Setback to Flipkart as COO Nitin Seth quits

Flipkart‘s chief operating officer Nitin Seth, one of the top-ranking executives at the firm, has put in his papers, according to Et. Seth, who was in charge of logistics unit Ekart besides corporate functions like strategy and human resources (HR) till recently, is leaving the organization citing personal reasons.

Earlier Flipkart CEO Krishnamurthy takes charge of HR at Flipkart.  Nitin Seth was holding the responsibilities of HR operations previously. His resign may be a reaction  Flipkart CEO Krishnamurthy tightening his hand on all company operations

Nitin Seth, who joined the company as chief people officer in March 2016 from Fidelity International, continued to handle HR after he was promoted to chief administrative officer and subsequently chief operating officer. His additional responsibilities include heading Ekart, which is the logistics division of the company, customer experience, strategy-to-execution capabilities and corporate functions.

Nitin Seth’s exit will put the former Tiger Global Management executive in charge of all the key functions of the organization.

Nitin Seth’s exit comes at a time when the Bengaluru-based company is in talks to acquire rival Snapdeal, where it will need to redistribute the over 1,000 employees at the company. Flipkart is also in the process of integrating acquisition of eBay India, making HR a key function for the organization right now.

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