In the series of senior-level exits, one more name is listed. Rajiv Mangla, the chief technology officer of online retailer Snapdeal, has resigned from the firm. He will be transiting out of his role by 15 December. Information about his replacement is not disclosed yet.
On the occasion, Rohit Bansal, co-founder of the homegrown e-commerce venture said:
Rajiv has played a key role in devising and implementing multiple technology initiatives at Snapdeal, including helping build Snapdeal Cirrus. His ability to continually align a range of ongoing projects with the evolving business needs of the organisation has been invaluable for Snapdeal
Mangla’s next port of call is also not known.
The CTO’s exit comes two weeks after Anup Vikal resigned from the company. He was Snapdeal’s chief financial officer and general counsel of its parent firm Jasper Infotech Pvt. Ltd. Vikal is expected to join Essar Oil as CFO.
Snapdeal has seen a string of top-level exits soon after its merger talks with Flipkart fell through. Earlier in August, the four-member founding team of Unicommerce Solutions, Snapdeal’s technology solutions division—Ankit Pruthi, Karun Singla, Vibhu Garg and Manish Gupta—quit the firm.
August also saw the company’s vice-president of product Pradeep Desai, vice president of engineering Viraj Chatterjee, and head of IT Gaurav Gupta quit the company. Digvijay Ghosh and Rahul Jain, business heads of FMCG and general merchandise divisions, respectively, had resigned too around the same period.
Mangla, an IIT Bombay alumnus, previously worked at Adobe as senior director of engineering and vice president of engineering, digital marketing, for around 10 years before joining Snapdeal. Prior to that, he had served as vice president at Noida-based IT firm Intersolutions Pvt. Ltd for six years.
Besides high-level exits, Snapdeal has sold its logistics arm Vulcan Express to AllCargo.