Truecaller has appointed Tejinder Gill as Vice President of Sales & Head of India Operations. In his role, Tejinder will be focusing building monetization strategies, and running the India operations. Previously Kari Krishnamurthy, was handling both the strategic partnership and monetization in India, and will now be transitioned to thea Stockholm headquarter to lead the global brand initiative.
Tejinder joins Truecaller from the core leadership team of LinkedIn in India, which he’s been part of since 2010. He has also been associated with Yahoo India, where he was heading sales at verticals like auto, consumer durables and technology.
“I am excited to lead the India business for Truecaller, not just for the business opportunities but for the sheer experience of working with the brightest minds who are solving the most basic yet significant problem for each one of us. The country is using smartphones to reshape their communication and engage with various communities. It is evident that technology will continue to provide the cadence of what’s most relevant to us and will eventually pave the way for a more open and a connected future. I look forward to strengthening the brand presence in the country and deliver more value to our users and partners by implementing innovative strategies." said Tejinder Gill.
Backed by over a decade of Sales Leadership & General Management experience in the technology sector, Tejinder is passionate about setting up businesses ground-up, cultivating an inspirational culture, building a high performing team and delighting customers with innovative solutions that solve meaningful marketing problems.
Nami Zarringhalam, Co-founder and CSO at Truecaller said, “Truecaller is at a very exciting juncture in its product journey in India and we have grown at a rapid rate. Given our success in the mobile ads, developer and overall product experience, we were looking to accelerate our growth pace in India. Tejinder was a perfect fit for Truecaller, strategically and culturally. He brings extensive multi-faceted expertise which will be of great value to our company in driving the India strategy and providing meaningful solutions for our stakeholders. While Kari has been a key pivot in our very successful journey in India and considering our global ambitions, we would want to utilise his vast expertise to take the brand Truecaller to the next level. I am confident that with Tejinder’s deep industry insights, Truecaller will achieve newer heights of success and recognition in the ever expanding technology industry.”
Through innovative in-app ad sales efforts, Truecaller has recently seen some very encouraging early results with brands liaising with Truecaller to reach the right set of target audiences.