Housing.com Appoints Nikhil Rungta as Chief Marketing Officer
Housing.com, India’s most innovative and trusted real estate platform, announced the appointment of Nikhil Rungta as its Chief Marketing Officer. A seasoned marketing veteran with over 20 years of experience, Nikhil is recognized as one of India’s top marketing leaders, with rich experience across companies like Reliance Jio, Google, and McCann Erickson.
Nikhil is a new age marketer whose career path is a testament to his ability at leveraging a mix of both traditional and digital marketing. Prior to Housing.com, Nikhil was the Senior Vice President – Marketing at Reliance Jio, and he was the first CMO for Google in India, where he held that position for four years. He has also played key business leadership roles at start-ups like Yebhi and Yatra.com.
Speaking about Nikhil’s appointment, Jason Kothari, Chief Business Officer, Housing.com said, “Nikhil is one of India’s leading marketers who has achieved remarkable success during his career. For the last two decades, he has worked in leadership roles across sales, marketing and e-commerce with both multinationals and start-ups. He has a deep understanding of the Indian consumer market and has used a mix of traditional marketing and digital media to grow world-class businesses and brands from the ground up. His rich experience will be a valuable addition to Housing.com’s growth plans and senior management team. We are very excited to have him on board with us.”
“Housing.com disrupted the online real estate market with a best in class product based on their cutting-edge technology, big data and youthful energy. Housing, like Apple, has a great mix of technology and design thinking, their UI and UX is world class. They are making the home buying decision much easier for customers. The Company has all the ingredients to become the next unicorn from India, and I am really excited to be a part of this journey with Housing. I would like to quote Travis Kalanick – CEO of Uber There are certain things in life where you have to go for it—just for the sheer adventure of it, and also for the potential.” said Nikhil Rungta, Chief Marketing Officer, Housing.com
Nikhil’s tenure at Google has been recognized on a global scale, when he achieved a milestone 10X growth for YouTube’s India user base with events like Live Streaming of IPL and Online Premier of Bollywood Blockbusters like Dabangg. In addition, he is also credited for helping make Google Chrome the number one web browser in the country. Rungta is also the man behind the Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF), he conceptualised and launched it in 2012, it is now as big as Cyber Monday in US or the Singles Day in China.
Nikhil’s achievements have been recognized on numerous other occasions. He was named as one of the ’50 Most Talented CMOs in India’ at the World Brand Congress in 2013. He has also received multiple awards at Google including the prestigious Google Founders Award and Platinum Award for Marketing. His initiative for Yebhi.com's 'Shopping via Virtual Wall' was awarded a Gold for the Innovation of the Year. Additionally, his work has been recognized and awarded at various prestigious events like Cannes Ad Festival, Clio and Goa Fest.
Nikhil holds a MBA from NMIMS in Mumbai and is a BSc from Hindu College in Delhi University.