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Flipkart appoints Lydia Jett, former SoftBank Managing Partner, to Board

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Lydia Jett has joined the board of Flipkart Group, marking a significant move for the e-commerce giant in India’s booming online market. Effective from June 26, 2024, Jett, a seasoned investment executive and former managing partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers, brings over twenty years of experience in investing and advising consumer technology businesses worldwide.

During her time at Softbank Investment Advisors (SBIA), Jett played a crucial role in shaping the global consumer internet and e-commerce sectors, working closely with major platforms worldwide. Her extensive boardroom experience includes roles at NYSE: Coupang, NASDAQ: Ozon, and Fanatics, where she contributed across various committees including Audit, Compensation, and Governance.

Expressing her enthusiasm for joining Flipkart, Jett said, “I am pleased to join the Flipkart Board and look forward to working with the other board members to help the company navigate its next growth phase. The e-commerce market in India is rapidly growing and promises great opportunity for continued innovation and value.”

In welcoming Jett to the board, Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO of Flipkart Group, highlighted her global insights and industry expertise, emphasizing their potential to drive value for customers and foster growth opportunities, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) adapting to the digital economy.

Jett’s appointment underscores Flipkart’s strategic focus on leveraging diverse expertise to strengthen its market position and enhance customer-centric initiatives in a rapidly evolving e-commerce landscape.

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