Housing.com appoints Nikhil Rungta as marketing chief

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New Delhi, Nov 1: Housing.com has appointed Nikhil Rungta as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) as part of the strategy to strengthen top management team.

"Prior to Housing.com, Nikhil was the Senior Vice President – Marketing at Reliance Jio, and he was the first CMO for Google in India, where he held that position for four years," the SoftBank-backed realty portal said.


Rungta, with over 20 years of experience, has played key business leadership roles at start-ups like Yebhi and Yatra.com, it added. Housing.com has made several appointments at senior level after its board on July 1 this year sacked co-founder and then CEO Rahul Yadav.

Rishabh Gupta was appointed interim CEO in July, while Jason Kothari was appointed as the Chief Business Officer in August to drive the company's growth in India. In September, Housing.com appointed Keerthi Kiran as Vice President, New Real Estate Projects.

Last month, Mani Rangarajan was appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Nandini Mehta as General Counsel.

On Nikhil's appointment, Housing.com Chief Business Officer (CBO) Jason Kothari said: "For the last two decades, he has worked in leadership roles across sales, marketing and e-commerce with both multinationals and start-ups."

"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.

With presence in 50 cities and employing about 2,500 people, Housing.com provides independently verified listings of homes. The portal, which was founded in 2012, has raised over USD 100 million from various investors.


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