Nikhil Rungta quits to join Reliance Jio as its chief marketing officer

31 Mar, 2014

Nikhil Rungta has stepped down as the business head of fashion and lifestyle e-tailer to join Reliance Jio Infocomm as its chief marketing officer, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Rungta joined Yebhi in March last year where he looked after strategy, planning and execution of the company's sales, marketing and product development.

The report first appeared in Medianama.

Prior to joining Yebhi, Rungta was marketing head at Google, where he was responsible for all Google products including Search, YouTube, Chrome, Google+ and Android, among others. Earlier, Rungta was founding GM and head of marketing at Yatra Online Pvt Ltd and also worked as client servicing director at McCann Erickson India before that. Rungta graduated from Delhi University and did his MBA in Marketing and International Business from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies.

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJI) is the telecommunications arm of Reliance Industries Ltd. Last August, the company had applied to the department of telecom (DoT) for a unified licence, which will enable it to offer voice-based services on the broadband wireless access spectrum besides 4G data services as per the recently issued unified Licence guidelines issued by the department. According to a recent report, Reliance Jio would use the mix of airwaves it owns to offer both high-speed data and voice services. In addition to high-speed data, the 4G network will also provide voice services.