MakeMyTrip on Tuesday announced the appointment of Vipul Prakash as the new chief operating officer (COO) of the online travelling company and of Goibibo. Before joining MakeMyTrip, Prakash worked with PepsiCo where he served as the senior vice president (beverage category for PepsiCo-India), the company said in a statement.
“We are excited to welcome Vipul to our leadership team. His rich experience of two decades at PepsiCo spanning geographies, deep understanding of consumer market and expertise in industry-leading operational practices are truly invaluable. We are confident that his proven track record and extensive experience will extend MakeMyTrip’s upward trajectory,” said MakeMyTrip co-founder and CEO India Rajesh Magow.
In MakeMyTrip, Prakash will be responsible for developing and executing strategic direction and priorities of the company, Magow said.
Speaking about his new role, Prakash said: “MakeMyTrip is an iconic brand that has played a defining role in shaping the online travel space in India. I have been truly impressed with the company’s institutional expertise and relentless focus on serving customers better. I look forward to driving the next phase of innovation and growth through operational excellence.”
“We are confident that his proven track record and extensive experience will extend MakeMyTrip’s upward trajectory,” said Magow.
Prakash joined PepsiCo in 1998 and held various positions in marketing and franchise, both at sector and global levels during his two decades association with the American multinational food, snack, and beverage company, it said.
“Vipul’s rich experience of two decades at PepsiCo spanning geographies, deep understanding of consumer market and expertise in the industry, leading operational practices are truly invaluable,” Magow said.
He was associated with PepsiCo for 20 years. He holds a post-graduate diploma in management from IIM Ahmedabad and a mechanical engineering degree from IIT Delhi, Magow added.
(With PTI inputs)