2019 Speakers

Shalaka Kathapurkar, Director, eCommerce Retail at Walmart.com

Shalaka Kathapurkar

Director, eCommerce Retail at Walmart.com, Walmart

Shalaka Kathapurkar is a seasoned business executive and P&L owner with strong eCommerce & omni-channel experience building and scaling businesses. She has a broad background in Category Management, Product Marketing, Digital Site Merchandising, Strategy, Product Management,  Engineering and Operations experience. In her current role at Walmart.com, she is responsible for end-to-end general management for Personal Care categories & driving the business in an Omnichannel enviroment. She does this by defining business vision, GTM & category management strategy, vendor management, site merchandising, and supply chain needs. Shalaka is passionate about building and leading teams to solve business problems with a customer-centric focus in an analytical and collaborative manner, leading by example.  

Prior to Walmart, Shalaka has extensive experience at eBay in Operation, Product Management and Product Marketing roles. She started her career in Consulting at CapGemini. She has a Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Michgan State University and lives in San Jose, California.