Internet domain registrar and web hosting company, GoDaddy, has announced the appointment of Nikhil Arora as Vice President and Managing Director for India. Arora will lead corporate strategy, business development and customer experience for GoDaddy in the country.
According to the company, India is an important market as it has the largest population of small and medium businesses that are going online to grow their ventures.
“India has an estimated 460 million users online and an increasing mobile internet environment, so SMBs are taking their ventures online to attract customers and extend their brands,” said Andrew Low Ah Kee, Executive Vice President of GoDaddy International.
“We are delighted to have Nikhil on board to help SMBs in India grow their businesses online. His passion for solving technology challenges, working with SMBs to develop relevant products in emerging markets, and his proven business experience will help GoDaddy extend its leadership position in India.”
In his last outfit, Arora led the Asia and India operations for WeWork and prior to that he served as Vice President and Managing Director of Intuit India, where he led Intuit’s India business strategy, strengthened partnerships and capitalized on social, mobile and global market trends impacting small businesses.
Arora brings to the table his experience of corporate strategy, business development, marketing, finance and operations, over a career spanning two decades and five countries, including roles at Laureate Education, ADP, Delphi Automotive and CBS Television.
“I have a passion for helping to transform the lives of micro and small businesses by embracing their challenges and creating solutions to help them be successful. GoDaddy is the hub where businesses come to create a digital presence for their venture and continue to manage their digital presence with ease as their business grows. We believe in partnering with our customers during their business journey as they accelerate their path to success,” said Arora.
“Together with our partners, we have an opportunity in India to continue to fuel the dreams of small businesses and help them take their ideas to the next level. I look forward to working with the talented GoDaddy teams and supporting our customers in India.”
Arora has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from Hofstra University, New York.