Yahoo has announced the appointment of Gurmit Singh as managing director, Yahoo India. He will report to Yvonne Chang, VP and head - India and South East Asia, Yahoo.
In his last assignment, Singh was CEO, Forbes India at Network 18. He joined Yahoo on 12 February 2014.
On the appointment, Chang said, “Gurmit comes to Yahoo with a strong track record of delivering growth. His understanding of users and advertisers will be a great asset for Yahoo as we bring a number of product innovations to India. Yahoo is a loved brand in India, and we are very happy to have a leader of Gurmit’s caliber leading the team.”
Singh said “An Internet industry pioneer, Yahoo is now at a very exciting point in its journey. It truly reflects the energy and spirit of the world’s largest startup. Working together with an extraordinary team in India and colleagues across the world, I am looking forward to unlocking the full potential of Yahoo products and services in India.”
In a career spanning 20 years, Singh has worked with Sony Music, Hindustan Times, India Today Group, Rajshri Media and Marico Industries in past assignments.