Update: Kumar has joined MSN
Earlier (July 2nd 2009): Salil Kumar, COO at NDTV Convergence, has put in his papers, MediaNama has learned. When contacted, Kumar declined to comment on the development. According to our sources, Kumar put in his papers a week to ten days ago. At NDTV Convergence, Kumar is believed to have been particularly responsible for chalking out the mobile strategy, given that he was with Bharti Airtel before joining NDTV Convergence. During his tenure, the company launched WAP portal NDTV Active and inked deals with Bharti Airtel for content on its VAS portal. The buzz is that Kumar may be joining MSN, where former NDTV CEO Sanjay Trehan had moved earlier this year.
Kumar had joined NDTV Convergence a year and 10 months ago from Bharti Airtel, where he was General Manager – Strategic Alliances and Business Development. Prior to joining Airtel, he was with Hungama as VP-Sales & Syndication, before which he was at HT Media Ltd.