Flipkart, the e-commerce major, has roped in Vikas Gupta from consumer goods’ giant Unilever as the head of its marketing department.
Confirming this to ET, Rajneesh Kumar, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Flipkart said, “Vikas is joining us after a long, successful stint in Uniliver where he has worked in multiple countries and in various functions. He is relocating from Indonesia.”
Flipkart was acquired by the world’s biggest retailer Walmart Inc. for more than US $ 16 billion in May last year, valuing it at US $ 22 billion.
Vikas will report to Anil Goteti who is the senior VP at Flipkart.
He has been associated with Unilever for over 20 years and was the General Manager at the home care division and VP for digital transformation.
Vikas had joined Unilever as Sales and Customer Development Manager in 1998 and has worked across general management, P&L leadership roles, global marketing and sales and distribution.