Movers And Shakers [September 28 To October 3]
Mitron has hired Chandan Chhabra as VP of Operations and Nisha Pokhriyal as VP of Marketing
upGrad has appointed former Amazon manager Saranjit Sangar as CEO for the UK, Europe and the Middle East
Twitter has hired former IBM manager Rinki Sethi as its new vice president and chief information and security officer
We present you the latest edition of the movers and shakers of the week in the Indian startup ecosystem.
The e-commerce platforms Flipkart and Amazon are very successful for the upcoming Christmas sales.
Amazon India has announced that it will add 20,000 partners to expand its delivery infrastructure. The e-commerce giant has added nearly 200 startups, including those operated by Delivery Service Partners across India, to further expand its reach in many remote northeastern cities such as Champhai, Kolasib, Lumding and Mokokchung.
The company has nearly 250 Amazon-operated delivery stations and more than 1500 partner delivery stations operated by 280 entrepreneurs.
Commenting on the expansion of its delivery network, Prakash Rochlani, Director Last Mile Operations at Amazon India, said: “Our goal is to ensure that customers across the country get what they want from the comfort of their homes, prioritizing the safety of our customers and Delivery partner. We have worked hard to prepare our delivery network so that safe, contact-free deliveries from all parts of the country are possible. “
In the meantime, Flipkart has decided to focus on the latest B2B offering from Flipkart Wholesale announced the expansion to 12 new citiesThis corresponds to a total of 15 cities and 750 PIN codes.
Indian startups also try very hard to be independent. Internet entrepreneurs have been campaigning on Twitter for the start of an Indian app store for a week, which could fight the duopoly between Google and Apple.
In his GuidelinesGoogle requires applications listed on the Play Store that sell digital goods to use Google Play’s billing system for in-app purchases. For every such purchase that users make through the app, Google charges a commission of 30%.
Mitron expands senior leadership team
Mitron has announced the expansion of its management team. Chandan Chhabra is Vice President of Operations and Nisha Pokhriyal is Vice President of Marketing.
In his new role, Chhabra will set up SoPs, increase efficiency across multiple departments and focus on strategic business planning.
Pokhriyal will be responsible for leading Mitron’s entire brand marketing initiatives and accelerating the startup’s growth path. Both Pokhriyal and Chhabra will work closely with Mitron’s co-founders Shivank Agarwal and Anish Khandelwal.
Prior to Mitron, Chhabra was a founding member and director of customer experience and content quality at Olx India. As an IIM-A alumnus, Chhabra has 17 years of experience working in various industries such as BPO, telecommunications, BFSI, e-commerce, auto and edtech.
Pokhriyal was Associate Director, Marketing of VMate, the Alibaba Mobile Business Group’s short video app. She was responsible for managing the end-to-end integrated marketing for popular campaigns like #VMateAsliHoliBaaz and #GharBaitheBanoLakhpati. Pokhriyal has a career spanning over 10 years having worked at Dentsu Webchutney and IPAN.
upGrad appoints Saranjit Sangar
Edutech company Upgrad has named former Amazon manager Saranjit Sangar as CEO for the UK, Europe and the Middle East. The goal is to generate $ 1 billion in revenues in these markets over the next 4 to 5 years.
Sangar has worked in e-commerce (Amazon, UK), last mile logistics (Amazon, UK and Honestbee, Singapore), cloud kitchens (Grab, Singapore) and FMCG (Godrej, India).
She will take over her new role from October 1st and will be based in London, UK.
Twitter appoints Rinki Sethi
Social media giant Twitter has hired former IBM manager Rinki Sethi as its new vice president and chief information and security officer.
Sethi previously worked as an information security manager at IBM and previously as vice president of information security at Palo Alto Networks Inc. With over 15 years of experience in this fieldShe has been affiliated with companies such as Walmart.com, Palo Alto Networks, Intuit, eBay, and Pacific Gas and Electric and Rubric.
Sethi holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of California at Davis and an MS in Information Security from Capella University, Minnesota.