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Flipkart appoints Rishi Vasudev as vice-president for fashion retail

PTI 12 Nov 2014, 14:21:52 PM IST
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Bengaluru: India's largest online retailer Flipkart today announced the addition of two new members to its leadership positions, Vice-President of Fashion (Retail) and Vice-President of HR (Supply-Chain).

Rishi Vasudev joined as the new Vice President — Fashion (Retail), bringing with him over 15 years of experience in the fashion and retail industry with his last stint being the CEO of Calvin Klein India, Flipkart said.

Starting his career with the Aditya Birla Group, Vasudev has worked with companies like Louis Philippe, Arvind Brands — where he led the end-to-end makeover for brands like Arrow, Gant and Izod, it said in a statement.

“Fashion is very strategic to us and we have seen tremendous growth in the category this year. We are continuously expanding our selection and experience for the lifestyle category. To drive this agenda forward, we are very excited to have Rishi joining our team,” said Mukesh Bansal, Head, Fashion, Flipkart.

Parameswaran Balakrishnan has joined the organisation as Vice President — HR for supply chain. His role will involve driving all business partnering, talent acquisition and functional L&D for supply chain at Flipkart, the statement said.

Parameswaran has over two decades of experience working with large organisations like Toyota and Tata Motors.

“These new additions to Flipkart's leadership team show the importance we place on identifying and securing the best talent available. We are quite excited to have Param joining us,” said Mekin Maheshwari, CPO, Flipkart.

Flipkart.com is India's leading e-commerce marketplace offering over 20 million products across 70 plus categories including books, media, consumer electronics and lifestyle.