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Walmart's warmth allays Flipkartians' fears over opportunities, road ahead

CEO McMillon addresses employees in town hall meeting as co-founder Sachin Bansal misses meet

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon with Flipkart Co-Founder and CEO Binny Bansal
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon with Flipkart Co-Founder and CEO Binny Bansal

It was the perfect ambience to celebrate the tying of the knot between Flipkart and Walmart. Employees at Flipkart’s swanky new office in Bellandur, an IT corridor in the outskirts of Bengaluru, were charged up to be a part of history in the making. However, one person who was conspicuous by his absence at the Townhall was Sachin Bansal, the man who had founded the company with Binny Bansal almost eleven years ago. In fact, a few of the curious employees even asked why Sachin was missing in action, prompting Walmart President and CEO, Doug McMillon, to step in and ...