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One97 Expands its Mobile-Internet Leadership Team


February 8, 2013 - New Delhi, Delhi, India

One97, India’s leading Mobile-Internet company, today announced key addition to senior leadership line-up focussed on the Mobile-Internet Business. Dushyant Saraswat will be leading the mobile apps and portals business, while Aji Joseph will be the brand-marketing sales head.

Dushyant has an extensive background in the Mobile-Internet space with over 15 years experience. Earlier he was heading Disney’s digital business across mobile and online platforms in India. He also led the broadband initiatives and strategic relationships with mobile partners and expanded the Disney Interactive group, which includes Indiagames and UTV new media businesses. Dushyant has also held several key management positions with Zapak Digital Entertainment and ICICI Bank.

On joining One97, Dushyant says, “I am excited to leverage my background spanning digital content driven business, strategic relationships and knowledge about the app economy, to aid One97’s growth momentum.” He will be based in Delhi.

Aji Joseph will lead One97’s brand-marketing sales for India. Aji brings significant new media and mobile marketing experience. Most recently he was the Business Head for Digital Ads Sales at Disney Interactive and before that Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing for Reliance DigiCom. He has also lead, Business Development for OnMobile and Mobile2win. Aji will be based out of One97’s Mumbai office.

Aji says, “We are witnessing a constant growth in the mobile medium. India will have within the next year or so over 100 million active Mobile-Internet users. I am incredibly excited to tap this opportunity with One97 to interact with this huge base of Mobile phone owners. This is their home screen and with them constantly. I’m sure our future innovations & solutions for Mobile marketing and advertising will add to the mobile momentum.”

Welcoming Dushyant and Aji to the team, Vijay Shekhar, Founder & CEO of One97 said:
“Mobile-Internet is taking over desktop internet in India, and with incredible team members like Dushyant and Aji, I am sure One97 will lead the pack. Their rich experience and the entrepreneurial working environment of One97 will be a great journey together.”

About One97 Communications

One97 is India’s leading Mobile Internet Company. Driven by great consumer experience One97 offers digital goods & services to mobile consumers under its Paytm brand. The company also offers Mobile Advertising and Mobile Payments for merchants. One97 is backed by marquee investors SAIF Partners, Intel Capital, SAP Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank and has offices in India, Middle East and Africa. More on www.One97.com.

Source: Business Wire India

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