Former Twitter India head Rishi Jaitly has joined Times Global Partners, the US based business division of Times Internet as CEO. Jaitly had quit the social networking platform Twitter early this month after spending four years. As the CEO of Times Global Partners Jaitly will be responsible for managing various strategic partnership Times Internet has inked with companies including Uber, Airbnb, Coursera, Vice, Huffington Post, apart from Willow TV. Times Internet acquired US based cricket broadcaster Willow TV in March this year.
Satyan Gajwani, vice-chairman, Times Internet, said, “With Times’resources and Rishi’s global perspective, capabilities and proven ability to lead, we are well positioned to enable the success of global companies in India and scale our business by orders of magnitude.”
“My mission has always been to harness the power of technology and media to ensure we fully realize the untapped potential of people, communities and markets. Joining as the CEO of Times Global Partners advances my mission and the work of building bridges to and within India,” said Jaitly in a press statement .
Early this month, Jaitly made the announcement of his quitting Twitter, on the micro blogging site by writing: “Today, after 4 years of user/business momentum in India and the region, I’m sharing my intention to move on to new opportunities, same mission.”
During his tenure at Twitter, Jaitly oversaw the internet firm’s entry into India, as country head besides other regions Middle East and North Africa. Prior to Twitter, he was a member of Google’s India management team. At Google he also lead strategic partnerships and public affairs in South Asia.