Ajit Varghese has moved on from ShareChat as its Chief Commercial Officer.
Varghese joined ShareChat in December 2020.
Prior to joining ShareChat, Varghese was the Global President at Wavemaker, a WPP-group global media network.
Announcing the development on LinkedIn, he wrote, “As we near the end of 2022, wanted to share with all of you that I am stepping down from ShareChat as the Chief Commercial Officer. An excellent 2-year stint with immense learning, 7X growth, expanding revenue, marketing and partnership team by 10X, working collaboratively with a great young cross-functional team in content, product and tech vertical, 1000+ advertisers on the platform, the confidence from founders to dream big and play long term, opportunity and patience from clients and agencies to work closely to establish a new ecosystem of being no.1 player in the “short video space” (esp post the TikTok ban in India), leverage space of “language audience” of India and creating a new space of “mass market influencer marketing.”
At ShareChat, his role involved strengthening the platform’s revenue efforts and building a monetisation approach with strategic content partnerships.
An alumnus of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar, and a graduate in Agriculture Engineering from Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Varghese has worked across India, Singapore and London.
With years of leadership positions across media organisations like Wavemaker (WPP), Maxus (WPP), Madison World, Varghese has been recognised as a media leader with a track record of leading rapid growth and gaining market dominance.