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Gopal Krishna appointed as Audience Head at Yahoo India

Yahoo! India has appointed Gopal Krishna as head of audience, responsible for all consumer-facing products in the region. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Krishna was setting up a seed-stage venture capital fund focused on internet and mobile startups in India.

Gopal Krishna was also founder, chairman and CEO of ThinkIndia, a US-based new media startup that later merged with Rediff.com. Post merger, Gopal led Rediff’s US operations as its president.

Yahoo! India has appointed Gopal Krishna as head of audience, responsible for all consumer-facing products in the region. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Krishna was setting up a seed-stage venture capital fund focused on internet and mobile startups in India.

Gopal Krishna was also founder, chairman and CEO of ThinkIndia, a US-based new media startup that later merged with Rediff.com. Post merger, Gopal led Rediff’s US operations as its president.

In his new role, Gopal Krishna will be responsible for all flagship Yahoo! India products including Communities and Communications, Media and Entertainment, Front Doors and Yahoo! India Search. Krishna’s responsibilities will also include marketing and business development for Yahoo! India.

“With Gopal, Yahoo! India is adding one of the industry’s top talents to our leadership team,” Keith Nilsson, managing director, international emerging markets, Yahoo!, has said. “With a proven track record for successfully managing companies and startups in the internet space as well as driving rapid cycles of technology innovation, Gopal’s leadership skills are well suited to leading Yahoo! India’s efforts to deliver the best, most indispensable experiences on the internet.”

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