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Font Size   16 appoints Nikhil Rungta as Chief Marketing Officer announced the appointment of Nikhil Rungta as its Chief Marketing Officer. A seasoned marketing veteran with over 20 years of experience, Rungta is recognized as one of India’s top marketing leaders, with experience across companies like Reliance Jio, Google, and McCann Erickson. 

Prior to, Rungta was the Senior Vice President – Marketing at Reliance Jio, and he was the first CMO for Google in India, where he held that position for four years.  He has also played key business leadership roles at start-ups like Yebhi and  

Speaking about Nikhil Rungta’s appointment, Jason Kothari, Chief Business Officer, said, “Nikhil is one of India’s leading marketers who has achieved remarkable success during his career.  For the last two decades, he has worked in leadership roles across sales, marketing and e-commerce with both multinationals and start-ups. He has a deep understanding of the Indian consumer market and has used a mix of traditional marketing and digital media to grow world-class businesses and brands from the ground up. His rich experience will be a valuable addition to’s growth plans and senior management team.  We are very excited to have him on board with us.”

Commenting on his new role, Nikhil Rungta, Chief Marketing Officer, said, “ disrupted the online real estate market with a best in class product based on their cutting-edge technology, big data and youthful energy. Housing, like Apple, has a great mix of technology and design thinking, their UI and UX is world class. They are making the home buying decision much easier for customers. The Company has all the ingredients to become the next unicorn from India, and I am really excited to be a part of this journey with Housing. I would like to quote Travis Kalanick – CEO of Uber: “There are certain things in life where you have to go for it—just for the sheer adventure of it, and also for the potential”.”

Rungta’s tenure at Google has been recognized on a global scale, when he achieved a milestone 10X growth for YouTube’s India user base with events like Live Streaming of IPL and Online Premier of Bollywood Blockbusters like Dabangg. In addition, he is also credited for helping make Google Chrome the number one web browser in the country. He also played a prominent role in creating the Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF).

Rungta holds a MBA from NMIMS in Mumbai and is a BSc from Hindu College in Delhi University.

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