Pathik Shah appointed CEO, DB Digital

Prior to joining Dainik Bhaskar Group, Shah was associated with Hike Messenger

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Oct 4, 2019 11:17 AM

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Pathik Shah

DB Corp Limited (DBCL) has announced the appointment of Pathik Shah as the Chief Executive Officer for DB Digital.

Backed by an extensive experience of close to a decade in building, operating and growing digital consumer products, Shah will be responsible for driving the Digital Business at Dainik Bhaskar Group.

Prior to joining Dainik Bhaskar Group, he was associated with Hike Messenger for almost seven years. He was designated as the Vice President, Products and also led M&A functions. During his tenure at Hike, he led many of the key product and growth initiatives which helped Hike grow to over 100 million registered users in less than four years.

He also led and executed multiple M&A transactions for Hike, including an investment in WinZO and the acquisition of ZipPhone, Creo and a few others.
Commenting on the appointment, Pawan Agarwal, Deputy Managing Director, DB Corp Limited, said: “We are pleased to welcome Pathik on board. We are confident that his proven ability to drive strategic growth especially in digital consumer products through product innovation, and his leadership skills will contribute to the Group’s ambition of further strengthening the brand. Dainik Bhaskar Group is at an exciting stage of growth and we look forward to achieving several milestones on the journey ahead and reinforcing our position as one of India’s largest and dynamic media conglomerates.”

On his appointment Shah said, “I am delighted to be a part of the DB Digital team of India’s largest print media company, Dainik Bhaska Group. We have the opportunity of a lifetime to build a rich, mobile-first news product for this market and innovate on key aspects like engaging content formats and a seamless product experience optimized for India while continuing to deliver what we’re already known for - high quality, trusted content. It will be my sincere endeavour to contribute meaningfully towards achieving success in this ambitious mission."

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