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Nykaa CEO, Falguni Nayar takes Charge of Marketing After Losing 6 Top Executives

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Nykaa’s Beauty and Fashion Ecommerce Giant Sees Nykaa CEO Falguni Nayar Taking Charge of Marketing Following the Departure of Six Executives, including the Marketing Head, Reports Say.

According to a recent report from the news agency Reuters on August 2, Nykaa, the Indian cosmetics-to-fashion retailer, has experienced a wave of notable executive resignations, with a total of six key departures since April. These resignations occur amid the intensifying competition in the fast-growing sector.

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What Is Nykaa And why Falguni Nayar Takes Charge of Marketing

Nykaa is an Indian e-commerce platform that primarily focuses on beauty and cosmetic products. It was founded in 2012 by Falguni Nayar and has since grown into one of the leading beauty and fashion retail destinations in India.

Nykaa offers a wide range of beauty and personal care products, including makeup, skincare, haircare, fragrances, and wellness products from various national and international brands. Over the years, Nykaa has expanded its offerings to include fashion, accessories, and other lifestyle products.

The company’s online platform has gained popularity due to its extensive product selection, regular discounts, and seamless shopping experience. Nykaa has also ventured into the offline retail space with physical stores in several cities across India.

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Falguni Nayakr Taking Charge of Marketing of Nykaa

Falguni Nayar, the founder and CEO of Nykaa, has taken charge of the marketing department due to a series of key exits, including the departure of Chief Marketing Officer, Shalini Raghavan. The departure of key executives prompted Falguni Nayar to assume direct oversight of the crucial marketing function. The company spokesperson stated that over the last year, Nykaa has strengthened its marketing leadership across various areas like performance marketing, customer lifecycle management, and content charters.

Nykaa CEO, Falguni Nayar takes Charge of Marketing After Losing 6 Top Executives

The decision for Falguni Nayar to personally guide the marketing function is due to the criticality of marketing to Nykaa’s operations. Though the company did not provide specific reasons for the executives’ departures, it mentioned that leadership roles are being augmented to align with strategic realignment, cost rationalization, and the growing complexity of the business.

How Many Departures Have Happened At Nykaa?

Management changes at Nykaa have occurred after five top executives stepped down from the company earlier this year. These departures included:

  1. Manoj Gandhi, Chief Commercial Operations Officer.
  2. Gopal Asthana, Chief Business Officer of Nykaa Fashion.
  3. Vikas Gupta, Chief Executive of Wholesale Business.
  4. Shuchi Pandya, Vice President of Nykaa Fashion’s Owned Brands Business.
  5. Lalit Pruthi, Vice President of Finance in the Fashion Unit.

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Additionally, other notable departures include:

  1. Kingshuk Basu, Senior Vice President for Retail.
  2. Sumant Kasliwal, Senior Vice President in the Fashion Unit.
  3. Sachin Kataria, Vice President of the E-commerce Business.
  4. Shantanu Prakash, Vice President for Marketing and Communications.
  5. Aditya Sandhu, from the Business-to-Business Sales Unit.

What Are The New Appointments In Nykaa?

  1. Falguni Nayar will assume direct oversight of the marketing efforts of Nykaa.
  2. Shailendra Singh: He was appointed as the Head of Business for Physical Retail – Beauty in June.
  3. New Leader for Nykaa Fashion: The company hired a new leader to drive the next phase of growth for Nykaa Fashion’s owned western-wear brands. However, the specific name of this new leader was not mentioned in the provided information.

What Company Has To Say About This ?

Nykaa CEO, Falguni Nayar takes Charge of Marketing After Losing 6 Top Executives

“We’re excited to bring a strategic leader in Rozita Nouruzi as the CEO of Nysaa, our omni-channel beauty business in partnership with the Apparel Group in the GCC. She brings extensive experience in specialty beauty retail, having headed Sephora in the KSA and will report directly to the board of the joint venture, having assumed her role on 21 June. We have also hired a new leader to drive the next phase of growth for Nykaa Fashion’s owned western-wear brands,” the company said.


In conclusion, Nykaa, one of India’s leading beauty and fashion retail giants, has recently witnessed significant changes in its leadership team. The company has experienced a few key departures, including the departure of Chief Marketing Officer, Shalini Raghavan. In response to this development, Nykaa’s visionary founder and CEO, Falguni Nayar, has stepped in to take direct control of the marketing function.

As Nykaa continues to expand its business both in terms of dimensions and geographic reach, it is adapting its leadership roles to accommodate the growing complexities and strategic realignments necessary for sustained success. The company recognizes the need for a clear and focused vision to navigate the challenges and capitalize on the abundant opportunities in the competitive beauty and fashion industry.

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