Ecom Express, a leading logistics solutions provider to e-commerce industry, announces the appointment of Girish Lakshman, former Vice President of Worldwide Strategy and Technology for Amazon.com, and Rajiv Kapoor, Chief People Officer at Fortis Healthcare, as independent non-executive Directors to its Board. Their addition as Directors and board members will support Ecom Express as it embarks on its next phase of growth and continues to build on its portfolio of offerings to e-commerce industry.
Girish Lakshman is a 17-year veteran in the e-commerce logistics industry. During 1999-2015, he held a variety of roles at Amazon.com in the areas of transportation, technology, logistics and operational excellence. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Amazon’s worldwide transportation strategy, technology and customer returns. He is currently the President for the Fulfilment division at Sears Holdings Corporation, USA.
Rajiv Kapoor brings around 30 years of experience in inducting, motivating and engaging front-line employee force. Across a variety of HR & Legal leadership roles dealing with diverse employee force, he brings significant skills and expertise around building human resource capabilities across leading global organisations such as DCM, Goodyear, JCB, and more recently at Fortis by helping assemble a strong pool of talent as also instilling an integral sense of purpose, pride and belongingness within the organisations.
TA Krishnan, Chief Executive Officer, Ecom Express said, “We have grown rapidly to become a leading player in the e-commerce logistics space in less than three years. Since the investment by Warburg Pincus in 2015, we have considerably expanded our network, invested in technology and infrastructure, and significantly strengthened our management team. We are delighted to have Girish and Rajiv join the Board, and look forward to benefitting from their exemplary leadership and vast experience in e-commerce logistics and talent management as we move towards the next key phase of expansion and growth.”
Girish Lakshman, the newly appointed Board member said, “I believe that the creation of a third-party e-commerce logistics ecosystem is going to be critical to drive the adoption of e-commerce in India. I have been impressed with Ecom Express’s senior management team, their understanding of Indian logistics, and the position Ecom Express has created in the industry in a relatively short time span. I look forward to supporting them as they accelerate growth and seek to establish Ecom Express as an industry leader over the next few years.”
Rajiv Kapoor, the newly appointed Board member said, “Ecom Express is a service provider operating in a fast growing and dynamic business environment, and the quality of the people and culture will be key to success. I am pleased to join the Board and look forward to working with a passionate set of founders to further build the company’s human capital and manage its growth and performance.”
Ecom Express, headquartered in Delhi, was founded in 2012 by a team of four professionals; T.A. Krishnan, Sanjeev Saxena, Manju Dhawan and K. Satyanarayana, each with several decades of experience in the Indian logistics and distribution industry. The company currently services 8,000 pin-codes through 800 delivery centers and 14,000 employees in 700 cities, to deliver 1.5 to 2 lakhs shipments a day. The company continues to focus on expanding its network, with plans to cover the entire country in a phased manner over the next 2-3 years. More recently, as the company deepens its network, it has started to deliver shipments across all pin-codes in a select set of states. Earlier, in June 2015, Ecom Express announced an investment commitment of up to Rs 850 Crore by an affiliate of Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, to support company’s further growth and expansion.