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Yahoo India & SEA Managing Director Arun Tadanki Quits

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ExclusiveArun Tadanki, Managing Director, Yahoo (India & South East Asia), has quit after almost a four year stint with the company.

The company said that Tadanki will remain with Yahoo till June 2013 and will play an active role in supporting the company during the transition period. Its currently not clear as to where he is heading next, although he mentioned that he will be “playing a very different role within the Internet ecosystem, beyond India”.

Tadanki had joined as Yahoo India MD back in 2009, filling in the gap left by George Zacharias’s departure from the company. He was later given an additional mandate as the Managing Director for the South East Asia region, starting January 1st 2012. The South East Asia region included a group of five Asian countries including Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia, and along with India came under Yahoo’s APAC business region.

Prior to joining Yahoo, Tadanki was serving as the the President (Asia Pacific & Middle East) for Monster, and had been with Monster for around seven years. He’s also had stints at JobsAhead.com and Nestle India.

During Tadanki’s tenure, Yahoo India set up editorial operations, and inked local content partnerships across categories like as Cricket, Bollywood, Entertainment and News in English and six other local languages. The company currently offers co-branded property in HindiMarathiTamilBengali, Kannada and Malayalam, thanks to its tie-ups with JagranLokmatDinamalarAnandabazar Patrika, Udayavani and Malayala Manorama respectively.


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  • Arun Purohit

    May better ideas take root in Yahoo. His four years have seen Yahoo transform from an admirable brand to a favorite punching bag

    • Niraj

      Arun has to be responsible for the decline of Yahoo India. He should’ve been let go long ago!

  • Sanjay Gupta

    He will be missed at yahoo. He brought much needed stability.

  • Ramesh K

    Good luck Arun. You will do wherever you may go.

  • He kept up the momentum in spite of a lot of change at headquarter. Wishing him well.

  • He is a mentor and a good friend. Hope this will open gates to a great innings for him. The world is so much bigger (than yahoo)

  • Sumit k

    That’s disappointing but life goes on.

  • vivek madhukar

    This is quite a big loss for Yahoo but i am sure Arun would do something big in the space soon


  • Niraj

    Expect more housing cleaning to come! Yahoo India is better without Arun!