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LinkedIn’s Nishant Rao takes over as IAMAI Chairman

Rao takes charge from Google’s Rajan Anandan. Saavn’s Vinodh Bhat has been elected Vice-Chairman

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | May 8, 2015

Nishant-Rao Nishant Rao

Nishant Rao, Country Manager, LinkedIn, is the new Chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). Rao will be taking over from Rajan Anandan, Managing Director, Google India.

Vinodh Bhat, Co-Founder & President, Saavn is the new Vice-Chairman, who will take over his new role from Kirthiga Reddy, Managing Director, Facebook India. Kunal Shah, Founder, FreeCharge has been elected as the new Treasurer.

The new team was announced at the 11th Annual General Meeting, which was held today.

Rao takes over at a time when the industry is going through a growth trajectory with more than 300 million Internet users and more than 200 million mobile Internet users.

He remarked, “This is an exciting phase in growth story of Internet in India. The digital industry is growing steadfastly and with that we now have regulatory and policy issues cropping up. IAMAI has been working persistently towards the growth of the medium and is also working with all stakeholders to create a conducive digital eco-system. It is our vision to work closely with the government, agencies and members to ensure a healthy growth and functioning of the digital eco-system.”

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