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Bharati Balakrishnan joins Shopify India as Country Head and Director

Balakrishnan joins from Future Group India where she was the Senior Vice-President, Digital Commerce

Bharati Balakrishnan

Shopify India has appointed Bharati Balakrishnan as the Country Head and Director.

“Super excited to share that I just started at Shopify as Country Head, India. Shopify is a company I have admired for a very long time, and whose mission I relate to, and care about deeply. We are just getting started in India. I can’t wait to work with our partner and developer eco-system, to help businesses of all sizes and types build their own stores online, and make commerce better for everyone!” Balakrishnan wrote on LinkedIn.

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Previously, she was with Future Group India for more than two years as the Senior Vice-President, Digital Commerce. She was instrumental in setting up and leading the end to end P&L management of the Group's omnichannel and digital commerce businesses across multiple formats, channels and categories, including Big Bazaar, EasyDay, Brand Factory and others.

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Before this, she worked with the execution team at Paytm Mall post the investment from Alibaba Group and worked there for over a year and a half as the Vice-President and Head of Categories. Prior to this, she was the Senior Director at Alibaba Group Full-time for two years as part of the India strategy team with a nuanced understanding of the China eCommerce market.

Balakrishnan started her career in 2006 as a Senior Consultant with Bain & Company and then went on joining HSBC as the Manager, Group M&A. She was then appointed as the Head, Operations and Service Delivery at Healthspring - Family Health Experts. After four years of stint, she then became the Chief Business Officer at LocalOye.

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Balakrishnan completed her B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani and MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

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