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Former MD of Fidelity, Nitin Seth joins Flipkart as Chief People Officer

Nitin Seth has joined Flipkart, India’s largest online marketplace, as its Chief People Officer.

In his new role, Seth will lead the human resource function and partner with the leadership team to build an organization for the future that is versatile and adaptable and bring about a distinctive culture that will fuel business performance, a company release said on Wednesday. Seth will report to Binny Bansal, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Flipkart.

Nitin Seth, Chief People Officer, Flipkart Courtesy: Flipkart

Nitin Seth, Chief People Officer, Flipkart
Courtesy: Flipkart

Seth comes with over two decades of experience in various organizations.  Prior to joining Flipkart, he was the managing director and country head of Fidelity International in India, where he was responsible for the company’s offshore operations in India and Tunisia.

Prior to Fidelity, Seth worked with McKinsey as director. That apart, Seth has also dabbled in entrepreneurship by setting up ActiveKarma Ventures, a technology solutions company, whose primary focus was to leverage the Internet to offer innovative health and lifestyle solutions.

Commenting on Seth's appointment, Binny Bansal, CEO of Flipkart said, “Nitin brings with him a unique mix of cross sectoral experience, deep understanding of business, entrepreneurial DNA and a long track record of building and nurturing winning teams.

"I am confident that Nitin will play a key role in enabling the team at Flipkart to fulfill our long-term mission of transforming commerce  in India through technology," Bansal said.

Seth said he was excited to be part of organization that is ‘using technology to transform how a billion customers shop online and creating a massive impact in the country’.

Seth chairs the NASSCOM Regional council for Haryana, where he worked for the development of the start-up ecosystem, and the creation of a forward-looking IT Policy for the state and infrastructure improvements in Gurgaon, the release said.

Seth set up and chaired for over three years the NASSCOM forum for Global In-house Centers (GICs) for North India and has led a industry-wide initiative to develop the vision and strategic roadmap for GICs. Presently, Seth is the Chairperson of the National GIC Council and is part of the NASSCOM Executive Council.


Updated Date: Feb 17, 2016 15:08 PM

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