Yahoo India hires MD

Yahoo has appointment of Gurmit Singh as managing director for Yahoo India.  As MD, Singh will oversee Yahoo’s business in India and in be responsible for its growth in the country. He will report to Yvonne Chang, VP & head of India and Southeast Asia, Yahoo.

With over 20 years of experience, Singh brings with him a deep understanding of the Media & Entertainment industry in India. Most recently, Singh was the CEO of Forbes India at Network 18.

Singh has also held leadership roles across consumer products, music and entertainment and media sectors, working for companies such as Sony Music, Hindustan Times, India Today Group, Rajshri Media, Marico Industries and others.

Chang said, “Singh comes to Yahoo with a strong track record of delivering growth. His understanding of users and advertisers will be a great asset for Yahoo as we bring a number of product innovations to India. Yahoo is a loved brand in India, and we are very happy to have a leader of Singh’s caliber leading the team.”

Singh added that as “an Internet industry pioneer, Yahoo is now at a very exciting point in its journey.”