Thursday, April 27, 2017

Flipkart appoint Padmini Pagadala as CEO for a day

Ecommerce Flipkart has appointed 34 year old Padmini Pagadala was appointed CEO for a day. Flidpkart did this as a part of the Big10 celebrations to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the company.

CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy said, It was a mutual learning experience today. Padmini who is a part of Ekart had a very different line of questions at the category review meetings we attended today. This is a fantastic opportunity for our talented Flipsters (Flipkart employees) to get a taste of what it means to be the CEO of a large, innovative company like Flipkart. We have a talented pool of people leading high intensity teams, who are helping us disrupt and innovate. Through the Big10 CEO for a day competition, we intend to gain some fresh perspective and insights, as well as make it a fun, engaging initiative for our people.

Also read: Flipkart acquired eBay India and raised $1.4 billion from Tencent, eBay and Microsoft

Padmini Pagadala said, I am CEO for a day and shadowing someone as humble as Kalyan has been a learning experience. My day started with breakfast with Kalyan in the office, during which he gave me a snapshot of what his day looks like. He then introduced me to people he works with, and I took part in meetings, some of which were new to me. Kalyan even asked for my opinion many times during the day.



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