Infotech Lead Asia: Microsoft veteran Latif Nathani has joined e-commerce platform eBay India as the new managing director.
Nathani will replace Muralikrishnan B, the current India head.
Muralikrishan has been with eBay since 2005 and took over as country manager in 2011. He helped to grow eBay India’s position as India’s leading online marketplace with 5 million registered users from 4,306 Indian cities.
Muralikrishnan will be exploring entrepreneurial opportunities outside of eBay.
Nathani has 22 years of experience including a 15 year career at Microsoft and Symantec and most recently served as CEO of product strategy consulting firm.
He has expertise in building and leading high performance global business, engineering and marketing teams. He led a consumer incubator for Microsoft India (including equity investments in mobile payments), headed Global Product Marketing for Symantec’s Norton business and was cofounder of eMemories.com.
“India will be a mobile first market with the vast majority of Indian consumers having their first online transaction on a smartphone or tablet,” said eBay Senior Vice President and Managing Director Asia Pacific Jay Lee.