Flipkart has rejigged its top management, handing over more responsibility to Mukesh Bansal, the founder of fashion portal Myntra which was acquired by India’s largest online retailer earlier this year. The reshuffle will also result in a higher profile for Ankit Nagori, the marketplace head who will also now oversee general merchandise and book-retailing, the business Flipkart began life with.
The moves are part of a larger organizational rehaul, according to two people with direct knowledge of the process.
In one of the first moves Mukesh Bansal, who was so far heading fashion, will also head marketing. His role has also expanded and he will take care of additional categories like computers and consumer electronics. Ankit Nagori, senior vice president in-charge of Flipkart’s marketplace operations, will have additional responsibility over books and general merchandise. As reported by ET on October 17, the marketplace team is also being expanded and restructured as the number of merchants on the platform grows.