The clear demarcation of roles between founding members Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal of Flipkart was only expected and it was just a matter of time before they exchanged roles or took on different mantles, say analysts who have been tracking the growth of the home-grown e-commerce giant.
Founders have to change roles as the business grows. Flipkart is echoing that need with the change in roles. A start-up needs different individuals at various stages of its growth, says Sanchit Gogia, Chief Futurist, Founder and CEO, Greyhound Knowledge Group. The one who is in charge of strategising the business at the initial stages takes the company to one level, and then another kind of chief or head is required to operationally run the business on a daily basis.