Exclusive: Gautam Sinha has been appointed the Chief Operating Officer of Times Internet Ltd*, MediaNama had learned from reliable sources. An Indiatimes representative has confirmed the development. Sinha was previously the Director (Technology & e-Commerce) at Indiatimes, joining the company in 2007 as CTO, and led the deployment of a new platform for e-commerce at the company. He will report to Indiatimes CEO Satyan Gajwani. We’ve written to Indiatimes for details of Sinha’s responsibilities as COO.

Sinha has over 24 years of experience, and prior to joining Indiatimes, he was the COO/CTO of CashEdge Inc. Prior to CashEdge, he held senior management positions at Sevant, Aspect Communications, at the Neural Applications Corporation, and at the Ministry of Defense in India (DRDO).

His appointment comes shortly after Satyan Gajwani took on the role of CEO of Indiatimes after Rishi Khiani left the company. Khiani’s last day at the company is August 17th 2012.

*Disclosure: Times Internet Ltd is an advertiser with MediaNama