eBay India Country Manager Ambareesh Murty has announced that he is stepping down from the post to pursue his entrepreneurial ambitions. Taking over from him is 36-year old Muralikrishnan B, who was earlier Senior Director – Marketing and Product at eBay India.
In a written statement, Murty said, “I know eBay India is in good hands with Murali. He is an excellent leader who has been with eBay since 2005 and over the last six years has led key functions at eBay like Product, Category Management & Marketing. His many achievements include driving a local product development model, which significantly enhanced and localised eBay India’s user experience as well as building the eBay India brand. He is passionate about eCommerce, eBay and our community and the right person to lead eBay India into the future.”
Murali is responsible for leading the eBay business in India, the Philippines and Malaysia, and is an active evangelist of e-commerce’s transformational potential for both Indian online shoppers and entrepreneurs. He has been with eBay since 2005 and has held a variety of roles in the company.
He said, “The future of e-commerce is bright and eBay will be on the forefront of it. My team and I are committed to providing a consistently better experience for our community. Our community has always been our most vocal supporter and our strongest critic. I’ve always loved the passion our community has for eBay and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your feedback and support in all these years. I look forward to meeting your high expectations from eBay. I have no doubt that with the support of our community eBay India will continue to be India’s leading online shopping destination.”
In the course of his career, Murali has worked with Asian Paints, where he had managed Sales & Administration in various rural markets. Transitioning into the New Economy in 2000, he played a significant role in starting up India’s largest cybercafé chain, Sify Iways, at Sify Corp, and later led Product Management for Sify’s Consumer business.