Google India announced the appointment of Sanjay Gupta as Country Manager and VP (Vice President) of sales and operations. Previously he leads Star and Disney as country manager. With the new position at Google, Sanjay Gupta will take forward Google’s ongoing initiatives to expand the digital ecosystem across India. Sanjay Gupta will be working from Mumbai location and will cordinate closely with Gurgaon, Hyderabad and Bangalore offices. He will join office early in 2020.
Sanjay Gupta replaces Rajan Anandan, who quits Google and move forward to join Sequoia Capital India as MD.
As a country manager at Star and Disney , he strategically leads it and sets the new benchmark in the market. With his plan Hotstar becomes a top online streaming platform and connected it with Indian consumers. Along with Hotstar, he also played a very important role in Star and Disney’s Sports’s business initiatives via acquisitions of cricketing platforms and the launch of the Pro-Kabaddi League, football league, and Indian Super League.
Sanjay Gupta graduated from Delhi College of Engineering and did his management degree from IIM Kolkata. With more than three decades of industry experience, Sanjay Gupta has worked at Hindustan Unilever, Bharti Airtel as the CMO (chief marketing officer) for the mobile business etc.
In a email statement, Sanjay Gupta Said, “I am delighted to take on the challenge of leading and shaping Google’s charter in India. It is an exciting opportunity to leverage the power of technology to solve some of India’s unique challenges and make Internet an engine of economic growth for people and communities, I am happy to join the passionate teams across Google and look forward to contributing to India’s digital journey as it becomes an innovation hub for the world.”
Scott Beaumont, President of APAC, Google said “Our ongoing engagement in India is a source of pride for both our Googlers in India but also around the world. Our Indian operation is important and strategic for its own sake but also for the innovation which then feeds breakthroughs elsewhere in Google. We are delighted to have Sanjay Gupta join us. We are excited to combine his expertise, experience and leadership with our teams and build further on our existing efforts in this highly dynamic, competitive and exciting digital economy, looking to build a more helpful and inclusive Internet for everyone in India.”
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