SAN FRANCISCO, USA – 12th July 2012: InMobi, the largest independent mobile advertising network, today announces the appointment of Shrikant Latkar as Vice President, Global Marketing. In his role, Shrikant will lead all aspects of marketing for InMobi, aligning the marketing strategy and brand positioning to embrace a new hyper-growth phase in the rapidly evolving mobile advertising industry.
Shrikant brings to InMobi over 18 years of experience in the technology industry, harnessing a wealth of knowledge, gained from global leadership roles in marketing, product management and engineering at Juniper Networks, Avaya and Lucent Technologies. Shrikant joins InMobi from Aricent Group, a global innovation and technology services company, where he was responsible for marketing all products and solutions for the three strategic business units: Product Engineering Services, Carrier Services and Solutions, and frog.
Shrikant Latkar, VP, Global Marketing comments: “InMobi has enjoyed rapid growth and has helped to shape the success of the mobile advertising industry as it stands today. Its ability to offer enormous global reach, combined with a unique rich media platform – Sprout, for building and delivering HTML5 rich media ads to mobile devices gives it a significant advantage over the competition. I look forward to leading InMobi’s marketing during such an exciting time in the industry.”
Naveen Tewari, Founder and CEO at InMobi concludes: “Shrikant joins InMobi as we continue to expand globally and offer the latest innovation to customers. We are very focused on creating global synergies across our products and solutions, and Shrikant’s appointment is central in helping us to achieve this. With his vast experience in successfully bringing products to market and effectively communicating them, Shrikant is the ideal person to help us achieve our goals and create a cohesive offering on a global scale.”
Shrikant will be based at the InMobi San Francisco office in the USA. InMobi has recently expanded its office footprint in Australia, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
InMobi is the largest independent mobile advertising network. With offices on five continents InMobi provides advertisers, publishers and developers with a uniquely global solution for advertising. The network is growing and now delivers the unprecedented ability to reach 587 Million consumers, in over 165 countries, through Billions of daily mobile ad impressions.
The recent acquisition of Sprout, a leading HTML5 authoring platform for mobile rich media, helps expand the InMobi offering to creative agencies and brands. InMobi is venture-backed by investors including: SoftBank, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sherpalo Ventures. The company has offices in Bangalore, London, New York, San Francisco, Melbourne, Singapore, Tokyo, Nairobi, Johannesburg, Paris, Madrid, Hamburg, Dubai, Seoul and Moscow.
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