ShareChat names Amit Zunjarwad as Chief Product Officer

Most recently, Zunjarwad was the Head of Engineering, Product and Data Sciences for Supply & Selection Ecosystem at Flipkart

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Published: Apr 19, 2022 2:30 PM  | 3 min read
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ShareChat, a multilingual social media company, has appointed Amit Zunjarwad as its Chief Product Officer. At ShareChat, Amit will build on ShareChat and Moj platforms’ momentum and play a critical role in building innovative and entertaining social experiences for millions of Indian users.

Most recently, Amit was the Head of Engineering, Product and Data Sciences for Supply & Selection Ecosystem at Flipkart. Amit has been with Flipkart for over a decade and played a pivotal role in launching Flipkart’s foray into the social commerce space (Shopsy), and building next-generation disruptive shopping experiences, including live video commerce, Indic language platforms, conversational AI, and scaling Flipkart’s grocery business. Amit was also the founding member of Flipkart’s Advertising business and was instrumental in scaling it to one of India's largest Advertising Platforms.

Amit’s decade-long experience in building and scaling technology-led innovations for Indian users will be immensely valuable for ShareChat as it continues to scale aggressively to become the largest social media platform in the country. In his new role at ShareChat, Amit will be responsible for leading ShareChat and Moj to be the largest and most preferred social platforms for users in India through meaningful social interactions across products and content formats that Indians enjoy. He will be focused on strengthening the thriving creator ecosystem on these platforms by bringing innovative solutions to express their art and build sustainable business models. He will also be responsible for scaling ShareChat Ads to be the largest Advertising Network in the country and unlocking reach to India’s digital audiences across languages, tiers, and regions.

Welcoming Amit to ShareChat, Ankush Sachdeva, Co-Founder & CEO, ShareChat and Moj, said, “I am delighted to welcome Amit to our leadership team. He brings a wealth of experience and insights from building large-scale disruptive businesses from the ground up and scaling them to sustainable business models. With his expertise in driving innovation and customer growth, we are sure to see new product innovations that will set the roadmap for the next phase of our growth. Amit will play a critical role in leading the product journey of all our platforms and deliver sustainable value to our user and creator communities.”

Commenting on his appointment, Amit Zunjarwad, Chief Product Officer, ShareChat and Moj, said, “It is admirable to see the growth trajectory of ShareChat and how they have scaled multiple platforms and emerged as the biggest Indian social media tech company, on the back of deep investments in AI and local product innovation. India has one of the most vibrant creator ecosystems, with incredible talent emerging across categories. ShareChat & Moj are ushering in exceptional social experiences for Indic users that are highly localized and personalized at a

massive scale enabling the potential to build platforms that have the capability to disrupt multiple large industries, including entertainment, commerce, and advertising. I am excited to become a part of ShareChat and collaborate with this outstanding team to reach our highest potential.”

ShareChat and Moj are rapidly growing social media platforms with a clear focus to build India’s largest AI-powered content ecosystem that allows users to create content from any corner of the country without any social or language barrier. ShareChat, Moj, and TakaTak have a combined active user base of nearly 500 million users, making the company the largest homegrown social media organization in India.

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Haldiram's appoints Harshit Gupta as Deputy Manager – Digital Marketing

He joins from RepIndia

By exchange4media Staff | Jan 27, 2023 5:15 PM   |   2 min read

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Haldiram's recently appointed Harshit Gupta as Deputy Manager – Digital Marketing to further strengthen its digital team. Reporting directly to Divya Batra, Head of Marketing, Harshit will be in charge of digital activities and carving the larger brand story across digital.

Harshit comes with over 7 years of work experience in the advertising industry and previously worked with RepIndia, an independent digital agency from Delhi, as Account Director – Client Strategy. He was responsible for Digital Strategy planning, Content & Influencer Management, and Audience Outreach for award-winning campaigns for various brands. In his past work experience, he has worked with reputed brands like Sleepwell, Kajaria, Canon, Amazon MiniTV, and various others from different industries.
On joining Haldiram’s, Harshit commented, “I am excited to join the brand. I am glad to bring a fresh digital perspective to the heritage brand. In my new role, I look forward to moving the needle by creating data-driven and insightful strategies that will help us drive sales and consumer engagement.”

Regarding Harshit’s appointment, Divya Batra, Head of Marketing at Haldiram’s, said, “We are delighted to welcome Harshit to Haldiram’s family. The company focuses on expanding its digital footprint in India and has appointed Harshit to do the same. He has diverse experience in leading Digital Strategy with consumer trends & insights and has rich experience in digital activations and audience outreach programs. We are confident that his expertise in Digital Innovation and vast knowledge of brand building through content & influencer management will help us to take Haldiram’s to newer heights and reach newer audiences.”

