Komli Media appoints Ruksh Chatterji as VP, India

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Digital | July 23, 2014
Chatterji joins Komli from Jabong.com.

Komli Media, a media technology platform, has appointed Ruksh Chatterji as vice president, India. This move is part of the company's strategic objective to achieve rapid growth. In this role, Chatterji will be responsible for Komli Media's India-based business.

Ruksh Chatterji

Amar Goel

Chatterji joins Komli from Jabong, one of the largest and fastest growing e-commerce businesses in India, where he ran the apparel business, delivering nearly half the company's revenues. Prior to Jabong, Chatterji was a management consultant at Bain & Co in New York, where he worked across the private-equity group, pharmaceuticals, industrials and media practices.

Before Bain, Chatterji spent nearly a decade in various media roles, beginning with NDTV.com in 1999, transitioning to an 'on-air' role as a broadcast journalist for the network in New Delhi. Following a brief stint as an independent documentary filmmaker, Chatterji worked as a cameraperson with Bollywood director Prakash Jha on his film 'Apaharan' and as cinematographer for director Maneesh Sharma's 16-mm art film 'Sifar', which won a special mention at Cannes.

In 2005, Chatterji joined Rajdeep Sardesai, as part of the founding team of CNN-IBN's Mumbai Bureau, where he set-up editorial operations and support functions, apart from specializing in investigative reporting and covering crime & terrorism. As one of the youngest bureau chiefs in the TV news industry at 27, Chatterji co-anchored the primetime-show India-360. He has an undergraduate degree in electronics from Delhi University; a master's in mass communication from MCRC, Jamia and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Says Chatterji, "I am excited about joining Komli Media, a leader in digital advertising, at a pivotal point. As a billion Indians leapfrog into becoming consumers of digital content and services, especially through mobile and apps, Komli with its unparalleled offering of digital advertising solutions is uniquely poised to capture a significant market opportunity. I look forward to working with the team to help the company reach its goals."

Amar Goel, founder and CEO, Komli Media said, "With the addition of Ruksh, the company has strengthened its leadership team to further scale up its business operations." In 2013, Komli Media raised $30 million from a new investor, Peepul Capital. Existing investors Norwest Venture Partners, Nexus Venture Partners, Helion Venture Partners and Draper Fisher Jurvetson also participated in the funding. Prior to this, in 2012, the media company received a funding of Rs 214 crore while in 2011, it received funding to the tune of Rs 67.5 crore.

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