Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy on road ahead for Jabong, Myntra

Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy. Photo: Bloomberg

Over the past few weeks and months, massive changes have taken place at Flipkart, most notably the exit of Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal. Since Bansal’s exit, Flipkart’s current chief executive Kalyan Krishnamurthy is the undisputed leader at the online retailer, with Myntra and Jabong now reporting into him. In a wide-ranging interview with Mint, Krishnamurthy talked about a variety of issues, including Flipkart’s growth plans for the next few years, the recent round of headlines surrounding changes at Myntra and whether Flipkart plans to get new strategic investors on board. Edited excerpts:

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