One more vacancy at Flipkart as VP of engineering QUITS

Sharat Singh, who had joined Flipkart in November, has quit just after a short six-month stint and has joined US multinational Adobe as vice president of engineering.
Sharat Singh

Yet again, Flipkart has faced a senior-level exit with its vice president of engineering Sharat Singh parting ways with the eCommerce major, thus upping the number of senior level exits by one.

Singh, who had joined Flipkart in November, has quit just after a short six-month stint and has joined US multinational Adobe as vice president of engineering.

An alumnus of IIT Delhi and Stern School of Business, Singh had joined Flipkart from online travel agency MakeMyTrip, where he was the chief technology officer.

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, 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.

Several senior executives have left top ecommerce marketplace Flipkart in recent months to start their own ventures, including former commerce and advertising business head Mukesh Bansal, former chief business officer Ankit Nagori, former senior director for retail Manish Kumar, and former chief people officer Mekin Maheshwari who is ‘on a journey to impact education in India’.

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