Bangalore: Maneesh Dhir, who started and headed the India unit for AOL LLC, has quit after a decade-long stint with the Internet firm, to start a new venture.
An AOL India spokesman confirmed the development, first reported by media website Medianama.com. Dhir was not reachable for comment.
Dhir was the executive vice-president (international) and managing director of AOL India, in charge of expanding AOL’s presence outside the US in two years from four to 38 countries.
He joined AOL, when it acquired browserfirm Netscape. He joined Netscape after it acquired Kiva Software, a US internet startup he co-founded.
Phil Nelson, senior vice-president and general manager, who was reporting to Dhir, would now lead the India operations.