Ankur Jain

Director Business Development at YourStory Media

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Operational Strategy Cross Functional team maangement New product development Business Sales
I am a sales and marketing professional with more than 11 years of work experience in Telecom & Internet companies.

I had had an opportunity to work in startups and established companies. I have always worked in roles where I built products, started sales from scratch, ran projects and successfuly competed them.
Execution and building relationships have been my key strengths.

Specialties: Sales, Operations, Marketing & Team management
Domains: Retail, E-commerce, Digital & Telecom

If I have to term myself, I would say I am more of a "on the street" kind of a person, who likes to keep his ears on the ground and ensure that I find the solution to challenges in real terms.

Entrepreneurship and startups have been my passion. I have been part of the core group, who started Entrepreneurship Cell in IMT Ghaziabad, which is currently India's one of the best E-cells. I did start my own company, connect2MBA and soon realised what it takes to run a company and scale it. I joined LIQVID, a small but very promising company and played key role in starting the mobile division.

At Airtel, I managed Digital Education portfolio and then was part of the central Retail Ops team, who manages 2500 retail stores Pan India. Sales & service were key deliverable for us. Then I headed Franchise retail business for Punjab, Haryana and HP. I was managing a team of more than 800 direct & indirect employees along with 225 channel partners.

I worked with Amazon to write history in Online Grocery Delivery business. I worked with India's Top Retailers to offer selection of products with in 2 hours time.

Currently I am working with Yourstory Digital Media Company, India's most loved startup company.

I like doing things and being in the thick of action. "Go-Getter" is a way of life for me.

Director Business Development at YourStory Media

Jun 2018 - Present

YourStory is India's no.1 media tech platform for entrepreneurs. We are the most credible, loved and sought-after voice in this space, and We reach and inspire millions of young Indians. YourStory began by chronicling India's startup ecosystem and has now extended its focus to include SMBs and local India. We are the single destination for the country's entrepreneurs, providing content, data and networking opportunities and fostering connections amongst all constituents of the ecosystem.

Regional Business Development Head at Amazon India

Aug 2016 - Jun 2018

Franchise Retail Business Head at Bharti Airtel Ltd

Jan 2012 - Aug 2016

Multiple Roles in Airtel Retail, Sales, Product

Strategic Alliance Manager at LIQVID eLearning Services Pvt Ltd

Mar 2010 - Oct 2011

Team Lead- DBA at Atos Origin

May 2006 - May 2008


MBA Sales & marketing at IMT Ghaziabad

Jun 2008 - Feb 2010

BE Electronics at NIT Surat

Aug 2002 - Apr 2006

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