Ex-Amazon executive Raghu Lakkapragada joins Voonik as COO
In a bid to ramp up the top management in order to transform the company from a startup to a mature organization, Voonik, the online retailer has appointed Raghu Lakkapragada as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. This is the second senior appointment announcement from Voonik within a month after the company appointed the former Finance Head of Myntra as the company CFO. Voonik has also brought in experienced leaders in areas such as Quality Control and Risk management.
Sujayath Ali, CEO & Founder, Voonik.com said, “Since Voonik doesn't do its own fulfilment, our model is similar to the seller-fulfilled business of Amazon India. Raghu built this for Amazon India from the ground up and scaled it to millions of shipments. Armed with this experience, he as Voonik COO will help us take our customer and seller experience to the next level. It also helps that I and Raghu went to B-School together and have known each other for 12 years out of which we worked at the same team at Amazon for 7 years.”
Prior to joining Voonik, Raghu was part of Amazon for 11 years and built the seller-fulfilled business for the India market from the ground up. In his new role as COO in Voonik, he will ensure that the delivery, seller and the customer experience of the company are exceeding the Amazon bar, the company statement said.
Raghu Lakkapragada commented on his new role, “I’m delighted to join Voonik. The company has made its mark in the industry in a very short span of time. I am excited to begin my journey.”