Taranjeet Singh puts in his papers as Country Director, Twitter India
Taranjeet Singh, Country Director, Twitter India has decided to move on from the social media company. He announced his decision on Twitter last evening (September 4, 2018). He further informed that Balaji Krish, Global Head of Revenue Strategy and Operations, would be the interim country head.
In a series of tweets, Singh stated, “After 4 amazing years, I have decided to move on from @TwitterIndia – from being one of the first @Twitter employees in #India, to build up the sales team from the ground up, to leading our expansion and investments as the India Country Director #AmazingRide.”
Continuing further, he wrote, “I’ll spend the next month transitioning my country duties to colleague and friend @BalajiKrish, our global head of revenue strategy and operations. He’s coming from the US to be interim country lead until my replacement is hired. We’ll ensure that @Twitter won’t miss a beat here... India is one of our largest and fastest growing markets worldwide today. We have hired many Tweeps at @TwitterIndia, diversified our client base across the country and continue to be the pulse of Indian society - breaking news, sports, entertainment, politics #Growth.”
A spokesperson from Twitter said, "We thank Taran for nearly four years of contributions and leadership to Twitter India. He built up our India sales team across the country and, most recently as our India country director, he led our cross-functional effort that has made India both one of our largest and fastest growing markets today. Under his leadership, we have seen strong business performance, a diversified client base, and many innovations for Twitter across India.
Over the next month, Taran will ensure a smooth transition to Balaji Krish, our global head of revenue operations and strategy, who will be coming from the US to be interim country lead while we search for Taran’s replacement in India. Balaji has spent the past 5 years at Twitter building up his global function and has also previously worked for Google in India to engage with CMOs, brands, and agencies.
We wish Taran all the best and we will continue to hire and invest in this strategic market. Overall, we’re excited about our fantastic business opportunities and amazing team in India right now. The long-term growth trends make India a top global priority for Twitter as we work towards fulfilling our company’s purpose to serve the public conversation in India."
Singh had joined Twitter India in 2015 as Business Head and was leading the charge for sales and marketing support for Twitter’s advertisers in India. In 2017, he was elevated to the position of Country Director for Twitter India.
Before Twitter, he had worked with BBC and Outlook Publishing.