Digital products company Times Internet has announced the elevation of Puneet Gupt as its COO.
Gupt has been associated with the Times Group for over 10 years and since 2011, he has been head of Times Internet’s diverse news business. Under his leadership, the company has been able to launch products like eTimes, GadgetsNow and NewsPoint to address emerging opportunities. Gupt has played a critical role in Times Internet’s News business registering a 6.5X growth.
Announcing Gupt’s elevation, Gautam Sinha, CEO, Times Internet, said, “Puneet has been an invaluable asset to Times Internet. He is audacious, customer-obsessed and has rich experience in starting, growing and scaling up digital businesses. Puneet will be working closely with me to drive our ambitious growth agenda. He will lead our efforts in making Times Internet the go-to digital destination for every Indian’s information, entertainment and transaction needs.”
Gupt added, “Times Internet is a company that dares you to think big, and empowers you to make your dreams a reality. I look forward to amplify our growth by identifying and building category defining digital products that become the benchmark in quality and value proposition for our customers.”
This year Times Internet has partnered with Tencent to invest in Gaana, acquired and re-launched a video OTT platform MX Play, as well as launched gaming platforms like BaaziNow and CricPlay. The company’s dining out platform, Dineout, acquired restaurant management software firm Torqus last month.
With 40+ digital products, Times Internet reaches 400+ million people every month.