Based in Bangalore, Nikhil Rungta will be responsible for driving the success of Verizon Media’s consumer brands, advertising products and partnerships in India.
Verizon Media, home to consumer brands like Yahoo News, HuffPost India, Yahoo Cricket and Yahoo Mail, today announced the appointment of Nikhil Rungta as Country Manager for Verizon Media’s India business.
As Country Manager, Nikhil will be responsible for the growth of Verizon Media’s business in India. This includes driving the success of the company’s leading consumer brands, advertising products and partnerships in the country. He will also oversee Verizon Media’s Bangalore centre, with teams representing key global operations and mission critical functions. Nikhil will report to Rico Chan, Co-Head APAC, Verizon Media.
A seasoned leader with strong management experience across consumer internet, technology and SaaS organizations, Nikhil has held leadership roles at Google, Intuit, Reliance Jio, Housing.com and Yatra.com. In a career spanning over 20 years, Nikhil has successfully scaled businesses, built brands and led high-performance teams, in both turnaround and high-growth situations. In his previous role, he was MD of Intuit India.
“Nikhil brings a wealth of experience matched by a deep understanding of the digital media and technology space. His leadership, expertise and 360degree view of the business make him an invaluable addition to the leadership team, as we chart the next phase of growth for our business in India,” says Rose Tsou, Head of International, Verizon Media.
“There’s a compelling opportunity unfolding at Verizon Media. Being at the forefront of the next tech revolution with 5G, with unparalleled scale, and an exciting portfolio of brands and products, Verizon Media is reimagining consumer and advertising experiences. I couldn’t be more excited to join the talented team here, as we bring new possibilities to Indian audiences, touching the lives of the next-generation of internet users in India,” says Nikhil Rungta, VP and Country Manager, India, Verizon Media.