Google India has announced the appointment Sanjay Gupta as country manager, VP - sales and operations. Gupta moves from Star and Disney India where he was also country manager.
He replaces Rajan Anandan who moved to Sequoia Capital earlier this year. Gupta will assume his role at Google early next year.
Scott Beaumont, president, Google Apac, said, “Our ongoing engagement in India is a source of pride for both our Googlers in India but also around the world. Our Indian operation is important and strategic for its own sake but also for the innovation which then feeds breakthroughs elsewhere in Google. We are delighted to have Sanjay join us. We are excited to combine his expertise, experience and leadership with our teams and build further on our existing efforts in this highly dynamic, competitive and exciting digital economy, looking to build a more helpful and inclusive Internet for everyone in India.”
Gupta said, “I am delighted to take on the challenge of leading and shaping Google’s charter in India. It is an exciting opportunity to leverage the power of technology to solve some of India’s unique challenges and make Internet an engine of economic growth for people and communities. I am happy to join the passionate teams across Google and look forward to contributing to India’s digital journey as it becomes an innovation hub for the world.”
Gupta has also worked with Hindustan Unilever and Bharti Airtel.
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