Pulugurtha was senior vice president – the oldest role after a CXO – of the Swiggy business, where he oversaw the food delivery business of the SoftBank-backed startup. He joined the company in 2019 as a national business head, according to his Linkedin profile.
At Tata Digital, Pulugurtha is expected to have a larger role for now, spread across fashion and other categories on the company’s Neu app, the aforementioned source added.
Emails sent to Swiggy and Tata Digital on Wednesday afternoon were not immediately answered.
After Swiggy’s former COO Vivek Sunder left in July 2021, Pulugurtha played a key role in overseeing the company’s food delivery business. He was responsible for managing the upper line and the economy of the unit, sources aware of the matter added.
Prior to Swiggy, Pulugurtha spent over 12 years at Procter & Gamble.
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