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Zomato ropes in Durga Raghunath as Senior Vice President – Growth

Zomato has appointed Durga Raghunath as Senior Vice President - Growth, where she will be responsible for managing new businesses like Zomato’s upcoming food events vertical and SneakPeek – Zomato’s recent foray in video content. Raghunath will also be spearheading ad innovations for Zomato and further help monetisation of the country’s largest food app. This will be her second stint with Zomato. She had earlier played an active role in advising early-stage start-ups. 

Raghunath is currently serving as CEO, Indian Express Digital Media Services. 

Commenting on Raghunath’s appointment, Deepinder Goyal, Founder & CEO, Zomato, said, “I am excited to have Durga back with us to help Zomato accelerate its growth trajectory for years to come.” 

On her new role, Raghunath said, “I have always been impressed by the way Zomato delivers true product value by getting the details right. Deepinder’s clear vision for the future is exciting as well as scary. I’m very thrilled to be coming back to Zomato and help build one of the most meaningful food companies of our times.” 

Raghunath was the Founder-CEO of Firstpost, India’s first exclusively digital newsroom. She also served as the CEO of Network18 Digital, where she oversaw Moneycontrol, IBNLive, News18, Firstpost, Burrp!, In.com and regional media products. She began her career in book publishing in India and with HarperCollins in New York. She was Co-founder and CEO of Juggernaut Books, a digital first publishing start-up that focuses on creating new genres of e-books and a writing platform for the Indian public on their smartphones. 

Prior to that, she was at Zomato. She is also a Facebook #SheLeadsTech Mentor. Raghunath has an MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and a Publishing Degree from Columbia University in New York City. She studied Media at Sophia Polytechnic in Mumbai and majored in Chemistry at Stella Maris College, Chennai.

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