Verizon Media has announced the appointment of Nikhil Rungta as country manager. Rungta will manage brands from the Verizon stable which include Yahoo News, HuffPost India, Yahoo Cricket and Yahoo Mail.
He will also oversee Verizon Media’s Bengaluru center and report to Rico Chan, co-head Apac, Verizon Media.
Rose Tsou, head of international, Verizon Media, said, "Nikhil brings a wealth of experience matched by a deep understanding of the digital media and technology space. His leadership, expertise and 360 degree 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."
Rungta said, “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."
In a career spanning 20 years, Rungta has worked with Google, Intuit, Reliance Jio, Housing.com and Yatra.com.