Girish Huria, former COO of Avian Media is joining eBay as Communications- Head on September 29, 2014. He will be based at eBay India headquarters in Mumbai.
Daniel Feiler, Senior Director Communication, Asia-Pacific will be his guiding force on all communication needs for India. From an India business perspective, Huria will also be working closely with Latif Nathani, Managing Director, eBay India and his local leadership team.
Speaking about his new role and the importance of e-commerce, Huria said, “Consumerism is driving business's to change and the ecommerce industry is revolutionising this change. The Indian ecommerce industry has been quite dynamic in the last few years and I am delighted that eBay has provided me this opportunity to learn more about this space and understand consumer behaviour. I am sure it will be an enriching experience as a communication professional.”
Speaking on Huria’s appointment, Feiler said, “Hiring someone with Girish Huria’s experience in communications is a major coup for us at eBay. I can’t wait for Girish to get started. Girish will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to help craft eBay’s story in India, arguably the fastest rising and most dynamic market on the planet with the potential to become an ecommerce world leader.”
Prior to joining eBay, Huria was the Chief Operating Officer at Avian Media Private Limited, an independent communication firm. He was entailed to drive growth of the firm via business acquisition, client servicing for key accounts and supporting leaning goals within the agency. At eBay India the key focus would be to drive consumer, merchant and employee preference for brand eBay.
Huria has close to 15 years of experience in the Communications industry. He started his career as Managing Partner at Genesis Burson Marsteller in 1999. After 10 years stint with Genesis, he moved on to Avian Media as COO and worked there for four years. He completed his MBA- Marketing & Finance at ICFAI Business School.