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Times Internet elevates Satyan Gajwani to Managing Director, Gautam Sinha to CEO

18-March-2016
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Times Internet elevates Satyan Gajwani to Managing Director, Gautam Sinha to CEO

Times Internet announced that Satyan Gajwani, formerly CEO, will become Managing Director of Times Internet, and Gautam Sinha, formerly COO, would become CEO of Times Internet. Vineet Jain, MD of Bennett Coleman and Company Limited, will also continue to serve as Chairman of Times Internet. The new appointments come into effect in April.

As a technologist and business leader, Gautam has more than 28 years of global experience in technology companies, and will bring his capabilities in execution to the new role. Gautam has been with Times Internet for over 8 years, having served as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer, prior to his new role. Before Times Internet, Gautam was a Silicon valley entrepreneur and executive, building digital businesses and creating significant value for shareholders.

As a technologist and business leader, Gautam has over 28 years of global experience in technology companies, and will bring his capabilities in execution to the new role. Gautam has been with Times Internet for over 8 years, having served as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer, prior to his new role. Before Times Internet, Gautam was a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and executive, building digital businesses and creating significant value for shareholders.

Gajwani said, “Times Internet is the largest digital products business in India, and operating across 30+ business segments with speed and effectiveness requires executional excellence. Having worked with Gautam closely for many years, I have great confidence in his understanding and capabilities with digital businesses. Most importantly, Gautam has helped shape Times Internet’s culture, and he and I continue to believe that our roles are simply to enable and empower great business teams to execute as effectively as possible."

On his appointment, Sinha said, "Digital news, entertainment, classifieds, and commerce are rapidly shaping the Indian consumer's habits, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to spearhead an industry leader, with over 150 million highly engaged monthly users. Leading such a diverse portfolio in today's dynamic environment is a mammoth task. Satyan has done a fantastic job creating a solid cultural foundation, vision and team, and I'm excited to continue to work alongside Satyan to deliver world class products and experiences.”

Gautam started his career in 1986 as a defense scientist working on Dr. Kalam’s IGMDP program for DRDO. In 1991, he moved to the US, and after higher studies, worked for Neural Applications Corporation as a senior software engineer, building enterprise technologies using self-learning neural networks. In 1999, Gautam started his entrepreneurial journey, and worked as COO and CTO of CashEdge, a company based out of New York and California, which was acquired in 2011 for $465 million. Gautam has a B.S. in Computer Science from BIT, Mesra, and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Lowa, Lowa City.

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