Hires & Promotions: Hotstar, Cleartrip, Outbrain

Quick look at new hirings, promotions and people movements this week

Nikhil Madhok Quits Hotstar

Nikhil Madhok, EVP & Head of Original Content, Hotstar, has resigned from his post.

Confirming the news, Madhok says, "Building Hotstar Specials from scratch has been one of the most joyous and satisfying experiences of my professional life. The contribution these shows made to Disney + Hotstar's explosive growth were a source of pride, but the best gift was the love and appreciation received from our viewers. The Emmy Award nomination was not bad either! During this time, I have had the good fortune of working with some incredible colleagues across the organisation and in particular with an extremely talented and passionate content team. I wish them the very best. At the same time, I am extremely excited about the next opportunity that has come my way and eagerly looking forward to sharing details in due course." 

Cleartrip Hires Shubham Khurana As Head Of Brand Marketing

Online travel company Cleartrip has appointed Shubham Khurana as the Brand Head. In his new role, Khurana will be responsible for augmenting Cleartrip’s brand presence across the country and further expanding its footprint in the newer markets along with enhancing the customer.

Talking about the appointment, Khurana adds, “I am excited about this mandate as it brings me back to the industry I'm extremely passionate about. Travel is one of the most inspiring categories with some of the most uninspiring communication as of today, which is possibly why there isn’t any distinctive brand from India in this space yet. There is a great opportunity to create a contemporary and exciting brand, breaking the clutter of the price and discount-led communication which dominates the industry. Cleartrip has been able to create a niche yet the loyal base of customers over the years, and I’m looking to take the goodness of the platform to the world at large with a renewed and refreshing brand identity and communication, as my first priority. I am excited about being a part of Cleartrip and look forward to contributing to its renewed growth and success.” 

Outbrain Appoints Surbhi Nagpal As Senior Director & Head Of Amplify India

Surbhi Nagpal has joined Outbrain as Senior Director and Head of Amplify India. Prior to this, she was Chief Revenue and Growth Lead at editorji.

In the past, Nagpal has worked with organisations like Discovery Inc, Hotstar and Star TV Network.

Shouneel Charles, Managing Director at Outbrain India, welcomed Nagpal to the organisation in a social media post. "Surbhi brings in Monetisation & Revenue leadership experience from top media organisations like Disney, Discovery and Hotstar and we are very excited as she joins us to lead our sales efforts in the region."

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