Tech giant Yahoo! has appointed Gurmit Singh as managing director of its India operations. Mr Singh will oversee the web portal's business in India and will be responsible for growth in the country. He will report to India and South East Asia VP and Head Yvonne Chang, Yahoo! said in a statement today.
Mr Singh was previously Chief Executive Officer of Forbes India at Network 18, it added.
"Gurmit 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," Mr Chang said.
Mr Singh has held leadership roles across consumer products, music & entertainment and media sectors, working for companies such as Sony Music, Hindustan Times, India Today Group, Rajshri Media and Marico Industries.
Sunnyvale, California-based Yahoo! has offices throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.