He will report to Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO & MD, Viacom18.
Viacom18, today, announced the appointment of Gourav Rakshit as COO – Viacom18 Digital Ventures. He will be joining the organization in May 2019, and will be reporting to Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO & MD, Viacom18.
“Our digital foray has grown exponentially since its inception 3 years back, with the sharply segmented businesses – the ad led model, the international business and the soon-to-be-launched subscription based VOOT Kids service”, said Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO & MD, Viacom18. Adding further he said, “As we unlock business value, Gourav, with an in-depth understanding of digital disruption and a proven track-record of envisioning subscription growth, is the right person to lead our talented teams across the Digital Ventures portfolio.”
A University of Rochester and IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, Gourav is currently serving as the President and CEO of People Group that owns and operates Shaadi.com.
With over 2 decades of experience in Consumer Technology, IT and FMCG sectors, Gourav started his career with Nestle and took two more stops – Planetasia and Infosys Consulting - before joining People Group. At Planetasia, he had his first brush with the media & tech industry, and at Infosys he successfully led consulting engagements for diverse consumer organizations including Apple, Wells Fargo and Safeway.