Flipkart names Smriti Singh as its Chief Human Resources Officer

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E-commerce company Flipkart has appointed Smriti Singh as its new Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Reportedly, the position of CHRO was vacant for the past 18 months.

Flipkart appoints new Chief Human Resources OfficerAccording to the sources, Singh is expected to take charge of her new position at Flipkart in December. She will be working closely with Kalyan Krishnamurthy, Chief Executive Officer, Flipkart. Prior to Singh’s appointment, Nitin Seth, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Flipkart was taking care of the Human Resource (HR) function. After his exit from the firm, Krishnamurthy stepped into the role and took the additional charge of HR.

Singh’s appointment has been done at a time when Flipkart is undergoing massive change at the organisational and subsidiaries level. After Walmart’s acquisition, Mynta and Jabong are going to get merged and several senior level executives are now looking for new job opportunities.

Industry sources suggest that Myntra-Jabong’s  CEO Ananth Narayanan is planning to resign.  As per the reports, Myntra-Jabong’s chief financial officer Dipanjan Roy has also resigned. The company is passing through major turbulent times and report suggest Jabong is expected to lay off 40-50 percent of its 400 people strong workforce in Gurugram as part of a restructuring at Flipkart.

Prior to joining Flipkart, Singh was associated with Sony Pictures Network India as a Vice-President and HR Head. She began her career with Xerox. She had earlier worked with Genpact and NBC Universal. And GE Healthcare, Asia Pacific. Smriti holds an MBA from IMI, New Delhi and has a B.A in Psychology (Hons) from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi, India.

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