Currently based in Mumbai, Viral Jani has over 15 years of experience in media, consumer technology, investments and strategy. He is now the Executive Vice President at Times Bridge of Times Internet. Viral is a recognised media speaker for social media influence for organisations, as well as digital diplomacy.
Viral leads the growth and portfolio success at Times Bridge, the global investment and partnership arm of the Times Group. Times Bridge’s portfolio includes Airbnb, Coursera, Headspace, Houzz, Luminary, Stack Overflow, Smule, Uber and Wattpad, among others. Prior to this, Viral was part of the early leadership team at Twitter in India. He led strategy and media partnerships for Twitter across India and was instrumental in launching many new initiatives/products for Twitter in India including videos and content monetisation. In the early part of his career, Viral was associated with launching and driving growth for major media houses like NDTV, Disney, Viacom, Times Television and GroupM in India.