Amazon's Amandeep Lohan Appointed as Appario Retail's MD & CEO
Amandeep Lohan, a category leader at Amazon India, has been appointed as the Managing Director of Appario Retail for a period of five years effective August 2.
The move comes after Amazon’s announcement that it would cease from May next year its Cloudtail joint venture with NR Narayana Murthy’s Catamaran, amid increased regulatory scrutiny.
Appario Retail, Amazon’s joint venture with the Patni Group, will exist for now.
Lohan has also been designated as CEO of the seller firm, according to sources.
Lohan’s appointment comes at a time when Amazon is facing regulatory pressure from multiple areas and Appario’s fate hangs in the balance.
Earlier, Lohan was the Head of Amazon Launchpad in India.
Appario Retail, which sells goods across segments such as smartphones, electronics, and other items, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Frontizo Business Services, the JV unit of Amazon, and the Patni Group.