Neville Taraporewalla, chief executive officer and online media director, Asia-Pacific, Publicitas Digital, will join Microsoft Advertising. Publicitas Digital provides outsourcing solutions to online and mobile content publishers for sale and management of digital advertising space.
According to informed sources, Taraporewalla will head the Advertiser and Publisher Solutions (APS) Group of Microsoft Advertising in India. Taraporewalla was not available for comment at the time of filing this report.
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Taraporewalla has more than 23 years of experience across sectors such as media publishing, entertainment and digital media. Prior to joining Publicitas Digital in March 2007, Taraporewalla was managing director and chief executive officer, Connecturf (a digital agency).
Earlier, he was with Yahoo! India as country general manager. Taraporewalla has also worked with Mid-Day, where he set up the digital arm of the group. He was also associated with publication groups such as the Times of India Group in India and the Khaleej Times Group in West Asia.
At TOI, Taraporewalla was responsible for setting up the new media and interactive division of the Times of India and was involved in the launch of Timesofindia.com and Economictimes.com.