The management is said to be in discussions with top headhunting firms to fill senior that have been vacant for a while, , including that of chief technology officer (CTO) and chief product officer (CPO).
Punit Soni who was CPO left in 2016. In November last year, Flipkart had moved its chief of tech, Ravi Garikipati, to what it called the fin-tech department. Since then the tech team has been reporting to Krishnamurthy.
Several executives of the firm had moved out when Krishnamurthy became CEO, and he had taken on some of those roles. Over the next two weeks, some expect Krishnamurthy to meet with some of the leading head hunters. A Flipkart spokesperson said there were no such plans. A source said some HR solutions partners have reached out on their own o Flipkart after the recent developments.
Source: The Times of India