Nikhil Rungta has been appointed Head of Marketing of Yatra Online. Rungta would be looking after the online and offline marketing initiatives for Yatra. He is part of the core team creating strategies to achieve business objectives.
Rungta has around 10 years of experience. He was with McCann Erickson prior to taking up his new assignment, where he was Client Servicing Director and has worked on brands such as Microsoft Xbox 360, MasterCard International, HP Compaq and Dabur. He was responsible for the launch of Xbox 360 in India and was instrumental in the development of India specific communication strategy for MasterCard and HP Compaq.
Apart from that, Rungta also worked on the marketing and communication strategies for a variety of brands like NIIT, ISB, Real Fruit Juices, Sony Aiwa, LG Electronics and Revlon.
Speaking on his new assignment, Rungta said, “It’s a challenging space to be in. There is lot of buzz in this sector. It’s a very big challenge and a very good opportunity. To create the brand and build it from scratch is very exciting. It’s always nice to be in a sector which is a sector of the future.”
Armed with a MBA degree in Marketing and International Business from NMIMS, Mumbai, Rungta began his career with Shaw Wallace & Co as Product Manager, where he handled popular beer brands like Royal Challenge and Haywards 5000.
After that he moved to Contract Advertising, where he was the Account Supervisor. He was also associated with Dhar & Hoon as Account Director before moving on to McCann Erickson.