Flipkart has hired Hindustan Unilever’s General Manager Vikas Gupta as Head of Marketing, media reports said. Gupta will report to Anil Goteti, a senior VP at Flipkart.
The reports quoted Rajneesh Kumar, Flipkart’s Group Chief Corporate Affairs Officer comment on Gupta’s hiring, “Vikas is joining Flipkart after a long, successful stint in Unilever where he has worked in multiple countries and in various functions. He is relocating from Indonesia.”
Gupta confirmed it via his LinkedIn post. He wrote, “I joined this great company in 1998. Over the last 20 years, it has been my home, my school, my playground, my family and my office. Not only did I get the opportunity to work on some of the biggest and most diverse challenges across multiple functions and product categories, I also got to experience living in five different countries cross three continents. Deep gratitude for everything I experienced, lived and learnt and most of all the wonderful friends I made in this time. Everything I am today, I owe to this beautiful place we call Unilever and the most talented, caring people that make it so. They say you can take a man out of Unilever but never take out Unilever from the man, so I leave with Unilever beating in my heart, always wishing for its success. New adventures beckon, new challenges await. So long Unilever. Farewell for now, till we meet again!”
Gupta had been associated with Unilever Indonesia as General Manager at the Home Care Division and VP for Digital Transformation. He had joined the FMCG major as a sales and customer development manager in March 1999 and had worked on various job roles in past 20 years. An alumnus of Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, he had completed his BE, Mechanical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering in ’96.