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Pearl Uppal quits Smile Group
Pearl Uppal quits Smile Group
By: iMedia News Bureau

Its official, Pearl Uppal has quit the Smile Group. This comes close after Gaurav Kachru left the group. It may be recalled that Gaurav Kachru had a change of role before he quit Dealsandyou.com as its CEO.

Pearl Uppal was the Co-Founder and CEO of FashionAndYou.com, the fashion e-commerce website started in early 2010 when she partnered with Harish Bahl, the Founder & CEO of Smile Group.

In a press release, Smile Group reportedly said, Pearl Uppal will continue as Co-founder and will remain actively involved in a strategic capacity to build Fashionandyou.com 

Mr. Harish Bahl, CEO Smile Group commenting on the development said,FashionAndYou.com has seen a huge growth in last two years and Pearl Uppal has played a critical role in building this brand.  We see this development as a part of growth phase for both - the company and Pearl. As FashionAndYou.com will continue to focus on becoming India’s leading brand in online fashion and luxury e-commerce space, Pearl is looking to expand her professional horizons and will be exploring new challenges and opportunities in life as an entrepreneur. We, at Smile Group, wish her all the very best for her future endeavors”

Under Pearl’s leadership, the company has seen tremendous growth and has reached an operating scale and maturity that would provide a great starting point for the next CEO to take off and build the next phase of growth. To ensure smooth operating transition for the incoming CEO, Pearl will continue to actively run the CEO's chair, with support from Harish Bahl, for the next few months. 

Ms. Pearl Uppal, Co-founder & CEO FashionAndYou.com said, “My journey as the Co-founder & CEO of Fashionandyou.com has been very fulfilling and enriching. It has been very satisfying to start a company grounds up and build it into the leading online fashion retailer. What I have treasured the most is working with a super talented team, which made FashionAndYou.com the force that it is today. I now look forward to taking up new challenges that will expand my entrepreneurial horizons. As a Co-founder, I will continue to remain strategically involved with the company post my transition from the CEO’s role. Smile group provided an effective incubation platform and a healthy eco-system, which helped me in developing FashionAndYou.com as one of the leading player in the fashion e-commerce space. I wish the group continued success in its endeavors”

To ensure smooth operating transition for the incoming CEO, Pearl will continue to actively run the CEO's chair, with support from Harish Bahl, for the next few months. 

During this transition phase, Mr. Harish Bahl will be actively involved in the operations of FashionAndYou.com. The company will be announcing the name of the successor shortly, who will take up the mantle of moving the company to its next phase of growth.

It is widely believed that Pearl Uppal will be starting her new venture in a few days.