Mahesh Narayanan is the Global Chief Operating Officer at Saavn. Based out of India’s Mumbai office, he oversees numerous functions of the company to encourage growth and support Saavn’s expansion. Narayanan is one of India’s top digital business leaders with over 15 years of experience across businesses in the mobile, ad-tech and consumer Internet spaces. He has been featured as one of the Top 99 Tech Indians twice (2012 and 2014), by Exhibit - a leading tech publication. Mahesh has held various senior leadership positions across global technology media companies such as Google, AdMob and Sociomantic. He has been a part of three companies that exited successfully through an acquisition. He spent 7 years at Google India across various functions and was awarded the Google Hero for his outstanding contribution to the organization. He joined AdMob as the Country Manager for India in 2009, and moved back to Google after the acquisition of AdMob.
Mahesh was named the Mobile Marketing Person of the Year at the Indira Marketing Excellence awards in 2011. He has also been featured in the Digital Power 100 list as one of the icons of India’s Digital ecosystem in 2012 by Impact, a leading advertising, media and marketing publication.