eBay India names Latif Nathani as Managing Director!
India’s leading eCommerce Marketplace, today announced a transition in leadership. Latif Nathani, a senior executive with deep experience in the technology space in both India and the US will join eBay India as Managing Director.
Nathani is taking over from Muralikrishnan B, who will be transitioning his responsibilities by the end of the quarter and then will be exploring entrepreneurial opportunities outside of eBay.
Nathani has 22 years of experience including a 15 year career at Microsoft and Symantec and most recently served as CEO of product strategy consulting firm. He has extensive expertise in building and leading high performance global business, engineering and marketing teams. He also led a consumer incubator for Microsoft India (including equity investments in mobile payments), headed Global Product Marketing for Symantec’s Norton business and was cofounder of eMemories.com
Nathani said, “I am excited about leading the thriving eBay India business, a market leader in India, that has helped thousands of entrepreneurs make a livelihood as well as provide vast selection and great deals to millions of consumers. The marketplaces business model fascinates me and I look forward to steering the talented India team to even greater heights.”
eBay Senior Vice President and Managing Director Asia Pacific Jay Lee said, “India will be a mobile first market with the vast majority of Indian consumers having their first online transaction on a smartphone or tablet. Nathani’s deep experience in mobile, combined with his solid professional track record in India and the US make him an ideal candidate to lead eBay’s Indian business through the exciting changes ahead.”
“I also want to thank Muralikrishnan for driving our efforts in strengthening eBay’s position in an increasingly competitive market over the past two years.”
Muralikrishan said, “It has been my proud privilege to lead the India team and business through two of the most exciting years the industry has seen. We have set new benchmarks improving the customer experience along with building a stronger brand and reputation among government, industry, entrepreneurs and consumers.”
Muralikrishan has been with eBay since 2005 and took over as Country Manager in 2011. He helped to grow eBay India’s position as India’s leading online marketplace with 5 million registered users from 4,306 Indian cities.