Yahoo on Wednesday announced the appointment of Gurmit Singh as Managing Director for Yahoo India. As MD, Gurmit will oversee Yahoo’s business in India, responsible for its growth in the country, a company release said, adding that he will report to Yvonne Chang, VP & Head of India and South East Asia, Yahoo.
"With over 20 years of experience, Gurmit brings with him a deep understanding of the Media & Entertainment industry in India. Most recently, Gurmit was the CEO of Forbes India at Network 18."
Commenting on the appointment, Yvonne Chang, VP & Head of India and South East Asia, Yahoo said, “Gurmit comes to Yahoo with a strong track record of delivering growth. His understanding of users and advertisers will be a great asset for Yahoo as we bring a number of product innovations to India. Yahoo is a loved brand in India, and we are very happy to have a leader of Gurmit’s caliber leading the team.”
Commenting on his appointment, Gurmit Singh said: “An Internet industry pioneer, Yahoo is now at a very exciting point in its journey. It truly reflects the energy and spirit of the world’s largest startup. Working together with an extraordinary team in India and colleagues across the world, I am looking forward to unlocking the full potential of Yahoo products and services in India.”
Gurmit has worked with Sony Music, Hindustan Times, India Today Group, Rajshri Media, Marico Industries and most recently Network 18. He received his Masters in Business Administration from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) at the University of Delhi. He is also a University Gold Medalist in Mechanical (Production) Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad.