April 26, 2017
TataCLiQ.com strengthens leadership ahead of its first anniversary
Mumbai: TataCLiQ.com, Tata group’s multi-brand ‘phygital’ e-commerce player, today announced key leadership appointments. Sauvik Banerjjee joins the leadership team as chief technology officer, Kishore Mardikar as chief of brand marketing and institutional sales and Behram Sabawala as chief financial officer (CFO). TataCLiQ.com has witnessed a multi-fold growth since its launch in May 2016 and 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 launch, TataCLiQ.com has seen multi-fold growth and has been partnering with several retail organisations 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 brand and forward the experience to our consumers,” said Ashutosh Pandey, CEO, Tata CLiQ.com.
Mr Banerjjee joins Tata Industries as vice president, digital initiatives, and has been deputed to Tata CLiQ as 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, Mr 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, Mr 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 of brand marketing and institutional sales, Mr Mardikar will spearhead the marketing and customer retention initiatives at TataCLiQ.com, and will also build the institutional sales set up. A TAS manager of the year 2000, Mr Mardikar brings with him experience in areas of marketing, sales and operations across sectors such as telecom, hospitality and airlines. He started his career with Tata Technologies and held key positions at Tata Teleservices and Roots Corporation (Ginger). Prior to joining TataCLiQ.com, he served as the vice president, marketing, at Tata SIA Airlines (Vistara), where he played a key role in the launch of the Vistara brand and building its frequent flyer programme – Club Vistara. Mr Mardikar holds a post graduate diploma in industrial management from National Institute of Industrial Engineering.
Mr Sabawala joins Tata CLiQ.com as CFO. Behram is a chartered accountant with more than three decades of 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 the chief of corporate finance at Tata International. He then moved within the Tata group to Voltas, where he was senior 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 CFO. Prior to joining TataCLiQ.com, Mr Sabawala served as CFO for Tata International’s Johannesburg-based distribution vertical at Tata Africa.
The leadership team of TataCLiQ.com also includes Vikas Purohit, COO, and Reuben Pandian, head, omni channel, who is spearheading the phygital effort for the company.
Mr Banerjjee, Mr Mardikar and Mr Sabawala will be based out of TataCLiQ.com’s office in Mumbai.