Komli Media has announced the elevation of Prashant Mehta from chief operating officer to become chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors. Amar Goel, previously chief executive officer and chairman, will continue in his role as chairman of the board. In his new role, Mehta will lead all operational, financial and strategic areas of the business globally. In addition, the company also announced it is opening a new Engineering Center in Bangalore.
Amar Goel, founder and chairman, Komli Media, said, “I have enjoyed working with Prashant over the last two years, and can really think of nothing more exciting than having him take on this new role. His strong leadership skills, industry experience and business acumen have helped Komli Media expand aggressively in the last two years. I am also extremely excited about the launch of our Bangalore center as it confirms our commitment to hiring the best and building the most innovative products for digital media. When I look at our product roadmap, it is really exciting to see the capabilities we are developing and the customer value they can deliver.”
“The company has seen significant acceleration. Furthermore, the opening of our engineering center in Bangalore will only help increase the pace of innovation and scale our offerings to meet growing demands as well as enable us bring greater value to our customers,” added Mehta.
Mehta was appointed as the chief operating officer of Komli Media in December 2008, and was responsible for sales, marketing, business development, and operations. During his tenure, he also led Komli Media’s acquisitions of PostClick (Australia) and Indoor Media (United Kingdom) in 2010. Prior to joining Komli Media, Mehta was the vice president and head of monetization for Yahoo!’s 'Emerging Markets Group' which included India, South East Asia, Middle East & Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Mehta was responsible for sales, business and publisher development, sales operations and advertising platforms across the region.