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Former Network18 Digital's CEO Manish Maheshwari is now Twitter India's New Managing Director

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CEO Insights team

CEO Insights team

Twitter India has appointed Manish Maheshwari, the former CEO of Network18 as the new Managing Director. Manish will be assigned the responsibility of driving an integrated business strategy to boost Twitter’s revenue growth and popularity in the country during the season of LS Elections, cricket WC and #MeTooIndia movement and more. Based in Delhi and reporting to Maya Hari, the Vice President & MD – APAC, Manish will be managing Twitter India’s teams in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.

Welcoming Manish to the Twitter family, Maya Hari, comments, “India is one of our fastest growing audience markets for Twitter in the world and our purpose is to serve the public conversation in India. We are thrilled to have Manish join us at this important time to take our Indian business to the next level. He has a successful track record of building strong digital businesses and leading teams in India, extensive experience working at
the intersection of media and technology sectors, and a deep understanding of Indian consumer trends over the past 20years. Under his leadership, we will continue to invest in India to empower all elements of Indian society to have a public voice to be heard through Twitter”.

Prior to Twitter, Manish was the CEO of Network18 digital and previously he has held several key positions such as Head of Merchant Business & Seller Ecosystem at Flipkart, GM & MD at Intuit and Manager at Procter & Gamble. He also holds an MBA with honours from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Manish will start on April 29th and he will be responsible for strengthening Twitter’s presence in the country by making it the best place to discuss the things happening around the world. The teams will focus on driving conversations and audience engagements to create partnerships with brands, agencies and publishers to connect with the respective audiences on Twitter. Manish took over the role from Balaji Krish, who led the Twitter India team for the past few months. Krish will return to San Francisco to continue his role as Global Head of Revenue Strategy & Operations at Twitter.

Commenting on his new role, Manish Maheshwari, says, “The future of India is digital-first and full of possibilities with the world’s largest youth population and soon, the world’s largest workforce. I’ve been a Twitter user for more than 10 years now and I’m excited to lead Twitter India now to greater heights in the country. With premium Indian content on the rise in multiple regions across the country, I believe we are scratching the surface of what’s possible with Twitter in India. With our amazing teams across India, I’m bullish about the overall impact that Twitter India can create in the country and the influence of India on our global platform”.