Times Internet elevates Puneet Gupt as COO

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MUMBAI: Times Internet has elevated Puneet Gupt as COO with immediate effect. Gupt has been associated with the Times Group for over ten years and since 2011, he has been head of Times Internet’s vast and diverse News business.

Under his leadership, the company has been able to reinforce the #1 position of TOI, reach the #1 position in languages and launched products like eTimes, GadgetsNow, and NewsPoint to address emerging opportunities.

Gupt has played a critical role in Times Internet’s News business registering a stunning 6.5X growth and enabled the company to become the #1 premium digital publisher.

Announcing Gupt’s elevation, Times Internet CEO Gautam Sinha said, “Puneet has been an invaluable asset to Times Internet. He is audacious, customer-obsessed and has rich experience in starting, growing and scaling up digital businesses. Puneet will be working closely with me to drive our ambitious growth agenda. He will lead our efforts in making Times Internet the go-to digital destination for every Indian’s information, entertainment and transaction needs.”

Gupt added, “Times Internet is a company that dares you to think big, and empowers you to make your dreams a reality. I look forward to amplifying our growth by identifying and building category-defining digital products that become the benchmark in quality and value proposition for our customers.”

Times Internet partnered with Tencent to invest in Gaana, acquired and re-launched a video OTT platform MX Play, as well as launched popular gaming platforms like BaaziNow & CricPlay. The company’s dining out platform Dineout acquired restaurant management software firm Torqus last month.

With 40+ digital products, Times Internet reaches 400+ million people every month. Most of its digital products are market leaders across news, sports, music, video and more in India.


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