wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

,

TikTok India head Nikhil Gandhi quits: Report

Nikhil Gandhi, India head of China’s ByteDance-owned short video sharing platform Tiktok has quit and is currently serving his notice period, IWMBuzz reported.

Gandhi was quoted by IWMBuzz as saying, “After much reflection on my time here at ByteDance and looking at my future goals, I have made the difficult decision to leave my role in the company. Working with TikTok, I have seen our app shepherd in a new era of connection, communication and cultural appreciation.” Efforts to contact Gandhi did not evoke any response.

An Economic Times report said that Gandhi was leading ByteDance’s efforts to sell TikTok’s India business in the past few months and that he was evaluating options with some startups from the country who were looking to scale up their operations.

Gandhi was roped in by Tiktok in 2019 and before that, he worked with the Times Network, Walt Disney Company (for nine years), UTV Global Broadcasting and Viacom Media Networks. In 2020, after a year of massive growth, the Central government banned 59 apps developed by Chinese firms over concerns that these apps were threatening the national security and defence of India. Gandhi was then redesignated as the TikTok head for the Middle East, Africa, Turkey and South Asia.

Before it was banned in India, Gandhi’s leadership made TikTok the largest international market. TikTok had started generating Rs 20-25 crore in advertising revenue by the second quarter of 2019. He also played a key role in roping in bringing in Bollywood actors such as Deepika Padukone and Jacqueline Fernandes to the platform.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Also read:

 

Written By

Among other subjects, I cover the increasing usage of emerging technologies, especially for surveillance in India

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

Looking at the definition of health data, it is difficult to verify whether health IDs are covered by the Bill.

News

The accession to the Convention brings many advantages, but it could complicate the Brazilian stance at the BRICS and UN levels.

News

In light of the state's emerging digital healthcare apparatus, how does Clause 12 alter the consent and purpose limitation model?

News

The collective implication of leaving out ‘proportionality’ from Clause 12 is to provide very wide discretionary powers to the state.

News

The latest draft is also problematic for companies or service providers that have nothing to with children's data.

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