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Ajit Balakrishnan named Chairman Emeritus as Sanjeev Bikhchandani takes over as IAMAI Chairman
Thu, 01 May 2008 - PRESS RELEASE

New Delhi, 1st May 2008: Ajit Balakrishnan, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Rediff.com and globally the most well-known face of Indian internet and new media business is the Chairman Emeritus of the Internet and Mobile Association of India [IAMAI]. In his capacity as the Chairman Emeritus, a life-time appointment, Mr Balakrishnan would head the Council of past Chairpersons and provide strategic direction to the association as well as the Internet and Mobile Content and Services industry.

The governing board of IAMAI has also unanimously elected Mr Sanjeev Bikhchandani, another pioneering tech entrepreneur as the Chairman for the year 2008/09. Sanjeev, as is well-known, is the Founder and CEO of Info Edge India Limited which went public in 2006 and owns brands such as Naukri.com, Jeevansaathi.com, 99acres.com and Quadrangle.

Commenting on the priorities of before the association, Mr Bikhchandani said, “building bridges and partnerships with relevant government agencies is the top priority. Broadband penetration, better terms of business for online publishers and mobile content and services industry too are on top of the list”. He added, “overall the digital industry needs focused collective action to make internet and mobile content and services popular and, at the same time, create an enabling environment for business”. “It is, therefore, necessary that the representative association of the industry, IAMAI, is strengthened”, he concluded.

Mr Sanjay Aggarwal, General Manager, Operations, India

  

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