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Updated- Industry Moves: Vserv.mobi, GroupM, One97 Mobility Fund

Vserv.mobi, a global mobile advertising network, has appointed David Yin as General Manager – Developer Business. He is based in Singapore and will work under Vikas Gulati, VP Business Development – Asia at Vserv.mobi.

Prior to joining Vserv.mobi, David Yin worked at Nokia as a senior APAC Business Development Manager – Ecosystem and Developer Experience. He has also worked at Cap Gemini Australia as a Manager – Strategy Consulting, as a Senior Strategy Analyst at SingTel Optus, as a Senior Product Strategy Analyst at Orange UK, and as a Product Profitability Analyst at Vodafone Australia. He has 15 years of experience in mobile telecommunications, internet, technology space and has worked with the developer community across Asia.

Founded in 2010, Vserv.mobi recently started expanding its operations in South East Asia and opened an office in Singapore. David Yin’s appointment fits right in its plan to expand its operations in SE Asia region.


GroupM South Asia CEO, Vikram Sakhuja, will take the role of Global CEO for the group’s International media agency, Maxus,  reports Exchange4Media. He will be based in the company’s Mumbai office.

According to the report, Sakhuja will replace Kelly Clark, who will move to another role in the group.

This follows the changes in Mindshare, with Ashutosh Srivastava being promoted as Mindshare’s Global Head for Emerging Markets. Sakhuja had joined GroupM in 2002 as Managing Director of Mindshare Fulcrum, and was promoted to the position of Managing Director of Mindshare South Asia, and subsequently to the CEO. He has had stints with STAR India, Coca-Cola Company India and Procter & Gamble.


 One97 Mobility Fund (OMF), an initiative of One97 Communications, has appointed Arun Katiyar as a Venture Catalyst. He will engage with and mentor One97 Mobility Fund’s portfolio leaders on their business strategies.

Arun Katiyar was the founder and Chief Operating Officer of the India Today Group. Apart from that, he has worked at indya.com, a Newsorp company, with various responsibilities, at Radio City 91 FM, and at Microland as a VP Technical support.

One97 Mobility Fund is $100 million fund which invests across seed & early stages startups with an average deal size ranging from $500k to $5 million. The fund makes investments in the mobile internet space. Their investments include TheMobileGamer, Leapsky, Ciqual, Paytm, Dexetra, Raining Clouds, among others.

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