Binny Bansal has announced his resignation as chief executive officer of Flipkart Group, effective immediately. He has been an important part of Flipkart since co-founding the company, but recent events risked becoming a distraction and Bansal has made a decision to step down. His decision follows an independent investigation done on behalf of Flipkart and Walmart into an allegation of serious personal misconduct. He strongly denies the allegation.
Rahul Pushkarna has joined Twitter as head of content partnership, APAC. Pushkarna announced his appointment on Twitter. Previously, Pushkarna worked with Sony Pictures Entertainment as director, sales development, Asia. Prior to that, he worked with 21st Century Fox as head, digital distribution and licensing, India and Southeast Asia. In the past, Pushkarna has also worked with Microsoft, NBC Universal Media and HSBC.
Matrimony.com, the online matchmaking and marriage services, recently announced the appointment of Sankara Narayanan as chief operating officer to spearhead the matchmaking business of the company. Narayanan has rich experience in general management, leadership, finance, technology and change management. A business leader, he brings over 30 years of rich and varied experience leading large teams across telecom and finance domains.
Arati Bam, former marketing head, Adobe Digital Media Solutions has recently quit the company and joined Apple India as marketing lead, education. She is presently based out of Bangalore. Bam carries 16 years of marketing experience in the hi-tech industry which covers areas such as digital and on-ground engagement to build awareness, run media and analyst relations, pipeline creation, joint marketing with partners and executive engagement.