In what can be considered as a major recognition for India’s largest e-commerce portal, Flipkart has hired Yahoo’s Eric Lange as its VP of product management – consumer service experiences. Lange, who was a VP at Yahoo and headed its publisher and analytics division, joins the recent hiring of other senior executives from the Silicon Valley at Flipkart. Also Read - Flipkart Big Saving Days sale from Aug 6 to Aug 10: Details hereAlso Read - Micromax Airfunk 1, Airfunk 1 Pro starting at Rs 1,299 launched in India
Flipkart recently hired Googlers Peeyush Ranjan and Punit Soni as its head of engineering and chief product officer respectively. Both Ranjan and Soni shifted to Flipkart’s headquarters in Bangalore. Lange will also work from the Bangalore headquarter starting from August. Coincidentally, Lange too spent seven years at Google from June 2005 to June 2012 as a group product manager at its ads and commerce division. Also Read - Happy International Friendship Day 2021: Best tech gifts under Rs 2,000
I am excited to once again join an industry-leading company that values innovation and consumer experience and am looking forward to redefining what the world expects from customer service, said Lange about joining Flipkart. My passion and experience is a perfect match for Flipkart s customer-centric approach.
We are very excited to welcome Eric to the Flipkart team. His deep and varied expertise will be tremendously useful in helping us connect even more closely with our growing customer base. Flipkart has become a magnet for global tech talent because we offer an unrivalled opportunity to help build a world-class product and engineering company that is at the vanguard of transformational change in one of the largest and most exciting markets on the globe, Soni said in a press release announcing the hiring.
Flipkart is not the only Indian e-commerce player to attract global talent. Its rival, Snapdeal, recently hired former Yahoo executive Anand Chandrasekaran as its chief product officer. With the Indian e-commerce industry growing and investors pouring billions, we should get used to hearing about more such high profile hirings.