Former Google Director-Product Management joins Flipkart as Sr. Vice President

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The renowned ecommerce giant, Flipkart has appointed Surojit Chatterjee, former Google product management director, as senior vice president and head of consumer experience and growth. In his role, Surojit will be responsible for all consumer experience across desktop and mobile, and will report to Punit Soni, chief product officer, Chatterjee will leave Mountain View for Bengaluru this month.

Chatterjee’s latest role at Silicon Valley’s Google office was heading the mobile search advertising and AdSense for Search (AFS). He was a founding member of Google’s mobile search ads and helped make mobile search ads a growth engine for Google, developing it into a multi-billion dollar business. Previously, he led payment products for Google in the Asia-Pacific and mobile products for Google India. Prior to Google, Chatterjee worked as a senior product manager at Symantec Corporation and senior engineer at Oracle and IBM.

“Millions of people in India are connecting to the internet for the first time every month thanks to mobile technology – a transformation that is revolutionizing Indian society. I’m incredibly excited to join Flipkart to help shape India’s bright future,” said Chatterjee.

Chatterjee holds a BS in Computer Science from IIT Kharagpur, an MS in Computer Science from SUNY Buffalo and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. He has 33 granted US patents to his name.

Mukesh Bansal, head, commerce platform, Flipkart said, “Surojit’s experience helping build and scale a multi-billion dollar business from scratch, deep knowledge of product management, global ecommerce and tremendous expertise in mobile advertising will help Flipkart. He will be part of the leadership team and help innovate and improve all the ways we serve our customers.”

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