FSN E-Commerce Ventures, the parent entity of beauty ecommerce platform Nykaa, has appointed Rajesh Uppalapati as their new chief technology officer (CTO).
An accomplished technology leader with over two decades of experience building world-class products, platforms and services for large-scale organisations as well as start-ups; Uppalapati joins Nykaa after a successful stint at Intuit, as vice president of product engineering.
“As Nykaa continues to push the boundaries of meaningful and secure technology-led consumer engagement, Rajesh’s expertise in this area is poised to support the company's vision to innovate at scale,” the company said in a statement.
In his past roles, he has led large teams, defined the organisation’s technological priorities and designed winning strategies to achieve these goals. Uppalapati has spent nearly 20 years at Amazon in various roles and geographies, elevating key consumer-centric experiences. He drove Amazon’s efforts to make their platforms fast and light to engage an ever-growing e-commerce consumer base in India, delivering both online and offline integration of services.
One of his successes has been building the Amazon rewards platform with an uncompromising focus on information security which has enabled trusted engagement with several payment partners and merchants on the platform.
“Rajesh is entering Nykaa with decades of experience in delivering world class products and platforms. This comes at an exciting time in our business where we are extending our offerings across multiple business verticals and platforms. We continue to prioritise elevating consumer experience, product discovery and hyper-personalisation. I look forward to the role Rajesh will play in accelerating our tech enabled innovations and furthering our growth momentum powered by disruptive technology,” said Falguni Nayar, founder and CEO, Nykaa.
"I am thrilled to join Nykaa to help accelerate the company's effort towards building platforms offering superior security, accessibility and personalisation that engage with their millions-strong consumer base for the long-term. I look forward to leveraging my knowledge of making platforms and products more efficient and embracing the most relevant external technology trends to create a more immersive shopping experience for Nykaa’s shoppers,” added Uppalapati.