Flipkart has elevated Jeyandran Venugopal as its Chief Product and Technology Officer as part of a reshuffle in its senior management. In his new role, Venugopal will provide strategic leadership to the organization and define the technology vision for the company with a specific focus on building future capabilities across product and engineering.
Venugopal was earlier a Senior Vice-President of Engineering and Product at the online retail firm and has had stints at Amazon Web Services and Yahoo, among others.
“We are strengthening our technology capabilities every day and Jey will play an anchor along with the most talented team that we have. In his new role, he will continue to strengthen the team and tech investments,” said Flipkart Group CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy.
Mr. Krishnamurthy also added “ Venugopal would help implement new technologies at the pace and the scale that will enable us to become an even more agile, future-ready organization. So, that we can bring millions of new customers and sellers on our platform to achieve our vision to democratize e-commerce in India,”
Venugopal is an alumnus of the College of Engineering, Guindy (Anna University) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A seasoned technology and product leader with over a span of two decades, Venugopal held leadership roles in the consumer internet product and tech industry in the US and India. His responsibilities included leading the development of core e-commerce systems, fashion tech for Myntra and Jabong, platforms and digital media technologies for Amazon and Yahoo and heading an entrepreneurial venture in digital healthcare.