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Sanjay Gupta is Appointed as Google New Country Manager & VP of Sales & Operations, India

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Sanjay Gupta is Appointed as Google New Country Manager & VP of Sales & Operations, India

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Sanjay Gupta, the former Country Manager, Star & Disney India has appointed as Google new Country Manager and Vice President of Sales & Operations, India. He will be joining the firm early next year in Mumbai and works closely with Gurgaon, Hyderabad and Bangalore teams. Sanjay will be taking over the role & responsibilities of Rajan Anandan who left Google in April 2019 to Sequoia. Under his new role & responsibilities, Sanjay will be working towards Google’s ongoing vision to enlarge the internet ecosystem in the country, driving internet adoption among consumers and businesses and accelerating innovation.

Scott Beaumont, President of APAC, Google said “Our ongoing engagement in India is a source of pride for both our Googlers in India but also around the world. Our Indian operation is important and strategic for its own sake but also for the innovation which then feeds breakthroughs elsewhere in Google. We are delighted to have Sanjay join us. We are excited to combine his expertise, experience and leadership with our teams and build further on our existing efforts in this highly dynamic, competitive and exciting digital economy, looking to build a more helpful and inclusive Internet for everyone in India”.

I am happy to join the passionate teams across Google and look forward to contributing to India’s digital journey as it becomes an innovation hub for the world



Post Graduated from IIM Kolkata, Gupta upholds engineering degree from Delhi College of Engineering. Before associating with Star & Disney, Sanjay has worked with firms like Hindustan Unilever and Bharti Airtel (CMO for the mobile business) where he led critical marketing segments like oral, and Home care and spearheaded several successful sales and marketing initiatives. Besides, numerous strategic and business wins, Gupta also upholds deep consumer understanding and has used it to build strong brands. During his association with Star & Disney, Sanjay has played an instrumental role in extending their traditional television content to digital consumers through Hotstar. He is also widely credited for building their sports business via the acquisition of marquee cricketing properties and launch of the kabaddi and football leagues: Pro Kabaddi League and Indian Super League.

Commenting on his appointment, Sanjay stated, “I am delighted to take on the challenge of leading and shaping Google’s charter in India. It is an exciting opportunity to leverage the power of technology to solve some of India’s unique challenges and make Internet an engine of economic growth for people and communities. I am happy to join the passionate teams across Google and look forward to contributing to India’s digital journey as it becomes an innovation hub for the world”.

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