Flipkart is again in news but this time it is not about the Snapdeal merger. Flipkart, homegrown e-commerce giant in going through a setback as it’s one of the top ranking executives, Nitin Seth has put in his papers. Serving as Flipkart chief operating officer, Seth was in charge of logistics unit Ekart besides corporate functions like strategy and human resources (HR).

Nitin’s exit will put CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy in charge of all the key functions of the organisation which will further tighten the grip the former Tiger Global Management executive.

Prior joining Flipkart, Nitin worked as the MD and country head for Fidelity Internationa. Before that he led McKinsey’s global knowledge center in India for 8 years.

Nitin joined in February 2016 as chief people officer. In middle of 2016, he was first elevated to Chief Administrative Officer, putting him in charge of strategy and corporate functions. Nitin was finally given the title of COO in January, when Krishnamaurthy took over as Flipkart CEO from Binny Bansal, who took over as group CEO. Nitin was reporting to Krishnamurthy.

Nitin’s additional responsibilities include heading Ekart and customer experience, besides existing responsibilities.

Flipkart is also now separately looking to hire an HR head, but it is not clear if it will hire a new head for Ekart.

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