Truecaller has appointed Tejinder Gill as Vice President of sales and head of India operations, replacing Kari Krishnamurthy who will be moving to a new role at the company’s headquarters in Sweden.
Gill joined Truecaller two months ago from LinkedIn where he was part of the core team that launched the product in India in 2010. India is the largest market for Truecaller, with 130-million consumers, and Gill will be focused on growing the business further.
“India is a priority market for us, and I will be focused on improving the consumer experience, driving monetisation and growing True SDK (software development kit)”. The company has grown 300% y-o-y, & Gill said that October 2016 had been their strongest month in revenue terms. Since the start of the year Truecaller has started looking at ways of monetising the app. A few days ago, it rolled out Truecaller Priority , with Ekart, Flipkart’s logistics division, as its first client.This uses contextual information to determine whether the customer is expecting a delivery , and will alert them when the delivery person is trying to call.