Former Twitter India head Rishi Jaitly has joined Times Internet as the chief executive of Times Global Partners, its business division that has helped bring global digital companies into India like Business Insider, The Huffington Post, AirBnb and Uber, among others.
Jaitly has replaced Puneet Singhvi, former Times Global Partners chief operating officer, who resigned from the group in October.
Jaitly left Twitter India earlier this month after spending four years at the microblogging website where he played a key role in expanding the company's operations in India and across Asia Pacific and Middle East.
To win India is to win everywhere. No matter your story/cause/business, success in India begets success everywhere, esp in the Global South.— Rishi Jaitly (@rsjaitly) November 16, 2016
At @TimesGlobal, we'll invest in & partner with world-class tech/media companies to help them realize their India opportunity more fully.— Rishi Jaitly (@rsjaitly) November 16, 2016
"My mission has always been to harness the power of technology and media to ensure we fully realize the untapped potential of people, communities and markets. Joining The Times Group as CEO of Times Global Partners advances my mission and the work of building bridges to and within India," Jaitly said in a statement.
Satyan Gajwani, vice-chairman at Times Internet said, "We are thrilled to welcome Rishi to the Times Group. In the last decade, under his leadership, both Twitter and Google have grown from scratch and are now immersed in every segment of India's business, media and digital landscape."
The appointment is set to help Times Group expand its partnerships further with global technology and media companies looking to tap growth opportunities in India.
Jaitly has also previously worked at Google, where he headed the tech giant's public-private partnerships in India from 2007 to 2009, leading many of its efforts in in corporate philanthropy, public policy advocacy, and government affairs across South Asia.