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Exclusive: Flipkart’s Sharat Singh quits within six months

Sharat Singh

Sharat Singh

Sharat Singh, who had joined Flipkart as vice president of engineering in November, has quit after a short six-month stint in the latest senior-level exit from the e-commerce company.

Singh has joined US multinational Adobe as vice president of engineering.

Emails sent to Singh as well as Flipkart did not elicit a response by the time of writing this report.

Singh had joined Flipkart from online travel agency MakeMyTrip, where he was the chief technology officer. An alumnus of IIT Delhi and Stern School of Business, Singh previously worked with Shopzilla, Nextag Inc and Microsoft.

Singh’s departure follows a string of exits at Flipkart in recent months. Most recently, chief product officer Punit Soni quit the company in just over a year. Mukesh Bansal, head of marketplace and a board member, and chief business officer Ankit Nagori resigned in February, barely a month after the e-commerce giant changed the roles of its two co-founders. Binny Bansal, who was the COO, took over as its CEO while Sachin Bansal, who was the CEO, became executive chairman.

Among other senior-level management changes, Mekin Maheshwari, Flipkart’s chief people officer and part of its original team, stepped down from his full-time role to take up an advisory role in September last year.

In August, it was reported that the CEOs of Appiterate and AdIQuity, startups that were acquired by Flipkart earlier in the year, had moved on from the company. The same month, Ravi Vora, who was the CEO of Flipkart’s Strategic Brands Group, moved on from the company.

Prior to that, Amod Malviya, chief technology officer of Flipkart, quit his full-time position to be a part of the company’s advisory board. Sameer Nigam, who headed the company’s engineering team prior to Singh, had quit in July last year.

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Ashok Ekbote May 24, 2016 14:52

Sad to see so many exits. What about Snapdeal and Amazon? Is it the same story there or is this endemic to Flipkart? The Flipkart founders must steady the ship as it is PEOPLE who make a great company.

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