Affle makes key appointments to strengthen the India business team

Appoints Vikas Katoch and Prashant Kripps and also promotes Gaurav Pahwa as part of growth strategy of Affle

New Delhi, June 18, 2012 - Affle, a leading international digital media company, today announced the appointment of Vikas Katoch as National Sales Head and Prashant Kripps as Head – Publisher Development& Management for it’s soon to be launched new digital business unit.

Vikas comes with over 12 years of rich digital sales & marketing experience in companies like Komli, Jivox, Hungama, IT Nation & Asian Paints. In his last role before joining Affle, he was the National Sales Head for Video advertising in Komli Media. Prashant, also an industry veteran comes with over 12 years of varied experience across television, print, OOH and digital media in companies like Komli Media, Times, HT Media, Media2Win & GroupM Mindshare. In his last role, prior to Affle he was the National Head for Publisher Groups at Komli Media.

Along with the appointment of Vikas and Prashant, Affle also announced the promotion of Gaurav Pahwa as National Sales Head – Mobile. Gaurav joined Affle last year from Network 18 and has since played a very key role in driving Affle’s mobile advertising sales effort forward.

Announcing the appointments, Sankalp Mehrotra, Regional Director, Business Development, Affle, said, “We are very happy to welcome Vikas and Prashant to the Affle team. Given their robust experience in the digital industry, we look forward to exciting times ahead and achieving continued success. I am equally pleased to announce Gaurav’s promotion to head Mobile Ad Sales in India. Over the last few months we have made a lot of key appointments in Affle, and with a team like this we believe we are well geared to achieve very significant business growth this year”

Commenting on the appointment, Vikas Katoch, National Sales Head, Affle, said, “I am extremely happy to join Affle at this crucial juncture when we are growing our business across new digital media domains I am looking forward to creating rapid business growth in Affle this year.”

Prashant Kripps, Head – Publisher Development, Affle, said, “I am very excited to be part of Affle at this time of rapid growth and expansion. Over the last few years I have worked across traditional & digital media and find the growth happening in mobile and some of the other digital advertising domains very fascinating. I am looking forward to contributing towards creating much greater success in Affle’

About Affle: Affle is a leading international digital media company with the headquarters in Singapore. Affle has consistently delivered innovations that enhance the user experience on messaging and make digital media a reality. Affle is currently headquartered in Singapore with business operations across several Asian markets. Affle’s investors include D2C (JV between NTT DoCoMo & Dentsu), Microsoft Corporation, Itochu Corporation of Japan, Bennett Coleman Company Limited (BCCL) and Centurion Private Equity.