India’s largest online retailer Flipkart today announced the entry of Dropbox’s Vice-President Aditya Agarwal in its board of directors as an independent member. Vice-President of Engineering at Dropbox, Agarwal oversees the different engineering teams, including new product development, infrastructure, platform and operations. Also Read - Flipkart Big Saving Days 2021 sale: Top deals on mobile phones to look at
Aditya came to Dropbox via the acquisition of Cove, a company he co-founded that was focused on improving group collaboration and communication, Flipkart said in a statement. Also Read - Flipkart Big Saving Days sale begins for Plus members: Check out top deals on smartphones
Commenting on the appointment, Sachin Bansal, Co-founder and Chief Executive officer of Flipkart said, “Aditya is one of the best technology minds in the Silicon Valley today. With Facebook, Cove and now Dropbox, he is associated with building and driving some of the most innovative technology product companies in the world.” Also Read - Infinix Smart 5A launched in India with a competitive introductory price: Details here
He said Agarwal’s experience and expertise will be invaluable in helping Flipkart continue to build a world-class technology company out of India. “Technology drives some of the biggest innovations in this world. I’m very excited to join Flipkart, which is building technology that can change the retail landscape of a country as complex as India. It’s an opportunity that has massive potential.” Agarwal said.