Maneesh Dhir

Maneesh Dhir

Update: An AOL spokesperson has confirmed that Dhir has put in his papers, and will remain with the company for a couple of months before moving on.

The Indian operations will be led by Phillip Nelson, SVP and GM of India Operations, who will report to Ted Cahall, President (Products & Technologies) for AOL. AOLs publishing businesses in India, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Canada will report to MediaGlow, AOLs digital publishing unit. 

Original Story: You’re reading it here first: MediaNama has learned from reliable sources that Maneesh Dhir, EVP (International) for AOL and MD of AOL India is stepping down. An AOL spokesperson has declined to comment on has confirmed the development.

According to our sources, Dhir is is planning to start up, though we haven’t been able to ascertain the specific segment .

Dhir was responsible for all of AOLs overseas business development in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Under Dhir, AOL International expanded their presence from four to 38 countries, and set up their call center and development operations in Bangalore. They also set up an India portal – AOL India.

Dhir had been with AOL for almost 10 years. He was with Netscape when it was acquired by AOL in 1999, and had joined Netscape when they acquired KIVA Software, a California based Internet startup. Prior to being promoted to EVP (International), he was SVP and Country Manager for AOL in India.