Myspace appoints Hari V Krishnan as country manager

Mumbai: MySpace has appointed Hari V. Krishnan as country manager for MySpace India. In his new role, Krishnan is responsible for overseeing strategy and operations for the MySpace India business, which has grown 36% since MySpace India launched in April 2007. 

At MySpace India, Krishnan will lead the development of content, product and marketing programs, create innovative advertising solutions for brand partners, and build out strategies for driving user engagement and strengthening brand awareness of MySpace India. Krishnan is based at MySpace India headquarters in Mumbai and will report to Sung Lee, Vice President of Asian Operations for MySpace.

"Hari’s impressive background in the internet space, his keen business sense and his tremendous leadership qualities make him the ideal fit for this important role," said Lee. "Driving growth in India is a top priority for MySpace internationally and it was crucial that we find someone with his depth of experience in the Indian marketplace. We know Hari’s passion and talents will be a tremendous addition to our global team – we are thrilled to welcome him."

Krishnan has more than eight years of experience in the online space and most recently served as the vice president for corporate planning and marketing for Travelguru, India’s top travel website. As a senior member of the company’s management team, he was responsible for all of the company’s brand marketing activities and product development.

Before joining Travelguru, Krishnan was the manager of business development and strategy and Yahoo! India. There he helped build a number of successful strategic alliances, conceived and implemented strategic business models and plans for a new entertainment service, provided financial analysis that steered the growth for his business unit, negotiated deals with local content providers and led initiatives for the company’s largest business unit. Before joining Yahoo! India, Krishnan worked at Cisco in the United States for four years. There he served as a product manager and was responsible for managing an international team of product marketing specialists.

Krishnan received an engineering degree from the University of Mumbai and a master of science degree in telecommunications from the University of Colorado in the United States. He also earned his MBA from INSEAD in Singapore and France. Krishnan is an active member of the All India Tennis Association and a regular volunteer for the World Wildlife Fund for Nature. He lives with his wife in Mumbai.