Flipkart, India’s biggest online marketplace is on full swing, proved as best seller in Indian market by giving its best in product availability and on-time delivery in recent brand war among its rivals, the company is taking every chance to become the duke of online shopping industry. The latest news here is that it said it hired Google executive Surojit Chatterjee to head consumer experience across desktop and mobile. The company announced that Surojit will join the company as senior vice president and head of consumer experience and growth. In May, Flipkart’s Chief Financial Officer Sanjay Baweja had told that it would remain private for the next three years at least, nixing speculation that it would launch this year an IPO that some bankers had expected to raise a record $5 billion.
Chatterjee spent the last eight and a half years at Google, where most recently he was the global head of Mobile Search Advertising and AdSense for Search. He was a founding member of Google’s mobile search ads team and helped make mobile search ads a growth engine for Google, developing it into a multi-billion dollar business. Previously he led payment products for Google in the Asia Pacific and mobile products for Google India. Prior to Google, Chatterjee worked as a senior product manager at Symantec Corporation and senior engineer at Oracle and IBM.
Chatterjee’s move to Flipkart underscores the company’s position as a global leader in technology innovation and destination for the world’s top technology executives.
Speaking on the occasion, Mukesh Bansal, Head of Commerce Platform, Flipkart said, “Flipkart is delighted to welcome Surojit to the organization. His experience helping build and scale a multi-billion dollar business from scratch, his deep knowledge of product management and global e-commerce, and his tremendous expertise in mobile advertising will help Flipkart continue to deliver ever-greater customer experiences even as we rapidly expand. He will be part of the leadership team and help innovate and improve all the ways we serve our customers.”
“Every month, millions of people in India are connecting to the internet for the first time thanks to mobile technology – a transformation that is revolutionizing Indian society. Flipkart is a world-class technology company leading this change, and I’m incredibly excited to join them to help shape India’s bright future,” said Surojit Chatterjee.