Former Network18 Digital CEO Durga Raghunath joins Zomato as Senior VP

Raghunath will lead the restaurant search app's customer acquisition and retention efforts across the globe

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Former Network18 Digital CEO Durga Raghunath joins Zomato as Senior VP

Former Network18 Digital CEO Durga Raghunath joins Zomato as Senior VP

Raghunath will lead the restaurant search app's customer acquisition and retention efforts across the globe

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | May 13, 2015

Durga Raghunath Durga Raghunath

Durga Raghunath is joining Zomato as Senior Vice-President (SVP) of Growth to lead the restaurant search app's customer acquisition and retention efforts across the globe. Raghunath will also closely work with the founding team at Zomato on key aspects of some of the new businesses which Zomato has already announced it will venture into – online ordering, table reservations, and restaurant POS.

Prior to this, Raghunath was CEO of Network18 Digital, where she was responsible for all their content properties, including Moneycontrol, Burrp!, IBNLive, and Mobile18, in addition to being CEO of Firstpost. She had joined Network18 as VP, Products in 2010, to set up digital newsroom Firstpost from scratch.

Before that, she was with The Wall Street Journal as India Editor (mobile services and new product development). Earlier, she had served as the GM/ Managing Editor of Livemint, the digital presence of HT Media's financial daily, Mint. She has also worked with HarperCollins Publishers in New York across Finance and Marketing planning.

Commenting on Raghunath's appointment, Deepinder Goyal, Founder and CEO, Zomato, said, “There are very few people who have a 360-degree understanding of how to run a business. I am excited to have Durga with us to keep Zomato on its growth trajectory for years to come.”

Raghunath added here, “I have always been impressed by the way

Zomato delivered true product value by getting the details right. Deepinder's comprehensive vision for the future has made me even more certain of Zomato's excellence. I'm very excited to have this opportunity.”

Zomato is a restaurant search and discovery app, providing in-depth information for over 1 million restaurants across 22 countries.

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