Leadership Changes Ahead of Planned IPO: Hemant Badri Named as Flipkart's Senior Vice President
Former Unilever global executive Hemant Badri is appointed as senior vice president in Walmart-owned e-commerce marketplace Flipkart for its supply chain operations, as well as reorganising and escalating the roles of two other senior executives at the company.
Hemant Badri, who in his previous role served as the vice president of worldwide planning, customer service and Europe operational at Unilever, was proclaimed by Flipkart Group CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy through an email to employees on March 1, 2021
The role of Amitesh Jha, senior vice president at Flipkart has been changed after the announcement of Krishnamurthy. Previously Amitesh headed supply chains of Flipkart and Myntra, Jeeves and some other businesses at the company.
“Amitesh will be taking up a new role in the CDO (category design operations) and M3 (Marketing, Merchandising & Monetization) organisation. In this role, he will oversee the consumables, soft lines, and customer and marketing charters,” Krishnamurthy states in his mail.
The other main change in leadership at Flipkart is in the role of Ranjith Boyanapalli, who heads the fintech and payments group, who will take up the additional charter of customer experience, marketplace and the Central Liquidation Team (CLT)
Furthermore, the changes in reporting structure caused by the top management changes adding that Amitesh would directly manage and mentor Hemant over the next few months to enable a smooth transition.
Flipkart rearranged its board of directors in December, bringing in four new members, including CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy. HDFC CEO Keki Mistry, Walmart’s global chief technology officer Suresh Kumar and Walmart’s executive vice president for international strategy and development Leigh Hopkins, were the other new board members of the company.