Puneet Gupt has been appointed the new chief operating officer for Times Internet, with immediate effect. An Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta academian, Gupt has been the head of Times Internet’s news business since 2011 and has worked with the Times Group for over 10 years. During his tenure, the company launched eTimes, GadgetsNow, and NewsPoint. The company says Times Internet’s news business saw a 6.5 times growth under Gupt.
Gupt was vice president and business head of Times of India Digital (web and mobile) for over 4 years from 2012. He managed the digital business of 11 brands in Times Internet, including TOI Digital. He served as the chief operating officer of Times Internet’s news division since May 2016, where, according to him, he led TOI to a 5x growth in revenue and users. He also managed the Indic language business across 8 languages, and led it to a 7x growth.
Gupt was the product head at Times Group’s real estate portal MagicBricks until 2009. He has also been with hCentive Inc, Unicon Financial Intermediaries, Global Logic, and Infosys and Aztec.