Arun Tadanki, MD of Yahoo India and Southeast Asia, quits

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Digital | February 25, 2013
Tadanki joined Yahoo in 2009 as the company's India MD and was promoted as the MD, Southeast Asia in 2011.

Arun Tadanki, managing director, India and Southeast Asia for Yahoo has resigned from the company on Saturday. The company confirmed the news in an official communiqué. Tadanki will, however, remain in the company till June, 2013 to oversee and ensure a smooth transition. The company is yet to decide on his replacement.

Arun Tadanki

Tadanki joined Yahoo in 2009 as MD, India and was promoted as MD, Southeast Asia in 2011. He is credited with driving six-fold growth of Yahoo! mobile users in India.

Tadanki has nearly 21 years of experience in managing various businesses in Asia. Before joining Yahoo!, he worked for seven years at as president (Asia-Pacific and West Asia).

"I truly enjoyed my stay at Yahoo! and I wish it the very best. Having worked for 11 years in CEO roles for APAC/Emerging Markets regions at multinational internet companies, I am looking forward to playing a very different role within the internet ecosystem, beyond our region," Tadkani says in a statement.

Tadanki also oversaw Yahoo India, setting up editorial operations based in Bengaluru and inking local content partnerships across categories such as cricket, Bollywood, entertainment, and news in English and six other local languages. He was named 'Hottest Young Executive in India - 2004' by Business Today, a leading business magazine in India. He was also named as one of the '50 Young Leaders of India - 2005' by India Today, a leading English magazine.

"Under Arun's leadership, Yahoo India has seen impressive growth both in terms of users and advertising, outpacing the market. During the last three years, Arun also secured strong partnerships that drove sixfold growth in Yahoo's mobile users in India. He led the formation of the editorial operation, delivering 15-fold traffic growth in Yahoo India's content properties. He played a key role in localizing the Yahoo experience with extensive local content partnerships across categories such as cricket, Bollywood, entertainment and news, in English and six local languages," states a company spokesperson.

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