News Roundup: Change of Guard for Flipkart’s Mekin Maheshwari ; Rel Comm Names Bill Barney as Rel Globalcom CEO

In Technology by Lakshmi Sivadas

Change of Guard for Flipkart’s Digital Media Head

Flipkart’s HR department has a new chief. The head of digital media and payments, Mekin Maheshwari, has now been appointed the head of HR at the company according to a report.

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Mekin who used to head Flipkart’s payment gateway service PayZippy and eBooks took over as Chief People Officer (CPO) in December says the report in the Economic Times.

According to the report Mekin feels that managing people will be crucial for the company to meet the sales target of Rs 6,200 crore by 2015.

This is definitely an interesting development at Flipkart that had coincidentally also hired about 118 graduates from IITs last month.

Bill Barney Named CEO of Rel Globalcom

Reliance Globalcom, a division of Reliance Communications has appointed William Barney as CEO of its offshore businesses – FLAG, Yipes and Vanco.

According to the company, the former CEO of telecommunication provider Pacnet is said to take charge of office immediately. He is set to operate out of Hong Kong and Mumbai.

Barney is a telecom industry veteran with  nearly ten years of experience serving as CEO of Pacnet and also the Asia Pacific President and CEO of MCI Worldcom that is currently a subsidiary of Verizon Communications.