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E-grocery Giant BigBasket Trusts Purple Quarter for its Tech Leader Search; VP of Engineering Onboarded

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Bespoke CTO Search firm, Purple Quarter is delighted to announce the appointment of Ex-Walmart Techie, Sumit Nigam as the Vice President of Engineering for India’s leading online supermarket, BigBasket, a TATA enterprise

Founded in 2011, with the mission to become one of the top 3 grocery players in the country, both online and offline, BigBasket — a TATA Enterprise, is India’s largest supermarket today. With its presence across 100+ Indian cities, BigBasket aims to transform its existing technology platform and services, and sought Purple Quarter’s expertise in finding the right tech leader with relevant experience.

“With a 30 million user base, Big Basket is undoubtedly reigning in the Indian online grocery domain. We appreciate the trust placed in us for their highly crucial Tech Leadership Search. Every requirement that we undertake is based on our core understanding of the company needs that is effectively matched with a leader’s aspirations and growth to find the perfect unison. We are happy to have located Sumit for BigBasket’s growing tech capabilities. Wishing great accomplishments for both,” said Roopa Kumar Founder & CEO, Purple Quarter.

Rakshit Daga, CPTO, BigBasket commented on the appointment, “We are immensely pleased with Purple Quarter’s understanding of our mandate and the team’s collective efforts in finding the best fitment for the role. Sumit will be a great addition to our team. I am confident that Sumit’s vast experience will be invaluable in reinforcing our innovative culture and strengthening our tech roadmap.”

An NIT Calicut alumnus, Sumit was the erstwhile Senior Director of Engineering at Walmart Global Tech India. With 24+ years of expertise in the software industry, the accomplished tech leader is hands-on in building data engineering pipelines, architecture, and distributed systems along with nurturing technical talent & pioneering the finest engineering solutions. In his previous stints, Sumit was associated with notable companies such as Informatica, Dell EMC, and Verisign Inc, defining product roadmaps, involved in ideation and strategy, and designing low latency, high volume systems and data intensive applications.

Commenting on his appointment, Sumit shared, “Firstly, thank you Purple Quarter for facilitating this incredible opportunity at BigBasket. The team’s expert guidance was instrumental throughout the process. It’s an exciting time to be a part of BigBasket’s vision to advance into one of the leading grocery players and I look forward to effectively contributing to the tech org and addressing current challenges.”

Purple Quarters’ unmatched tech network, extensive talent pool, and comprehensive end-to-end search process have been instrumental in securing multiple key tech heads for the likes of Licious, PharmEasy, Upstox, Urban Company, Vedantu, Acko, Pratilipi, Rupeek and more.

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