Yahoo! India has announced the appointment of Arun Tadanki as Managing Director with the mandate for expanding and consolidating business also in sub continental Asia, Middle East and Africa and building on Yahoo!’s leading market position in this region. Arun will be based out of Delhi and report to Keith Nilsson, senior vice president, Emerging Markets.
Tadanki will be responsible for continuing the momentum of Yahoo! India and its industry leading properties, which include the nation’s most visited front page with over 3 million unique visitors per day (source: Comscore March 2009), and #1 positions in Mail, Movies, Messenger, News and Cricket.
In addition, Arun will pilot Yahoo!’s business in the larger Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Africa towards stronger growth.
“Yahoo! India is on a winning streak with more users coming to our site every day to start their Internet experience,” said Nilsson. “I’m confident Arun’s leadership and solid experience across a broad range of business disciplines will usher in a new era of even more success for Yahoo! in India and the region. We’re thrilled to have him on board.”
Prior to joining Yahoo!, Arun was President-Asia-Pacific & Middle East Monster.com, where he was responsible for all aspects of the business. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai (1990) and earned an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (1992).
“Every day, millions of consumers across India and the region come to Yahoo! to find out what’s going on in the world, communicate with their friends and indulge in their passions,” said Arun. “It’s an incredibly exciting time to join Yahoo! and I look forward to working with the team to take one of the world’s most loved brands to even greater heights.”