TataCLiQ.com, Tata group’s multi-brand phygital e-commerce player on Wednesday announced key leadership appointments. Sauvik Banerjjee joins the leadership team as the Chief Technology Officer, Kishore Mardikar as Chief – Brand Marketing and Institutional Sales, and Behram Sabawala as the Chief Financial Officer. TataCLiQ.com is looking to foray into newer categories and expanding its brand portfolio.
“We are pleased to have Sauvik, Kishore, and Behram on board with us at an exciting stage of our journey. Since its launch, TataCLiQ.com has seen multi-fold growth and has been partnering with several retail organizations in our phygital evolution. I am sure that with their collective knowledge and expertise, we can build on this momentum further and deliver on our value of an authentic and brand forward experience to our consumers,” said Ashutosh Pandey, CEO, TataCLiQ.com.
Banerjjee joins Tata Industries as Vice President – Digital Initiatives, and has been deputed to Tata CLiQ as the Chief Technology Officer. He will focus on strengthening the technology backbone of the company for superior customer experience. A tech evangelist and entrepreneur by heart, Banerjjee has built two successful start-ups and is on the board of advisors for several companies and start-ups alike. He has been responsible for disruptive innovation ideas in technology and omni-channel commerce that have earned him the distinction and title of being one of the only six people (the only person of Indian origin) in the world to have worked on all global omni-channel platforms. Prior to joining TataCLiQ.com, Banerjjee was the Chief of Technology for SAP Global’s omni-channel and digital vertical and was responsible for developing the architecture of TataCLiQ.com and Reliance Jio. He holds a Doctorate from University of Sunderland and Durham University.
As Chief – Brand Marketing and Institutional Sales, Mardikar will spearhead the marketing and customer retention initiatives at TataCLiQ.com, and will also build the institutional sales setup. A TAS Manager of year 2000, he brings experience in the areas of Marketing, Sales and Operations across sectors such as Telecom, Hospitality, and Airlines. Mardikar started his career with Tata Technologies and held key positions at Tata Teleservices and Roots Corporation Ltd (Ginger). Prior to joining TataCLiQ.com, he served as the Vice President, Marketing at TATA SIA Airlines Limited (Vistara) where he played key role in the launch of Vistara brand and also building its Frequent Flyer program – Club Vistara. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Management from National Institute of Industrial Engineering.
Behram Sabawala joins Tata CLiQ.com as the Chief Financial Officer. Sabawala is a Chartered Accountant with more than three decades' experience across areas such as Audit, Banking, Treasury, Finance and Accountancy both in India and overseas, most recently in Africa. He joined the Tata Group in January 2002 as Chief – Corporate Finance at Tata International. He then moved within the Tata Group to Voltas, where he was Sr. General Manager Finance and CFO – Products. He also worked with Drive India Enterprise Solutions (DIESL), which operates in the supply chain management/logistics space, as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to joining TataCLiQ.com, Sabawala served as the CFO for Tata International’s Distribution vertical at Tata Africa, based in Johannesburg.
The leadership team of TataCLiQ.com also includes Vikas Purohit, who is the Chief Operating Officer, and Reuben Pandian, Head- Omni Channel, who is spearheading the phygital effort for the company.
Banerjjee, Mardikar, and Sabawala will be based out of the TataCLiQ.com office in Mumbai.