Tag "appointments"

Myntra hires former Amazon exec Jeyandran Venugopal as new CTO

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In a bid to accelerate its pace of growth, online fashion retailer Myntra has appointed former Amazon executive Jeyandran Venugopal as its new chief technology officer. Jeyandran Venugopal is replacing Ajit Narayanan, who left the company within six months of

Uber hires Harvard Business School professor to address management crisis

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Uber has finally got into damage control mode and has hired Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei as its new SVP of leadership and strategy. The move is aimed at addressing the deteriorating company culture that has been at the receiving

Twitter hires former Bloomberg exec Todd Swidler to run its live video business

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Twitter has hired former Bloomberg video executive Todd Swidler as its global head of Live Business. Swidler is joining the company from ESC Games, an esports gaming company that he joined as CEO last year. Twitter COO Anthony Noto made the announcement

Razorpay appoints ex-MasterCard exec Arif Khan as chief innovation officer

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Online payments platform Razorpay has appointed MasterCard’s Arif Khan as its chief innovation officer. In his new role, Arif Khan will be responsible for managing the innovation process within the organisation and for identifying new business opportunities. He will also work closely with various banking

Apple hires NASA’s AR expert Jeff Norris

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Apple has hired NASA’s AR expert Jeff Norris to boost its own AR efforts, reports Bloomberg. Norris, reportedly joined Apple earlier this year as a senior manager working on the augmented reality team led by Mike Rockwell, who formerly ran Dolby Labs. The

Nitin Kunkolienker to succeed Debjani Ghosh as new MAIT president

NEW DELHI, INDIA: MAIT, the apex body representing India’s IT hardware, training and R&D service sectors today announced the name of Nitin Kunkolienker, Director – (Member on Board) at Synegra EMS will succeed Debjani Ghosh as the new president. Harish Krishnan, Managing Director, Public Affairs & Strategic

Apple hires former YouTube & Spotify exec Shiva Rajaraman

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In a bid to boost its video and music strategy, Apple has hired former YouTube and Spotify executive, Shiva Rajaraman. Citing sources familiar with the matter, The Information reports that Rajaraman will report to Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior VP of internet

Snapdeal’s Jason Kothari takes additional role as FreeCharge CEO

Snapdeal announced the appointment of Jason Kothari as the Chief Executive Officer of FreeCharge and a commitment to invest an additional $20 million in the Company. In addition to taking on the role of the CEO, Jason will continue his

Apple hires iOS expert and security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski

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Leading iOS expert and security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski who has written several books on iOS and was an outspoken supporter of Apple during its battle with the FBI last year is joining Apple’s Security Engineering and Architecture team to work on protecting

Prakash Mallya to succeed Debjani Ghosh as new Intel South Asia MD

Intel’s Managing Director for South Asia, Debjani Ghosh is reportedly leaving in March after her 21 years stint in the company. She has been the Managing Director for Intel in South Asia since 2012. Reports suggest that the leadership change was announced

Ola hires Pranav Tiwari and Sanjay Kharb as VPs of Engineering

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After a spate of high-profile management exits, cab-aggregator Ola is compensating for the losses with two significant appointments, strengthening its core technology leadership. Pranav Tiwari, former CTO of Cellworks as well as an ex-Googler has joined as the Vice President

Pinterest hires Google’s Randy Keller as its head of search

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With renewed focus on its visual discovery tools, Pinterest has made an important hire in the form of Google’s former image search veteran, Randy Keller, who led a team of 40 engineers at Google, according to his LinkedIn page. In

Apple hires Timothy D. Twerdahl to lead Apple TV product marketing

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The Cupertino giant has hired Timothy D. Twerdahl, former head of Amazon’s Fire TV, as Vice President in charge of Apple TV product marketing. Apple confirmed the report to Bloomberg, saying that Twerdahl joined the company earlier this month. With

Uber hires NASA engineer Mark Moore to lead Uber ‘Elevate’

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Uber has hired NASA engineer Mark Moore as the Director of Engineering at Uber Elevate; its flying taxi project that is expected to take off in next few years. Mark Moore, a 30-year veteran of NASA, is the one who

Hugo Barra is joining Facebook after leaving Xiaomi

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Within a week of leaving Xiaomi, Hugo Barra has another big news for the tech world. Barra, a former executive at Alphabet Inc.’s Google and who successfully led Xiaomi’s international efforts is now joining Facebook to oversee the social network’s

Ola appoints former PepsiCo exec Vishal Kaul as new COO

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Cab aggregator, Ola has named former PepsiCo executive, Vishal Kaul, as its chief operating officer (COO) and Pranay Jivrajka will continue to lead key strategic initiatives in a new role as founding partner, the company said. In his new role,

Uber hires former Google search chief Amit Singhal

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Google’s former Senior Vice President of Search and employee number 176, Amit Singhal is joining Uber as its new SVP of engineering. In the role, the engineer who spent 15 years at Google will be heading up the Maps and

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