Flipkart ropes in McKinsey’s Saikiran Krishnamurthy as COO

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Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce company has appointed  Saikiran Krishnamurthy as the COO. Saikiran will be looking at all day to day activities at Flipkart except logistics.

Flipkart was established in 2007 by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal. Flipkart co-founders are currently involved with strategy and logistics businesses and Mukesh Bansal is known to be heading the day-to-day operations at the firm.  Saikiran Krishnamurthy will be reporting to Mukesh Bansal. While Sachin Bansal is looking after new initiatives and strategy, Binny Bansal is heading supply chain and logistics.

Mukesh Bansal, who got into the firm after Flipkart acquired Myntra, a venture co-founded by him, last year, was made head of marketing and is reportedly CEO of the day-to-day operations.

Saikiran Krishnamurthy was the director in McKinsey’s Mumbai office and the leader of their Chemicals and Agriculture Practice in India. Saikiran also led the Operations Practice and McKinsey Implementation in India. He is an Engineer and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.

Flipkart is owned by a Singapore based holding company and is headquartered at Bangalore, Karnataka. Flipkart has launched its own product range under the name “DigiFlip” with products including tablets, USBs, and laptop bags. Flipkart also has its own range of personal healthcare and home appliances under the brand “Citron” and apparels under the brand “Flippd”.

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