NEW DELHI, India — Google announced on Friday that it has appointed former Disney India executive Sanjay Gupta as its new country manager and vice-president of sales and operations for India.
“Sanjay will contribute to Google’s ongoing efforts to expand the internet ecosystem in the country, driving Internet adoption among consumers and businesses and accelerating innovation,” it added.
Gupta will take on the role early next year and will be based out of Mumbai working closely with the teams based in Gurugram, Hyderabad and Bengaluru, a statement said.
The move comes after Rajan Anandan joined Sequoia.
Gupta joins Google from Star and Disney India where he was the managing director. He is also credited for building their sports business via the acquisition of marquee cricketing properties and launch of Pro Kabaddi League and Indian Super League.
Gupta has also been associated with Hindustan Unilever and Bharti Airtel. He is a post graduate from IIM Calcutta and is an engineer from Delhi College of Engineering.