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CMS IT Services hires Sanjeev Singh as CEO and MD

Singh joins from Wipro Limited where he was Chief Operations Officer and a member of Wipro Executive Board

By exchange4media Staff | Jan 27, 2023 4:14 PM   |   2 min read

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CMS IT Services announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Sanjeev Singh as Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of the company effective 16 January 2023.

 Commenting on the appointment of  Sanjeev Singh, Mathew Cyriac, Chairman of the Board said, “We are excited to welcome Sanjeev as the CEO & MD of CMS IT Services. Sanjeev has an exceptional leadership track record, strong exposure to Indian and Global markets, deep strategic expertise, a unique ability to forge long standing client relationships, and proven track record of driving transformation and turning around underperforming businesses. We believe that Sanjeev is the right person to lead CMS IT in its next phase of growth.” 

Commenting on his appointment, Sanjeev Singh said, “I’m honoured to be invited to lead CMS IT Services, an extraordinary company with deep technology heritage built on strong foundation of values. I look forward to working closely with Mathew, the Board, senior leadership and the highly talented employees of CMS IT to enter a new phase of growth and build a better tomorrow for all our stakeholders, including customers and employees.” 

Sanjeev will be based in Bangalore. Sanjeev joins CMS IT Services from Wipro Limited where he was Chief Operations Officer and a member of Wipro Executive Board. Till recently, he was a Member of CII Karnataka Council & Chairman of CII Karnataka CEO Forum. Before joining Wipro, Sanjeev was the CEO at Aegis Ltd for its India & Sri Lanka businesses, and did senior leadership stints at Mphasis and Genpact. 

Sanjeev is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) and Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM-K), where he was awarded the Gold Medal for academic excellence. He was recently awarded with the Distinguished Alumnus Award by his alma mater IIM-Kozhikode.

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Ipsos India makes senior appointments in marketing functions

Pallavi Mathur Lal named Senior Director, Content and Communications; Madhurima Bhatia to lead Media Engagement & Partnerships with additional APAC role (excluding Greater China)

By exchange4media Staff | Jan 27, 2023 10:16 AM   |   1 min read

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Ipsos India has announced leadership changes in Marketing Communications and Operations.

Pallavi Mathur Lal, Senior Director Client Organization, takes up the role of Senior Director, Content and Communications. Madhurima Bhatia from Marketing and Communications Lead now moves to Media Engagement and Partnerships for Ipsos India, with the additional role of media engagement for the Asia Pacific region (excluding Greater China).

Both Bhatia and Mathur will report to Amit Adarkar, CEO, Ipsos India.

“Ipsos India has aggressive growth plans charted for the next 3 years, and these senior appointments in both Marketing and Operations will further elevate the status of Ipsos in India providing greater visibility and continue to transform our Operation business,” says Adarkar.

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Josh Talks’ Pawan Sharma joins B4U as CRO

Sharma was Josh Talks’ Business Head

By Sonam Saini | Jan 25, 2023 6:04 PM   |   1 min read

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Pawan Sharma has moved on from Josh Talks and joined B4U as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). The development has been conformed to e4m by highly placed sources.

At Josh Talks, Sharma was the Business Head, leading the revenue and branded marketing division for the company. He joined Josh Talks in April 2022.

Earlier, Sharma was associated with Network18 where he was designated as National Head Revenue (Focus-Hindi and Regional News). He joined Network18 in November 2020 and worked for over one year.

Prior to joining Network18, Sharma was working with The Walt Disney Company as the National Head- Revenue (Branded content & Bindass). He joined  the company in 2009 as a head-priority team (North, East, and South)- UTV Movies & Action and was later promoted as Cluster Sales Head-NE (UTV Action & Movies). 
He also worked with Star India and Reliance BIG Entertainment. 

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Voxxy Media appoints Ravi Jhaveri as Chief Revenue Officer

Before joining Voxxy Media, Ravi was associated with Warner Brothers Discovery as an Associate Director of Sales for a cluster of channels

By exchange4media Staff | Jan 25, 2023 4:15 PM   |   2 min read

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Voxxy Media, a =social media marketing agency, has announced the appointment of Ravi Jhaveri as its Chief Revenue Officer. In his new role, Jhaveri will be responsible for driving and expanding revenue functions across all the business verticals of the organization- Voxxy Influence, Voxxy Creative Studio, Voxxy Talent, Voxxy Socials, Voxxy Commerce and Voxxy Experiential; and will be instrumental in driving the company’s growth in the next phase by augmenting the revenue team Voxxy 2.0.

Ravi comes with more than 15 years of excellent expertise and has worked with some of India's  leading broadcasters. His expertise lies in business strategy, developing linear and non-linear revenue models, and has successfully developed strong teams to manage all go-to-market efforts, including pre-sales consulting, sales, revenue operations, and stakeholder management.

