Verizon Media has announced the appointment of Nikhil Rungta as country manager for Verizon Media’s India business. Nikhil will be responsible for the growth of Verizon Media’s business in India. This includes driving the success of the company’s leading consumer brands, advertising products and partnerships in the country. He will also oversee Verizon Media’s Bengaluru center, with teams representing key global operations and mission-critical functions.
Rose Tsou, head of international, Verizon Media, stated, “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.”
Nikhil will report to Rico Chan, co-head APAC, Verizon Media. He will be based in Bengaluru.
On his appointment, Nikhil stated, “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.”
Prior to this, Nikhil has held leadership roles at Google, Intuit, Reliance Jio, Housing.com, and Yatra.com. In a career spanning over two decades, he has successfully scaled businesses, built brands and led high-performance teams, in both turnaround and high-growth situations. In his previous role, he was MD of Intuit India. Rungta comes with strong management experience across consumer internet, technology, and SaaS organizations, which is what Verizon Media will be banking on leveraging as it bets on the next-generation 5G networks for its next phase of growth, amidst the company’s growing wireless competition.
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