The new appointments will be effective from April 1, 2016
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | March 17, 2016
Times Internet has elevated its CEO, Satyan Gajwani, as Managing Director, while Gautam Sinha will replace him as CEO. Sinha was till now COO. Vineet Jain, MD of Bennett, Coleman & Company, will continue to serve as Chairman of Times Internet. The new appointments will be effective from April 1, 2016.
As a technologist and business leader, Sinha has more than 28 years of global experience in technology companies, and will bring his capabilities in execution to the new role. He has been with Times Internet for over eight years, having served as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer, prior to his new role. Before Times Internet, he was a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and executive, building digital businesses and creating significant value for shareholders.
“Times Internet is the largest digital products business in India, and operating across 30+ business segments with speed and effectiveness requires executional excellence,” said Gajwani. "Having worked with Gautam closely for many years, I have great confidence in his understanding and capabilities with digital businesses. Most importantly, Gautam has helped shape Times Internet’s culture, and he and I continue to believe that our roles are simply to enable and empower great business teams to execute as effectively as possible."
On his new role, Sinha said, "Digital news, entertainment, classifieds and commerce are rapidly shaping the Indian consumer's habits, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to spearhead an industry leader, with over 150 million highly engaged monthly users. Leading such a diverse portfolio in today's dynamic environment is a mammoth task. Satyan has done a fantastic job creating a solid cultural foundation, vision and team, and I'm excited to continue to work alongside him to deliver world class products and experiences.”