Mumbai, India, September 24, 2014: Quikr, India’s online classifieds company, has announced the appointment of Vineet Sehgal as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer. Vineet will be responsible for marketing strategy and plans across all areas including brand building, performance marketing, partnership and alliances at Quikr.
Vineet brings to the company more than 18 years of experience in marketing and business strategy across diverse industries such as telecommunication, FMCG, banking and management consulting. He has helped scale several operations from start up to maturity in some of the world’s leading organisations such as Nokia, Nestle, Accenture, Cadburys and HSBC.
Commenting on his appointment, Pranay Chulet, Founder & CEO of Quikr, said, “We are delighted to welcome Vineet to Quikr. Quikr is made in India and for India, and Vineet has built his career scaling consumer businesses in the country so there was natural chemistry here. Vineet knows the Indian consumer and he knows the Indian consumer on mobile. His arrival was particularly well timed with our own plans, as the fun is just beginning.”
Prior to joining Quikr, Vineet headed Nokia’s programs and planning portfolio. He led large scale launches of some of the most used mobile devices in India. He also founded the Nokia Money start up team and drove its growth from conception to market roll out. He began his career in consumer marketing with Nestle.
Commenting on his role as CMO of Quikr Vineet Sehgal said, “It is an absolute pleasure for me to have the opportunity to join the team at Quikr which is writing such an interesting chapter of the Indian internet story. Quikr’s business is growing exponentially and its super exciting for me to be a part of this growth curve. Quikr has always been one of the most exciting internet brands and I look forward to further building it as the Indian internet becomes more and more synonymous with mobile internet.”
Vineet has earned his Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in Chemical Engineering from IIT, Delhi and is a graduate from IIM Calcutta.