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ZEE5's Avi Kumar appointed as CMO, Join Ventures

Kumar has over ten years of experience in online business & marketing leadership roles

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Mumbai: Direct-to-consumer (D2C) platform Join Ventures has announced the appointment of Avi Kumar as its new chief marketing officer (CMO). In this new role, Kumar will lead global marketing for Join Ventures and its portfolio companies - IGP.com, IGP for Business, and Interflora India. 

Kumar is recognized among the top 30 CMOs by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and brings over a decade of experience in online business and marketing leadership roles. As the CMO, Kumar will be responsible for accelerating the market awareness and growth of Join Ventures' D2C ecosystem. 

Speaking on Kumar's new role, Join Ventures founder Tarun Joshi said, "Avi is a natural addition to our leadership team as he is a highly experienced, much-admired marketing leader with a proven track record of helping consumer companies build new disruptive categories and drive sustainable growth. Avi's entrepreneurial mindset and vision will build on this foundation and help propel Join Ventures forward during our next phase of growth." 

"The internet ecosystem and evolving consumer needs have led to the emergence of direct-to-consumer (D2C) businesses as a strong value proposition. Join Ventures with its amazing team, strong brand proposition, agile DNA, world-class tech and operational processes is at an inflexion point ready to take off and transform consumer experience and D2C landscape, and I am looking forward to being part of that growth trajectory," said Kumar. 

As the head of SVOD and brand marketing for OTT platform, ZEE5, he was responsible for the growth of the D2C and B2B business through a host of multimedia campaigns and industry-first innovations. Prior to that Kumar had led the marketing for India's largest radio brand Big FM and was instrumental in the growth of Oriflame in India.

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