Google has appointed a new country manager for India. Sanjay Gupta will be the new country manager of Google India. Along with this, Sanjay Gupta has also been made Vice President of India Sales and Operations.
Google has said that Sanjay Gupta will contribute to the effort of Google’s Internet ecosystem in India and will work to increase internet adoption and business in consumers. According to Google, Sanjay will stay in Mumbai and work with Google’s team in Gurgaon and Hyderabad. He will take over this post from early next year.
Prior to this, Sanjay Gupta has been the star and managing director of Disney. He is said to be a key role behind the popularity of Hotstar in India.
Regarding this new appointment, Scott Beaumont, President of Google APAC has said, “Google’s engagement in India is a matter of pride for Googlers all over the world including India. Google’s business is important in India and we are happy that Sanjay is joining Google.’
On joining Google, Sanjay Gupta has said, ‘I am very excited to lead Google India. This is a good opportunity to solve some of India’s unique challenges and make the Internet an engine of economic growth for people and communities.’
Sanjay Gupta has said that India is becoming an innovation hub for the world and I am happy to join Google’s fantastic team and support India’s digital journey.