Head of Partnership Solutions, Startups and Venture Capital
Apurva prior to joining Google he was the SVP & Chief of Staff to CEO & MD at Tech Mahindra where he was integral in transforming the company performance which resulted in the share price going up from Rs 700 to Rs 1600 within a span of 12 months. Before Tech Mahindra, he was the Chief Revenue Officer of RateGain, one of world’s leading SaaS company’s serving over 12,000+ customers in the travel and hospitality industry across 100+ Countries where he and his team successfully grew the company from 20 Mn to 63 Mn within a span of 34 months. RateGain IPOed in India in Dec 2021.
Prior to joining RateGain, Apurva was the Global Head of Marketing for HCL Technologies, a 10 Bn US$ global IT major. Under his leadership HCL became the fastest growing brand in the Interbrand top Indian brands list for 2 years.
In ‘16, he was awarded the “Marketer of the Year” by World Leadership Forum, “Digital Marketer of the Year” by IAMAI and “B2B Marketer of the Year” by Paul Writer. He was honoured by Campaign Asia magazine by being inducted in their 40 under 40 List. Prior to HCL, he was the youngest country manager at Ranbaxy Laboratories (now Sun Pharmaceuticals) leading the business in Australia & NZ. In various parts of his career he’s worked in Asia-Pacific, India, Africa, U.K. and North America.