Microsoft’s Viral Oza is likely to join The Times of India to head its marketing team, confirm highly placed sources. There is no confirmation on his date of joining or his official designation yet but he is likely to be heading the marketing team of TOI.
Currently Viral Oza is Director - GTM at Microsoft UK Ltd. He has been working with Nokia for the last eight years. He joined Nokia in 2008 as a Head - Activation, Media & Online Marketing. He was elevated as Marketing Director in 2011 and then Director GTM, Microsoft in 2014.
He has also worked with Hindustan Unilever in various positions. He is a marketing specialist with two decades of experience across various telecom and personal care categories.
With over 16 years of experience with Unilever in India and overseas, his previous assignment was as Category Director, Skin Care for Africa, Middle East and Turkey. He was associated with Unilever’s deodorant business for many years, where he headed the marketing for Axe Deodorant across Asia.