Singapore, January 30, 2012 - InMobi, the world's largest independent mobile advertising network, has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Phalgun Raju as the Regional Director and General Manager for Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Phalgun will spearhead the company's business strategy, sales, business development, and marketing for the region.Phalgun has joined InMobi from Google, where she led sales and business development efforts for strategic new advertising products with Fortune 500 brands and top agencies. "We are thrilled to have Phalgun join us at InMobi. We couldn't have asked for a better leader to drive our growth efforts in 2012, as we look to further enhance our position and brand as the top mobile ad network in Southeast Asia. Phalgun's exceptional professional background and leadership experience makes her a valuable asset to our team," said Naveen Tewari, Founder and CEO of InMobi.
"Southeast Asia is one of our strongest markets globally. Phalgun brings with her terrific leadership and sector experience that will help us further drive business growth and enter new markets in the region" said Atul Satija, Vice-President and Managing Director of InMobi, Asia Pacific. "I am delighted to join InMobi and be part of a high growth, and dynamic team both globally and in Southeast Asia. With a regional population of over 600 Million and a high growth mobile sector, mobile advertising has arrived in Southeast Asia. The opportunity to continue to build on InMobi's brand and position in this region is tremendous. What makes us stand out is the key role we play in demonstrating to agencies and advertisers the value of mobile advertising as a core part of not just their digital spend but their overall marketing budgets. I look forward to further engaging top brands, key agencies, and app developers in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan," Phalgun said. "To support our growth in the region we just moved into a new bigger office in Singapore and are continuing to attract top talent from the digital world to our already stellar team," Phalgun added. Prior to joining InMobi and Google, Phalgun worked with Nokia and McKinsey. At Nokia, Phalgun led global product marketing for the Emerging Devices business. Prior to Nokia she was one of the youngest Engagement Managers in the history of McKinsey. She has a MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
InMobi is the world's 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 485 Million consumers, in over 165 countries, through more than 93.4 Billion mobile ad impressions monthly. The recent acquisition of Sprout, a leading HTML5 authoring platform for mobile rich media, helps expand InMobi's offering to creative agencies and brands. InMobi was recently named "The Best Mobile Ad Network" at the 2011 MOBI Awards and was selected as a 2011 AlwaysOn Top 100 Mobile Company in Silicon Valley. InMobi is venture-backed by investors including: SoftBank, Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers and Sherpalo Ventures. The company has offices in Bangalore, Johannesburg, London, Nairobi, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo. To learn more, please visit www.inmobi.com/research, follow us on Twitter @InMobi, or read our blog at www.inmobi.com/inmobiblog/.
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