Flipkart’s Chief Learning Officer Stefaan van Hooydonk has put in his papers. He will depart from the company by end of June. As Head of Learning, he was responsible for setting up a corporate University, bringing in newer formats of learning through mobile and gamification methods. He joined Flipkart in August 2015.
On contacting Stefaan about his exit, he refused to comment on the development.
This news comes right after Flipkart’s COO Nitin Seth’s resignation this week. Flipkart has been undergoing major reshuffling at the top management. Kalyan Krishnamurthy, the CEO of the company has been entrusted with the responsibilities for Flipkart’s turnaround. Last week, he took over HR functions under his kitty along with Finance.
Van Hooydonk has been credited with setting up Flipschool - an in-house university with programs and curricula that gives Flipsters the luxury of learning at their convenience. Flipskool comprises the Flipkart Way Academy, E-comm Academy, Supply Chain Academy and the Happiness Academy.
In his earlier professional capacity in different companies, Van Hooydonk is credited with setting up and successfully running global learning departments and corporate universities for Nokia, Agfa Healthcare and, for Philips, where he set up nine corporate universities. He had also set up the executive education arm of China Europe International Business School in Shanghai.
Two senior executives along with engineering heads Hari Vasudev and Ashish Agrawal had resigned in late January. The company had already seen three senior leaders quitting in the early part of that month. In December last year, Sharad Agarwal, Vice President and distinguished engineer at Flipkart, heading data strategy, and Raghuram Talluri, Vice President and Head of Customer Experience at Myntra, had left the company.