Komli Media , India’s leading digital advertising and technology company, has announced the appointment of Prashant Mehta to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mehta will be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of Komli Media’s overall business operations including sales, product development, engineering, marketing and business development.
Mehta joins Komli Media after eight years at Yahoo! Inc., where he was most recently Vice President and Head of Monetization for Yahoo!’s Emerging Markets Group which included India, South East Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Eastern Europe. Based in Yahoo!’s regional headquarters in Singapore, Mehta led sales, business and publisher development, advertising products and platforms for one of the company’s fastest growing divisions.
During his tenure, he developed the overall vision and strategy for monetization and helped drive the acceleration and deployment of key initiatives such as Right Media, reseller networks, sales channel development and search marketing in the region. He was also a key member of Yahoo!’s global alliances team, driving Yahoo!’s strategic partnerships with AT&T Wireless, eBay, HSBC and JPMorgan Chase.
Prior to Yahoo!, Mehta held various roles at Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan Chase (formerly, Chemical Bank) and NatWest. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a BS from Rutgers University.
Amar Goel, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Komli Media said, “I am very excited to have Prashant join our leadership team. Prashant has great experience, a passion for technology and a very strong record of success in building businesses and organizations. Komli Media will benefit immensely with his addition to our team.”
On taking up this new challenge, Prashant Mehta said, “The Indian online ad network space is evolving rapidly and with its rich targeting capabilities and scale, has tremendous growth potential. I am delighted to join Komli Media because of its incredible lineup of innovative products and technologies and the opportunity to lead and work with a very talented team.”
Suvir Sujan, Managing Director at Nexus India Capital and an investor in Komli added, “We are very excited about Komli’s potential and are thrilled to have Prashant join the leadership team. This is a major milestone as the company advances, and we expect Prashant’s strong experience and background across the digital advertising spectrum to help drive Komli’s future growth.”