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IPO-bound Swiggy appoints Suparna Mitra as an independent director


Swiggy has announced the appointment of Suparna Mitra as an independent director to its board. The move comes at a time when the Prosus-backed foodtech company is readying itself for public listing.

Mitra, who was the CEO of Titan Company Limited’s Watches and Wearables Division, brings over 30 years of experience in lifestyle and retail.

Mitra has joined Swiggy’s distinguished list of independent directors that includes Anand Kripalu, MD & Global CEO at EPL Limited and Chairperson of the Swiggy board, Shailesh Haribhakti, chairman of Shailesh Haribhakti & Associates, and Sahil Barua, MD and CEO at Delhivery.

Swiggy has seen a few key executives’ departures at the management of late.

Some of the notable executives who have left the firm since April last year are Karan Arora (VP and head of supply chain management), Nishad Kenkre (VP and head of revenue and growth at Instamart), Ashish Lingamneni (VP and head of brand and product marketing), Dale Vaz, chief technology officer, and senior VP Karthik Gurumurthy.

Meanwhile, it has also announced new appointments such as Ashwath Swaminathan as its chief growth & marketing officer and Anirban Roy and Dipak Krishnamani as VP of Growth and VP of Swiggy Mall, respectively.

As mentioned above, the foodtech firm is in the process to file its IPO papers soon.

According to Entrackr‘s exclusive report, Swiggy booked Rs 5,476 crore in revenue from operations during the first three quarters of financial year FY23. The company recorded $200 million (approximately Rs 1,600 crore) loss for the nine months.

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