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2015-03-05

Flipkart ropes in former Google, Motorola executive Punit Soni as chief product officer

Soni will lead the product definition and innovation charter for Flipkart consumer products, marketplace and transaction platform.

India's leading e-tailer Flipkart has announced Punit Soni, a Google product management executive and former vice president of product management at Motorola, as its new chief product officer.

Soni will lead the product definition and innovation charter for Flipkart consumer products, marketplace and transaction platform. In this role, he will be driving product strategy, design and product marketing functions.

Mukesh Bansal, Head, Flipkart Commerce Platform, said, “The next stage of Flipkart is here. As we build a leading-edge technology company, we are pleased to welcome Punit to Bangalore to lead our product-related initiatives. His deep experience in launching successful tech-related products and extensive relationships in the US and abroad will help Flipkart stay on the cutting edge.”

Sachin Bansal, co-founder and Flipkart Group CEO, added, “Punit will help accelerate our innovation agenda in building products that consumers love.”

Soni said, “India is the next centre of tech innovation and growth globally, and I am excited to participate by moving to Bangalore for Flipkart. The next world-class technology company will come out of India, and it will be Flipkart.”

As a senior product leader at Google and Motorola in Mountain View, California, Soni was involved in the development of some of the world’s most revolutionary products including Google News, Google Books, Google Plus, Google Mobile and a suite of Motorola devices including Moto X, Moto G and Moto E.
 

Image courtesy: New York Times

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