Reliance Jio SVP-Marketing Nikhil Rungta quits

By November 2nd, 2015 AT 2:07 PM

Nikhil Rungta, the Senior Vice President – Marketing of Reliance Jio, has quit the company to join SoftBank-backed realty portal,, as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Rungta’s departure is among the high-profile exits from Mukesh-Ambani-owned Reliance Jio, which is preparing to start commercial operations in the country. Sandeep Das and Sumit Chowdhury are some of the high-profile executives who left Jio earlier this year.

Rungta served Jio for over 20 months and helped it build a digital services brand using mix of Traditional and Digital Marketing. Having over 20 years of experience, Rungta also led marketing for trial of Jio products and services amongst employees and with customers at big ticket events like IPL, besides helping the company launch Jio Chat – an OTT messaging app.

Prior to Jio, he played key business leadership roles at start-ups like Yebhi and He was the first CMO for Google in India, where he held that position for four years.Rungta’s appointment is aimed at strengthening the top management team at “For the last two decades, he has worked in leadership roles across sales, marketing and e-commerce with both multinationals and start-ups,” Chief Business Officer (CBO) Jason Kothari, said on Rungta’s appointment.

“He has a deep understanding of the Indian consumer market and has used a mix of traditional marketing and digital media to grow world-class businesses and brands from the ground up,” Kothari added. has been on a hiring spree this year. It has made several appointments at senior level after its board sacked co-founder and then CEO Rahul Yadav. The start-up appointed Rishabh Gupta as interim CEO in July, followed by Jason Kothari’s appointment as the Chief Business Officer in August. also roped in Keerthi Kiran and Mani Rangarajan as Vice President, New Real Estate Projects, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), respectively.

Chhavi is a social media enthusiast and telecom technologies admirer. Based out of New Delhi, she is a corporate communication and marketing professional by day and writer by night. If she is not busy with Telecom, you can find her reading management books.

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well when one thing goes wrong everything goes wrong. main problem with this delay is state governments. every company takes a centralized permission from delhi or state government instead of taking permission from every municipal office, pwd nd UIT’s. but here comes the problem. reliance gio dint do that. that took diff way. they applied for cabling permission in every district. at many places district collectors gave permission nd issued orders to deposit the amount payable against cutting road nd various other things. this took around two years. and still at many places its not happening. now comes the other… Read more »

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