Google’s Nitin Bawankule set to join Star India as ad sales head

MUMBAI: Google Cloud India head Nitin Bawankule is set to join Star India as head of ad sales, according to a report in The Economic Times. Bawankule will join the company on 1st October.

He will replace Amit Chopra, who quit Star India in May to join Samara Capital-owned Nature’s Essence as managing director.

Prior to becoming Google Cloud India country head, Bawankule was industry Director of Ecommerce, Local & Media for Google India. He was responsible for driving Google’s advertising business for his set of verticals, focusing on acquisition, retention, and partnerships.

Prior to Google, he was Director in Dell for Asia Pacific Japan Region, managing Software and Peripherals portfolio. He has also been the Director for Inside Sales for Dell India; managing large inside sales team to run India sales.

Nitin is a seasoned Sales and General Management veteran with over 16 years of experience in the Consumer and IT industry spanning Consumer Electronics, Telecom, and IT. He has extensive experience in direct sales management and Channel Management for Consumer and Corporate sales.

In these roles, Nitin has successfully built and managed geographically disbursed teams in different types of corporate environment. Nitin has also held a position as Regional Sales Manager in Motorola and Sales Manager in Whirlpool and Godrej-GE Appliances.

He has done Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore and has a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) in Electronics from VNIT Nagpur.

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