Quora has appointed Gurmit Singh as General Manager, India. He will look after revenue growth in India and work closely to monitor the smooth functioning of businesses on Quora.
Singh was the Vice-President and Managing Director of Yahoo India and later founded Dauwau and Edpurple.
He will report to Arnie Gullov-Singh, Chief Revenue Officer of Quora. Gullov-Singh said, “I’m delighted to welcome Gurmit to Quora as I’ve worked with him in the past and have always been impressed with his leadership abilities and strong track record of delivering growth. His experience and understanding of marketers’ needs will be a great asset to Quora as we continue to strengthen our presence in India.”
Quora is a leading knowledge sharing platform and India is one of the fastest growing markets with over 70 million monthly unique visitors in English. Quora is available in Hindi, Bengali, Marathi and Tamil and will soon launch in Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam and Telugu.
Several Indian brands, including State Bank of India, Flipkart, Dell, Samsung, IBM Developer and UpGrad, have succeeded in reaching their audience on Quora across a variety of verticals.
In the next few months, Gurmit will help open Quora’s first office in India as he builds a team to support businesses in the India market.
Singh started his career as Brand and Sales position at Marico Limited and moved to Sony Music Entertainment as a Regional Manager. He became the Business Head of India Today Group and worked there for six years before heading the Mumbai edition of Hindustan Times. He then took over Forbes India as CEO and worked for three years.
Singh completed his graduation in Engineering from Osmania University and MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi.