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TCS top boss appointed Tata Sons chairman, CFO Rajesh Gopinathan will succeed him

Tata Sons has named 54-year old CEO and managing director of TCS, N Chandrasekaran as its new chairman. He will take charge from February 21, 2017. The decision to appoint Chandrasekaran was taken at a meeting of Tata Sons board today

Snapdeal ropes in Housing CEO Jason Kothari as chief strategy & investment officer

Snapdeal has announced the appointment of Housing.com’s CEO Jason Kothari as its Chief Strategy & Investment Officer. He will work alongside co-founders, Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal, in this key leadership role and will be joining Snapdeal on January 16,

As Kalyan Krishnamurthy takes charge, 3 top Flipkart execs call it quits

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Barely a day after Tiger Global’s Kalyan Krishnamurthy was appointed as the new CEO of India’s largest online marketplace, Flipkart, its three top-level executives reportedly have called it quits. Citing a company executive in the know of the things, Economic

Larry Paulson appointed as vice president and president of Qualcomm India

Qualcomm Incorporated has appointed Larry Paulson as vice president and president of Qualcomm India. He was Vice President Product Management- Qualcomm Device Reference Designs (QRD) at Qualcomm prior to this. In his new role, he will provide leadership and drive business growth

Former Tiger Global exec Kalyan Krishnamurthy is the new CEO of Flipkart

In a rapid string of events Former Tiger Global executive Kalyan Krishnamurthy is the new Flipkart CEO. While, Binny Bansal, who took over chief executive exactly one year ago, now moves to the role of Group CEO. This being a

Karan Bajwa succeeds Vanitha Narayanan as new IBM India MD

BANGALORE, INDIA: IBM today announced the appointment of Karan Bajwa as Managing Director of IBM India, succeeding Vanitha Narayanan who has moved to the Chairman’s role of IBM India now. Karan will be responsible for all strategic and operational matters

Airtel Payments Bank names Dhiraj Sharda as Chief Digital Officer

MUMBAI, INDIA: Airtel Payments Bank has appointed Dhiraj Sharda as its Chief Digital Officer. In his new role, Dhiraj will be responsible for product development, digital delivery and development of digital marketing platforms for Airtel Payments Bank. He will also

Rajan Anandan joins Capillary Technologies’ board

Google’s Vice President – South-East Asia & India, Rajan Anandan has joined the board of the omni-channel engagement and commerce product company, Capillary Technologies. Rajan is one of its early investors and advisor of the company. An experienced professional in digital, mobile and software

BMC Software appoints Polycom’s Peter Leav as new president and CEO

PUNE, INDIA: BMC Software announced Peter Leav’s appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer. Leav succeeds Bob Beauchamp, who continues to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors and will play a key role going forward. Leav joins BMC from Polycom,

Damon Xi to head the UCWeb business in India

BANGALORE, INDIA: UCWeb, an Alibaba Mobile Business Group Company has appointed Damon Xi as the General Manager for UCWeb India. This move puts Damon in charge of the strategic alliance and business development for the company in India. Damon was earlier in Tencent

After Microsoft and Google, Pulkit Trivedi to build Facebook’s relationships with clients in India

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Google India’s former Head of Industry (e-commerce), Pulkit Trivedi has been appointed by Facebook as Director for e-commerce, retail, travel and financial services verticals. In his new role, he will lead building and maintaining of strategic relationships with clients in

Unity hires Uber’s machine learning head to add to its AI prowess

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Just after a year as Uber’s head of machine learning, Dr. Danny Lange is now joining game engine startup Unity to head its AI and machine learning divisions. Before Uber, he had also worked at Amazon — on Amazon’s internal

Paytm brings Goldman Sachs’ chairman Mark Schwartz on board

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In a bid to add some more experience and insights into its online payment business, Paytm has added vice chairman of the Goldman Sachs group and chairman of Goldman Sachs in Asia-Pacific, Mark Schwartz to the company board. “He (Schwartz)

Lyft hires two new executives to take on Uber

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In a bid to take on rival Uber, ride-hailing company, Lyft has announced the hiring of two new executives to its top management. In an official statement, San Francisco-based Lyft announced that it has brought in Raj Kapoor as the

HCL appoints C Vijay Kumar as new CEO, to acquire Butler America Aerospace

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HCL Technologies has announced the appointment of C Vijay Kumar as the new President and Chief Executive Officer taking over from Anant Kumar who is transitioning to pursue personal interests. The IT services major has also entered into an agreement

Tata Cliq appoints Vikas Purohit as COO

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Tata Group’s business arm, Tata Cliq, has hired an experienced player to lead the commercial and seller management function. Vikas Purohit, the former head of Amazon’s fashion vertical and Paytm executive has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at

Hyperloop One raises $50mn, appoints former Uber CFO Brent Callinicos

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Los Angeles-based Hyperloop Technologies better known for its futuristic transportation system has raised $50 million in convertible-debt financing in a round led by DP World Group of Dubai. The company also announced hiring of Uber Technologies Inc.’s former chief financial

Cyanogen appoints former COO Lior Tal as the CEO, adopts new MOD approach

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Cyanogen, which was recently in news for laying off 20 percent of its workforce has appointed the former COO Lior Tal as new CEO, while the co-founder and CEO Kirt McMaster will be shifting to an “Executive Chairman” role. Cyanogen,

Mukesh Bansal joins Swiggy & Rivigo as strategic advisor

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Myntra founder, Mukesh Bansal has joined food-delivery startup Swiggy and logistics firm Rivigo as a strategic advisor on the company’s board. Bansal, who sold Myntra to Flipkart in one of the biggest e-commerce acquisitions in 2014, held a key leadership

Uber poaches senior Target executive to lead global operations

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Uber Technologies Inc has poached US retailer Target’s chief marketing officer Jeff Jones to help lead the growing ride-services company and reshape its image. Jones will be joining the San-Francisco, California-based ride-sharing company as a deputy to the Chief Executive