Khabri appoints Dushyant Kohli as Chief Operating Officer
Before joining Khabri, Kohli served as Chief Growth Officer at nexGTv
Khabri, the Hindi digital audio content platform, has announced the appointment of Dushyant Kohli as its Chief Operating Officer. In his role, he will be responsible for spearheading the company’s business operations, overseeing expansion and contributing to the overall growth. A business growth specialist with over 15 years of wide-ranging experience in the digital media domain, Kohli brings on board a winning combination of industry knowledge and technological expertise.
Kohli has an MBA in Marketing & IT from École des Ponts Business School, Paris and has worked with some of the top Indian and global companies like Mamba CJSC (wamba.com), HT Mobile Solutions (A JV of Velti plc and HT Media), Zapak Digital Entertainment, BCCL & Indian Expres. The growth expert has a proven track record of leading cross-functional teams across various organisations and geographies, helping companies capitalise on sales, marketing, brand equity and revenue growth opportunities.
Prior to joining Khabri, Kohli served as the Chief Growth Officer at nexGTv, where he was responsible for the launch of multiple B2C initiatives (first in the country) like UGC program SPOTlight in association with Imtiaz Ali, and India’s 1st original Mobi Series with Priyanka Chopra and Fluence. He also helped in the launch of NexG Kids, NexG News, FireTV App and Smart TV Apps. In addition to substantially boosting subscriptions on the platform, Dushyant was instrumental in facilitating an all-round growth of the company's brand equity and revenues in addition to the expansion of business internationally. Kolhi has played a pivotal role at nexGTv (Digivive) to diversify into B2B OTT platform business for broadcasters, Content Owners, and MSOs/ISPs.
At Digivive, besides spearheading OTT business, Kohli also conceptualised and launched an OTT digital education/training product under brand Vedific which was featured amongst 20 most promising EduTech companies in 2018. He developed another innovative product for offline/onboard entertainment called StreamWay.
Speaking on the appointment, Pulkit Sharma, Co-Founder & CEO, Khabri, said, “Dushyant has proved his mettle as a growth catalyst for digital media businesses. A highly accomplished professional, he has demonstrated his ability to turn emerging businesses into established brands. Over the past few years, he has excelled in various roles at various companies, and we are confident that Dushyant’s deep expertise combined with his diverse experience makes him the ideal candidate to supervise Khabri’s growth journey.”
Expressing his delight, Dushyant Kohli, added, “My journey in the mobile TV/over-the-top video and entertainment space has been a learning curve. While I’ve donned many hats throughout my career, I am excited to join Khabri. After working with multiple bigger organizations, I wanted to associate myself with a startup that is addressing the gaps in OTT space in India and catering to the underserved, and Khabri came across as an ideal opportunity. The company has already carved a niche for itself as the preferred audio platform in Hindi speaking markets, and I look forward to propelling the company towards its next phase of growth and brand equity.”
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