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TikTok appoints Ashok A Cherian as the Marketing Head for India

Prior to this, Ashok led the marketing & revenue efforts at Applause Entertainment, a part of Aditya Birla Group.

TikTok, the world's leading destination for short-form mobile video, with a mission to inspire creativity and bring joy, today announced that Ashok A Cherian has joined the company as the marketing head for India. At TikTok, Ashok will be responsible for spearheading the overall brand strategy and marketing initiatives for the platform.

Welcoming Ashok to the team, Nikhil Gandhi, India head, TikTok said, "We are excited to have Ashok onboard to lead TikTok’s brand building journey and marketing efforts in India. Ashok's appointment further strengthens our local leadership team, which is committed to ensuring structured growth and providing an exciting and safe in-app experience to our users. With his extensive experience spanning over 20 years, I believe he will add immense value in building our brand salience across stakeholders in the country.”

Commenting on his new role, Ashok A Cherian said, “I am delighted to join TikTok and excited at the opportunity to be a part of this team. TikTok has democratised content creation and redefined the way people create and share short-video content. I look forward to leveraging my past experience in the content and entertainment industry to further build the brand love and bring joy to our users in India."

Prior to this, Ashok led the marketing & revenue efforts at Applause Entertainment, a part of Aditya Birla Group. During his career, spanning two decades, he has held several leadership roles including as the Chief Marketing Officer at SMAASH Entertainment contributing to the rapid growth of the brand. Ashok's experience includes working in the print, television, consulting, and retail industries, with brands such as MTV Networks, UTV Broadcasting, Open Kimono, Naked Communications, and Just Another Magazine.