Appoints Nitin Kochhar as AVP and Animesh Kumar as Associate Director for Categories
New Delhi, June 19, 2015: ShopClues, India’s first and largest managed marketplace announces hiring of top talent in leadership ranks of its Category division. It has appointed Nitin Kochhar, as AVP – Categories. Nitin will be maintaining and building the strong foothold of various categories on the website including Home and Kitchen, Electronics, Tech Products etc.
Nitin Kochhar, former Senior Director of Business Development at Flipkart has over 10 years of professional experience with verifiable year-after-year success, achieving revenue, profit, and business growth objectives within start-up, turnaround, and rapid-change environments. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a unique ability to build and grow budding businesses, with deep collaboration across multiple cross functional teams.
Nitin holds a BE in Computer Science from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology and an MBA from the prestigious Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi.
On his appointment, Nitin said, “I’m thrilled to be a part of one of India’s fastest growing e-commerce ventures. My goal will be to leverage category exposure in Electronics, FMCG, Baby Care, Books and Office Supplies and apply it at ShopClues. ShopClues is in an exciting phase of growth and expansion and I’m happy to come on board at this crucial stage.”
Another appointment is of Animesh Kumar, who has come on board as Associate Director. Founding Team Member at Fashionara, Animesh has 11+ years of leadership experience in the areas of Brand Management, Buying, Product Management, Retail operation and Merchandising. He has been instrumental in launching several brands, headed profit centres, and been involved in start-ups and turnaround projects at Indus-league, Reliance Trends Ltd., Bharti Wal-Mart and Fashionara.com.
Animesh said, “I’m always looking for new challenges in my career and with ShopClues I have another opportunity to deliver significant results. The marketplace and its differentiated value proposition hold tremendous potential in India. I will be keenly involved in managing category performance including SKU rationalisation, vendor relationships and contract negotiations which form a very vital aspect of any e-commerce business.”
Animesh has a PG-GMT in Apparel and Fashion from National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai and an MBA in Marketing and Strategy from MDI, Gurgaon.
Speaking on the recent hiring, ShopClues, Co-founder and Chief Business Officer, Radhika Aggarwal said, “We are most pleased to have Nitin Kochhar and Animesh Kumar on board. Our broad range of unstructured categories is one of our USPs and therefore this division is very significant for our marketplace model. Nitin and Animesh are best suited to head this division as both have over a decade of relevant experience and have played a pivotal role in turning around the e-commerce businesses they have been a part of. We look forward to the positive impact of their leadership, dynamism and proven abilities in scaling business growth.”
ShopClues is India’s first and the largest managed marketplace with more than 40 million monthly visitors on its website. Founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley , with 1.6cr listed products and over 100000 + merchants, ShopClues aims to provide the best online shopping experience to its customers – starting from the great selection, low price, ease of use, fast delivery, and ending with the best customer service you have ever experienced. ShopClues ships in over 12k cities across India and has thousands of online stores. The company is run by energetic team of over 600 + people and is funded by leading institutional investors, is an Indian subsidiary of Clues Network Inc., a US Corporation and is based out of Gurgaon.