner with the leadership team. Nitin will report to Binny Bansal, CEO & Co-founder of Flipkart.

Nitin brings with him more than two decades of experience in entrepreneurship, strategy, consulting, operations management and business process redesign.

The development comes a week after Mukesh Bansal, Head of Commerce, and Ankit Nagori quit the company to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.

Commenting on Nitin’s appointment, Binny Bansal, CEO of Flipkart said, “It is our goal to make Flipkart the best place to work as we work towards creating a world-class organisation known for its empowered teams and great tech talent. Nitin brings with him a unique mix of cross sectoral experience, deep understanding of business, entrepreneurial DNA and a long track record of building and nurturing winning team.” Flipkart has been in news for last several months for the reshuffle that took place in its top leadership team. While last year, Maheswari quit along with Amod Malviya its Chief Technology Officer,Flipkart had not found a replacement for Maheswari yet. However, it had appointed ex-Googler Punit Soni as it's CTO.

Major restructuring at the company was announced earlier this year when its founder Sachin Bansal stepped down as CEO thus making way for its co-founder Binny Bansal.

Nitin holds an MBA (Majors in Finance and Operations) from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, where he was awarded the Chairman’s Gold Medal for graduating first in the MBA programme. He also holds an undergraduate degree in engineering (B.Tech) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Published on February 17, 2016
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