wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Former WhatsApp Executive joins Truecaller as Director of Public Affairs in India

truecaller screen
truecaller

Truecaller has appointed former WhatsApp executive Pragya Misra Mehrishi as the Director of Public Affairs in India. In her new role, Mehrishi will lead Truecaller India’s public affairs strategy and work on developing relationships with various stakeholders like government officials, business partners, investors, media, and civil society members. She will report to Truecaller’s Chief Commercial Officer Kari Krishnamurthy. 

Mehrishi’s résumé

Prior to her appointment by Truecaller, Mehrishi was the Communications Manager for WhatsApp India and was involved in the social media company’s product feature launches like its digital payments business. She also worked on tackling policy issues related to privacy, security, user safety, and regulations for the company. 

In 2014, Mehrishi was assigned to increase trade from Danish private and public enterprises to India and South Asia at the Royal Danish Embassy. Her previous stints also include working at EY India. 

Truecaller in India

India is Truecaller’s largest market, accounting for over 75% of the company’s 250 million-strong user base. Apart from the caller ID service and anti-spam features, the Swedish-based company also runs a ‘Premium’ subscription, through which users get additional features such as knowing who searched their profiles and browse other profiles via an incognito mode.

As of May 2020, it had revealed that 720,000 of 1.2 million premium subscribers were from India. In 2020, its active users grew by 25% to 267 million; the company claimed that it became profitable and cash flow positive as well. In January, it hired a new chief financial officer to prepare for an initial public offering (IPO).

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Also Read:

 

Written By

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

India's IT Rules mandate a GAC to address user 'grievances' , but is re-instatement of content removed by a platform a power it should...

News

There is a need for reconceptualizing personal, non-personal data and the concept of privacy itself for regulators to effectively protect data

News

Existing consumer protection regulations are not sufficient to cover the extent of protection that a crypto-investor would require.

News

The Delhi High Court should quash the government's order to block Tanul Thakur's website in light of the Shreya Singhal verdict by the Supreme...

News

Releasing the policy is akin to putting the proverbial 'cart before the horse'.

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