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Tata Neu Sees Departure of Two Senior Executives: Chief Software Architect and Chief Information Security Officer

Tata Digital, the e-commerce arm of Tata Sons, is witnessing the departure of two senior executives from its e-commerce superapp, Tata Neu.

Pavan Podila, the Chief Software Architect, and Samir Aksekar, the Chief Information Security Officer, are both set to leave the company in the coming weeks, according to a report by Moneycontrol.

While their future career moves are yet to be disclosed, Tata Digital stated, “We do not offer comments on individual employees who decide to move on in pursuit of their personal ambitions, professional challenges, or other reasons.”

Pavan Podila, as per his LinkedIn profile, joined the company in 2021, previously serving as the Senior Director of Technology at Publicis Sapient. He also held positions at Labs49, Bloomberg, and other tech-focused organizations.

Samir Aksekar, also with the company since 2021, is responsible for developing Tata Neu’s information security infrastructure. His prior experience includes roles at major global firms such as JPMorgan India, JPMorgan Singapore, and IBM in cybersecurity and various other tech-related roles.

This development adds to the list of senior management departures from Tata Digital. In October 2023, Rajiv Subramanian, who led Tata Neu’s travel division, stepped down. Over the past year, the company has witnessed exits from other senior executives, including Prateek Mehta and Sharath Bulusu. This prompted a reshuffling of leadership positions, with Mukul Saxena, formerly of Mobikwik, taking on the role of Chief Strategy and Business Officer.

In addition, Gopal Asthana, the Chief Business Officer of Nykaa, was appointed as the CEO of Tata CLiQ last year.

Despite these changes, the reasons behind the series of leadership resignations at Tata Neu remain undisclosed. Meanwhile, reports suggest that the Tata Group is planning to invest $1 billion in its super app venture, Tata Neu.

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