Reinforcing its technology expertise, the e-commerce giant Flipkart has couched two new members onto its senior leadership team – Ravi Krishnaswamy as VP of Engineering for Infrastructure and Sharat Singh as VP of Engineering for Content.
Ravi Krishnaswamy carries a hefty two decade doyen in designing and developing enterprise & cloud scale platforms as well as in leading teams through technical, engineering and management excellence. As VP of Engineering for Infrastructure, he will focus on strengthening operations across IAAS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PAAS (Platform as a Service) and for understanding and address the current challenges pertaining to organization design & bandwidth.
Commenting on the appointment, Peeyush Ranjan, CTO and Head of engineering, Flipkart said, “Ravi’s expertise in this field and valuable know-how will certainly be an asset to the technology team at Flipkart. His many achievements in the previous organizations have made us confident that we will deeply benefit from his expansive technical and management expertise.”
After completing his post-graduation from University of Illinois, Ravi joined Microsoft and led the Azure team in building Microsoft’s next generation of cutting edge cloud OS platform.
In the newly assumed role as VP of Engineering for Content, Sharat Singh will lead the CMS Engineering team which includes CMS Data Management, Quality, Content Relevance, Development and Creation. He will drive technical strategy for content to transform user experience and shape how customers purchase products on the Flipkart app.
Sharat joins Flipkart from MakeMyTrip where he was the Chief Technology Officer – international & platforms. In this role, he was responsible for developing and executing on global technology strategy and planning ongoing technology innovations for MakeMyTrip.
“Sharat makes an invaluable addition to the deep bench of executive talents at Flipkart. He brings with him an exceptional and strong operational capability with previous stints across leading organizations. Sharat with this kind of rich experience will definitely paint a strong vision for the content division at Flipkart,” added Peeyush.