Before joining Voxxy Media, Ravi was associated with Warner Brothers Discovery as an Associate Director of Sales for a cluster of channels where he served for more than 5 years. Apart from that Ravi has also worked with established brands like Disney Star, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance and Reliance Broadcast Network.

“Ravi’s appointment comes at the perfect time, as we enter our next wave of growth”- said Vipul Talwar, Co-Founder Voxxy Media. “His experience in leveraging market synergies across a broad ecosystem, setting up processes and data-driven solutions, will drive scalable growth and profitability in the next stage for Voxxy Media.”

In his new role as CRO at Voxxy Media, Mr. Jhaveri said “As someone who has accelerated growth in many companies over the years, I am very excited to join Voxxy Media at this pivotal time in the company’s journey. The company has an undeniable product-market fit, a fanatical customer base, and a great mission. The opportunity to join is not only to amplify the growth and momentum of the Influencer Marketing business but also to spearhead the revenue of the other SBUs that Voxxy plans to monetize. This will enable us to become the market leader within this space.”

 

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Simpl ropes in Ashwini Ravindranath as VP of Partner Success team

Her earlier stints include leadership roles at Airtel and FlipKart

By exchange4media Staff | Jan 25, 2023 2:32 PM   |   2 min read

Ashwini Ravindranath

1-tap checkout network Simpl today announced the appointment of Ashwini Ravindranath as Vice President of the Partner Success team. Ashwini will lead the team to build strong relationships with Simpl’s merchant network and own the P&L of the Pay Later business of the organisation. With this strategic hire, Simpl aims to help its onboarded merchant partners achieve their desired business goals. 

With over a decade of rich and diverse experience in retail, Ashwini is a seasoned e-commerce leader with strong category experience. In her earlier stints with Airtel and FlipKart, Ashwini played many key roles in launching and scaling new businesses, with a vision to bring the next 200Mn shoppers online. She has been an integral part of 4 key business launches at Flipkart, while driving the customer and revenue growth of the eCommerce player. 

Commenting on the appointment, Nitya Sharma, CEO & Co-Founder – Simpl, said, “We welcome Ashwini Ravindranath as the Vice President of our Partner Success team. With the fintech payments landscape evolving at a breakneck speed, it is indispensable for us to ensure that our merchant partners achieve their desired business outcomes. Ashwini’s intervention will play a vital role in further cementing our merchant partners’ relationships with their customers. She will also be responsible for P&L and sales for our Pay Later business and drive the next phase of its growth. We wish her all the best.” 

Ashwini Ravindranath, Vice President, Partner Success Team said, “I am super excited to be on board this exciting journey at Simpl. We want to help our merchant partners build trusted and long-term relationships with their customers, and we will partner with them in this journey by building a transformative customer experience, catering to the category nuances of each of our merchants”

A marketing management student from SPJIMR, SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Ashwini is a gold medalist in Academics from Visvesvaraya Technological University. Ashwini is also the recipient of the prestigious "Great Manager Award - 2021', an award that recognizes people managers in the county, conferred by People Business Consulting.

Simpl will continue to expand its leadership team across partnerships and customer service in its mission to democratize the digital transformation in the payments space in India.

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Bharat Express appoints Nishant Mishra as Marketing Head ahead of official launch

Mishra was part of Bharat24's launch too

By exchange4media Staff | Jan 25, 2023 10:20 AM   |   2 min read

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Upendrra Rai-led upcoming national Hindi news channel Bharat Express has appointed Nishant Mishra as Marketing Head before its official launch.

In his new role, he will be closely working with the management for the launch of the channel and create successful brand strategy, curate content-led events & IP’s, strategic alliances and customized brand solutions for the channel.

Prior to joining Bharat Express, Mishra played a crucial role in the successful launch of Bharat24 and channel’s other marketing initiatives in his national role. In his career spanning over 15 years, he has worked with leading media brands like TV Today, TV18, Zee and iTV Network.

Commenting on his appointment, Mishra said, “Launch is the most exciting and thrilling phase of a media brand. I am privileged to have this opportunity and look forward to working with the incredible and seasoned team of professionals already at Bharat Express.”
Upendrra Rai, CMD & Editor-in-Chief, Bharat Express, said, “As the channel is gearing up for its official launch on 1st February 2023, we have made a slew of senior-level appointments in critical roles. Nishant’s appointment will add more heft to our remarkable team at the channel and I am confident that Bharat Express will benefit from Nishant’s rich experience.”

On the appointment, Varun Kohli, CEO, Bharat Express, said, “Having worked with Nishant before, I have witnessed Nishant’s growth as a marketing professional. I have always admired his solution-based and result-oriented approach which will further bolster our growth plans for Bharat Express.”

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