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Kraftly ropes in Amazon’s Akshay Ghulati as Chief Business Officer

23-February-2016
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Kraftly ropes in Amazon’s Akshay Ghulati as Chief Business Officer

O2O mobile marketplace- Kraftly has announced the appointment of its Chief Business Officer, Akshay Ghulati. Prior to this, he was the Head of Trade-In at Amazon, UK and previously worked in different roles in Amazon’s retail and marketplace businesses. He has also worked with SMILE Group where he was overseeing various portfolio companies. Before his shift to digital commerce, he worked as a management consultant with The Parthenon Group and A.T. Kearney.

Ghulati’s domain spans across areas such as business growth, category leadership, product management and operations. Post his dual concentration at Wharton School, he was elected as the Member of South Asian Business Association, Real Estate Club and Venture Capital and Private Equity Club during his tenure at Harvard Business School.

Speaking on having Ghulati join Kraftly, Saahil Goel, Co-Founder and CEO, Kraftly said, “We are excited to welcome Akshay to Kraftly. With his expertise in accelerating business growth and managing strategic products, he will help us in scaling the Kraftly business and identifying new areas for expansion. He is a great addition to the team and we look forward to working with him to grow our platform.”

On his appointment Ghulati elaborated, “This is an exciting space in Indian e-commerce and I look forward to working with the dynamic team at Kraftly. Our focus on enabling digital commerce for offline sellers will help them benefit from the growth of online retail in India. Digital commerce is continually evolving at a rapid pace and Kraftly is creating a unique marketplace for customers buy new and exciting products. I look forward to being a part of this journey with the team.”

He further added, “We plan to focus on building Kraftly to be customer experience (CX) centric keeping contribution margins in mind. I see Kraftly extending revenue streams in future, disrupting the ecommerce space by having a distinct business model.” 

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