SKF India has appointed Manish Bhatnagar as Managing Director of the company for a period of five years with effect from August 16. The company’s board, which met on Tuesday, also accepted the resignation of Carl Orstadius as Managing Director and Director of the company from August 16. Bhatnagar’s rich experience in firms such as Danaher Corporation, Underwriters Laboratories Inc and General Electric will be an asset for SKF, Rakesh Makhija, CMD, said in a statement. Shares of SKF India ended down 0.26 per cent at ₹1,723.15 on the NSE, and flat at ₹1,719 on the BSE.
Online food delivery start-up Swiggy (Bundl Technologies Pvt. Ltd), on Monday announced an addition to its leadership team with the appointment of ex Procter & Gamble (P&G) executive Vivek Sunder as its first chief operating officer.
According to the company’s statement, Sunder will be responsible for Swiggy’s operating units and effective immediately, Sunder will be in-charge of developing and executing Swiggy’s strategic direction and priorities.
Network18 has appointed Rahul Kansal as Brand Advisor for the Group.
Kansal joins Network18 from Future Consumer Ltd. Prior to that, at Times Group, he was the force behind campaigns like ‘Aman ki Asha’, ‘Teach India’ and ‘Lead India’ among others. Many of these initiatives have received widespread acclaim, including India’s first-ever Grand Prix at Cannes. In his new role, Kansal will mentor the array of brands within the network and develop innovative properties to strengthen their positioning and connect with the consumers. He will report to Rahul Joshi, CEO – News and Group Editor-in-Chief of Network18.
Infogain, a leading provider of technology solutions and services, has appointed Ayan Mukerji as President and Chief Operating Officer, responsible for Sales, Solutions and Operations. Reporting to CEO Sunil Bhatia, he will support and execute on Infogain’s vision of becoming a new age digital engineering services leader and its motto to “Engineer Business Outcomes” for its customers.
Amazon India has elevated its chief financial officer Raghava Rao to the rank of vice-president, a development that comes amidst India unit’s move towards more fiscal prudence as its operations here mature.
Rao took over as vice-president, finance, since March, according to his LinkedIn profile. Amazon confirmed that Rao has recently been promoted. “There is no change of role — he continues to lead the finance function for Amazon India,” a company spokesperson said.
Bengaluru-based fraud analytics solution provider TrustCheckr has raised $100,000 (Rs 65 lakh) in angel money from a city-based conglomerate and two high net-worth individuals.
The fresh capital will be used for hiring, marketing and product development, TrustCheckr co-founder Adhip Ramesh told TechCircle.
TrustCheckr, which was founded in March 2017 by IIM-Lucknow graduate Ramesh and IIM-Calcutta alumnus Praveen Raj, enables businesses to identify fraud, fake or bot profiles using image processing and artificial intelligence.
For Meena Ganesh, entrepreneurship was nowhere in radar in her early academic years. It was all about being a professor and taking up research. But fate, it seems, had a different proposition for her.
Today, Ganesh (54) is counted amongst India’s foremost business leaders and most successful entrepreneurs. She has carved a name for herself as the MD and CEO of Portea Medical, a venture she set up in 2013.
Mrinalini Mirchandani is among the handful of women who have crossed gender barriers to reach a top rung in a consulting and audit firm. She has shattered the glass ceiling in an industry in which women occupy less than 18 per cent of the top management positions.
Mirchandani, who is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta is now Partner, McKinsey & Company. Her career graph encompasses consulting, investment banking and headhunting, all through which she has demonstrated a special passion for healthcare.
Procter & Gamble said Madhusudan Gopalan, the head of its Indonesian business will replace Al Rajwani as its India MD. The change is effective April 1, the maker of Olay skin cream and Tide detergent said Wednesday in a statement.
Gopalan, an IIM, Calcutta alumnus, started his career at P&G India in 1999 in the sales function. The 42-year old has also worked in the Cincinnati headquarters with the P&G-Walmart business team and later as the head of market, strategy and planning in India.
Prof. Anindya Ghose (PGP, 1998-33rd batch), Heinz Riehl Chair Professor of Business and the Director of the Masters of Science in Business Analytics program at NYU Stern, and the Author of TAP: Unlocking the Mobile Economy, by Anindya Ghose (The MIT Press) has won awards in two categories for this business book.
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