The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has appointed Rajan Anandan, Google’s vice-president, Southeast Asia and India, as its new chairman. He will take over from FreeCharge co-founder and chairman Kunal Shah, who was appointed in January 2016.
Deep Kalra, chairman and group CEO of online travel agent MakeMyTrip, is the new vice-chairman of the association, IAMAI said. Kalra takes over from Vinodh Bhat, co-founder and president of audio and music streaming service Saavn.
Umang Bedi, managing director, India and South Asia at Facebook, has been elected as the new treasurer, while Subho Ray will continue as the IAMAI president. The tenure of the new council will be for two years. IAMAI is the country’s leading association of digital companies. It has a membership of nearly 300 Indian and overseas companies, and has offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata.
The association said the new council will work towards increasing the internet user- base, especially in rural areas, promote local language content and the digital start-up ecosystem in the country.