Gaana appoints Sandeep Lodha as CEO

Vivek Pandey and Ram Awasthi appointed COO and CTO, respectively

Aug 10, 2021 06:47:00 AM | Article | Campaign India Team

Music streaming app Gaana has announced the appointment of Sandeep Lodha as CEO. Lodha moves from Oyo's Weddingz.in where he was CEO. 
 
He replaces Prashan Agarwal who moved on from the company earlier this year. 
 
The company has also appointed former Times Internet executives Vivek Pandey as COO, and Ram Awasthi as CTO. 
 
Gautam Sinha, CEO, Times Internet, said, “The Indian OTT ecosystem is about as exciting, dynamic, and competitive as it has ever been. We have seen an amazing batch of OTT brands develop and flourish over the last few years, and we have seen unprecedented interest from global companies keen to tap into the Indian consumer opportunity. At Gaana, we are equally excited about our next stage of tech-led relationships with users, content producers and advertisers with Gaana. Our new CEO Sandeep’s experience leading hyper-growth brands like Disney and OYO, Vivek's 360-degree product, growth and monetisation experience, and Ram’s strong and visionary leadership in technology make us believe we can achieve the audacious goals we have set for the brand in the coming years.”
 
In a career spanning 22 years, Lodha has also worked with Disney, Bain & Company, and Intel Capital. He had founded Weddingz.in which was acquired by Oyo.