Flipkart Appoints two new VPs to Strengthen its Technology Team

Bangalore, November  2, 2015: To further strengthen its technology expertise, Flipkart, India’s largest online marketplace, has on-boarded two new members onto its senior leadership team – Ravi Krishnaswamy as VP of Engineering for Infrastructure and Sharat Singh as VP of Engineering for Content.

Ravi Krishnaswamy comes with an extensive experience of over two decades in designing and developing enterprise & cloud scale platforms as well as in leading teams through technical, engineering and management excellence. As VP of Engineering for Infrastructure, he will focus on strengthening operations across IAAS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PAAS (Platform as a Service) and for understanding and address the current challenges pertaining to organization design & bandwidth.

Commenting on the appointment, Peeyush Ranjan, CTO and Head of engineering, Flipkart said, “Ravi’s expertise in this field and valuable know-how will certainly be an asset to the technology team at Flipkart. His many achievements in the previous organizations have made us confident that we will deeply benefit from his expansive technical and management expertise.”

After completing his post-graduation from University of Illinois, Ravi joined Microsoft and led the Azure team in building Microsoft’s next generation of cutting edge cloud OS platform. He moved on to the R&D team where he spearheaded the creation of Microsoft’s hybrid integration vision and strategy, synergizing investments across server, private cloud and public cloud. He is a hardcore technology enthusiast and is also an angel investor and advisor to early age technology startups.

In the newly assumed role as VP of Engineering for Content, Sharat Singh will lead the CMS Engineering team which includes CMS Data Management, Quality, Content Relevance, Development and Creation. He will drive technical strategy for content to transform user experience and shape how customers purchase products on the Flipkart app.

Sharat joins Flipkart from MakeMyTrip where he was the Chief Technology Officer – international & platforms. In this role, he was responsible for developing and executing on global technology strategy and planning ongoing technology innovations for MakeMyTrip. Sharat has 25+ years of experience leading internet and media technology development with strong operational capabilities. Most recently he set up the India Centre of Excellence and led end-to-end product and delivery of engineering systems and automation at Shopzilla Inc as Managing Director-India. He has earlier worked with Nextag, Inc., Microsoft Inc. and co-founded a startup – Ideas.com.

“Sharat makes an invaluable addition to the deep bench of executive talents at Flipkart. He brings with him an exceptional and strong operational capability with previous stints across leading organizations. Sharat with this kind of rich experience will definitely paint a strong vision for the content division at Flipkart,” added Peeyush.

Sharat holds an MBA from The Stern School Of Business, New York University and a B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

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