Komli Media, Asia Pacific’s leading media technology platform, announced the appointment of Ruksh Chatterji as Vice President, India as part of the company’s strategic objective to achieve rapid growth in the Indian marketplace. In this role, Ruksh will be responsible for Komli Media’s India-based business.
Ruksh joins Komli from Jabong, one of the largest and fastest growing e-commerce businesses in India, where he ran the apparel business, delivering nearly half the company’s revenues. Prior to Jabong, Ruksh was a management consultant at Bain & Company in New York, where he worked across the private-equity group, pharmaceuticals, industrials and media practices.
Before Bain, Ruksh spent nearly a decade in various media roles, beginning with NDTV.com in 1999, transitioning to an ‘on-air’ role as a broadcast journalist for the network in New Delhi. Following a brief stint as an independent documentary filmmaker, Ruksh worked as a cameraperson with Bollywood director Prakash Jha on his film ‘Apaharan’ and as cinematographer for director Maneesh Sharma’s 16-mm art film ‘Sifar’, which won a special mention at Cannes.
In 2005, Ruksh joined Rajdeep Sardesai, as part of the founding team of CNN-IBN’s Mumbai Bureau, where he set-up editorial operations and support functions, apart from specializing in investigative reporting and covering crime & terrorism. As one of the youngest bureau-chief’s in the TV news industry at 27, Ruksh co-anchored the primetime-show India-360. Ruksh has an undergrad degree in electronics from Delhi University; a masters in mass communication from MCRC, Jamia and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
“I am excited to join Komli Media, a leader in digital advertising, at a pivotal point as the company transitions to focus on platform technologies” said Ruksh Chatterji, VP – India, Komli Media. He adds, “As a billion Indians leapfrog into becoming consumers of digital content and services, especially through mobile and apps, Komli with its unparalleled offering of digital advertising solutions is uniquely poised to capture a significant market opportunity. I look forward to working with the team to help the company reach its goals.”
Komli Media continues to focus on hiring and retaining talent that contributes to the company’s innovative and collaborative work culture, and is passionate about addressing key challenges in digital advertising. Amar Goel, Founder and CEO, Komli Media said, “With the addition of Ruksh, the company has strengthened its leadership team to further scale its business operations. Ruksh joins the Komli Media team at an exciting time as the company continues to build on its industry-leading position.” Komli Media has grown significantly over the past three years, and most recently announced the launch of its Remarketing Demand Side Platform and its Social Ads Platform.