Outbrain has appointed Komli Media’s ex-chief revenue officer Gulshan Verma as its country manager of Outbrain India. He will lead the company’s expansion in the Indian subcontinent.
Gulshan brings to Outbrain over 15 years of experience in the digital media industry, having worked in Europe, North America and now Asia. Prior to his time at Komli, Gulshan was director of sales strategy for Yahoo! India, and before that, director of product marketing for Yahoo! search marketing in the United States.
In announcing this appointment, Anthony Hearne, regional director, SE Asia & India, Outbrain said: “Outbrain is the pioneer of content discovery, and we are fully committed to helping more people in India discover the most interesting, relevant and trusted content. South-east Asia and India are huge growth regions for Outbrain, so we are excited to bring Gulshan’s experience to bear to lead the charge in securing continued growth here in India.”
The company says it has been seeing tremendous user growth in South-east Asia and India in the last 18 months – from zero to over 800 million page views on a publisher network that has grown to over 150 strong in the same time period. It has also doubled its employee count in the last year.