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Outbrain names Shouneel Charles as MD for India

Singapore – Global web recommendation platform, Outbrain, has appointed Shouneel Charles, former executive vice president and business head digital at Time Group’s television division Times Network, to assume the position of managing director for its India arm

Charles brings more than 20 years of digital and media expertise, setting up large digital ecosystems, digital news publishing models, and profitable internet, as well as mobile-based businesses.

Aside from his previous role at Times Network, he worked as the chief revenue officer and chief sales and marketing officer at news media company NDTV, as well as the national sales head of Yahoo India, and as director at HBO & Warner Brothers India.

In his new role, Charles will be responsible for driving Outbrain’s revenue, business strategy, and digital growth.

Commenting on his appointment, Charles said that he will bring his skills to bear in the native advertising and digital ad tech spaces.

“Outbrain India is primed for rapid growth and I am privileged to now be a part of it. I hope to not only see business increase but also to be instrumental in the next phase of growth for Outbrain across India,” said Charles.

Andrew Burke, Outbrain’s managing director for APAC and growth markets, said, “We’re sure that with his impressive background in this region, he will help us continue to provide the best service across the open web.”