afaqs! news bureau
People Spotting

Gurmit Singh, VP and MD, Yahoo India, Quits

Singh had joined the company in 2014.

Gurmit Singh, vice president and managing director, Yahoo India has quit the company. Singh had joined the company in 2014. He was tasked with overseeing Yahoo’s business in India.

Gurmit Singh, VP and MD, Yahoo India, Quits

Gurmit Singh

Prior to joining Yahoo India, Singh had worked with Network18 where he was chief executive officer of Forbes India.

With over 24 years of experience, Singh has a deep understanding of the media and entertainment industry in India. Singh, who is a university gold medallist in mechanical engineering from the Osmania University, Hyderabad, completed MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi, in 1993. He started his career with FMCG major Marico Industries. After five years of FMCG sales and brand management at Marico, he moved on to Sony Music to handle the sales and marketing of the North zone for the company.

During his career, Singh has also worked with the India Today Group as business director, Music Today, where he was credited with expanding the label to the film genre, starting the music events division, and two new labels -- one for the youth and the other in the economy segment. During his tenure at the India Today Group, he also initiated the books and home video division.