Manav is Group Chief Marketing Officer & Head Digital Platforms at Getit Infoservices that owns & operates ASKME, ASKME Bazaar, AKSME Pay, ASKME Grocery & ASKME Furniture/Mebelkart in India and Findit Malaysia. He has been instrumental in not only creating digital strategy & platforms for the group but has also launched these while devising overall communication strategy. These disruptive platforms and consumer brands have already acquired near leadership position as integrated offering in local search, classified, deals & marketplace.
Within 6 quarters of launch, ASKME & ASKMEBazaar has acquired leadership position with 14M+ SMEs in searchable database, 70M monthly searches, 1M+ new classified ads every month, 15000+ paid advertisers per month, 15M+ APPs, 100k online SME storefronts with 3.5M SKUs available to be sold. Findit Malaysia was launched formally in March 2015 and has been downloaded 0.5M times with 0.4M merchants online. ASKME Grocery & Mebelkart has been scaled to 20 cities and formal brand launch of these and ASKME Pay is being worked upon. Manav is also working towards launching Findit marketplace in Malaysia and launches in Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Africa, Kuwait and Middle East.
In his earlier stints, Manav exited a startup in stealth mode that created an IP that helped telecom towers reduce their energy costs. In his last corporate role he led corporate strategy for Reliance Entertainment India and was founder of then India’s largest online local search platform that got investment interests from Navteq & acquisition interest from India’s largest online yellow pages company. While at Reliance, he also worked on launching businesses across FM Radio, Music, Motion Pictures, Movie rental & download, online gaming & a JV with Dreamworks Animation SKG. With formal education in Management & Law, he is very active in start-up ecosystem across India & Silicon Valley.