Yahoo! India has announced that they have appointed Arun Tadanki, age 38, as Managing Director and that he will be starting in one month’s time.
Arun Tadanki’s current position is President and Managing Director of the Asia Pacific division of Monster.com, a position he has held since 2004.Â Previously, he had been in charge of Monster India, in Hyderabad, reporting to Monster Asia Pacific Headquarters in Sydney, Australia. Â He has been at Monster.com since 2002 when Monster.com acquired JobsAhead.com
Arun Tadanki was an early pioneer on the internet, joining JobsAhead.com in 2000 as head of sales and marketing.
Prior to joining JobsAhead.com, Arun Tadanki worked at Nestle India.Â He was initially hired by Nestle India as a management trainee, and over the course of eight years, worked in various positions and rose to head of the culinary business.
Arun Tadanki graduated from the India Institute of Technology Madras in mechanical engineering and received an MBA at the India Institute of Management Ahmedabad.
Arun Tadanki is a part time DJ, concentrating on rock music from the 1970s and 1980s.Â He trained at Denon DJ school in Singapore.Â You can see him in action at Dublin, ITC Luxury Collection Hotel, in Hyderabad and at Mojo, in Gurgaon.
Arun Tadanki has previous won a number of honours.Â India Today named him as one of the “Top 50 Young Leaders of India” in 2005 and Business Today named him as one of the “Top 25 Hottest Young Executives in India” in 2004.
Hopefully Arun Tadanki can shake things up at Yahoo India and improve their business greatly with his deep understanding of the Indian market and his management experience in successful large companies.Â Google’s market share in India is an astonishing 81.4% compared to Yahoo!’s 9.4%.Â It is time that Yahoo! got aggressive and cut into Google’s strong lead.