Friday , July 20 2018

UCWeb appoints Damon Xi as UCWeb India GM


UCWeb, an Alibaba Mobile Business Group organization today has announced the selection of Damon Xi as the General Manager for UCWeb in India.

This change will solidify Damon in charge of the tactical alliance and business growth for the commercial in India.

Kenny Ye, General Manager of Overseas Business, Alibaba Mobile Business Group, spoke about the tactical change in India saying, India is one of the most energetic and fastest developing markets. Bringing in Damon as the General Manager for UCWeb will empower the group in India to effort and keep up with the similar power. Damon with his intentional capabilities and immense managing associations in the internet business is the ideal contender to take over Robert Bu, who will now be heading worldwide business of UC Union. The UCWeb story in India is not only transformative but also positions UCWeb as a thought leader in the mobile internet domain and we are sure that Damon will take the story forward to even bigger heights.

In the past Damon was in Tencent and has over 12 years of professional experience in internet and telecom business. Speaking about his change to UCWeb, he said, “The choice to head UCWeb in India could not come at a better period. The Indian mobile internet landscape is the most thrilling place to be at. UCWeb’s growth in India has been great so far and I am very happy to be a part of the same development.”

UC Browser has reached a landmark of 10 Crores MAUs in India and with a market share of 57% as per Stat Counter; UC Browser is the leading mobile browser in India. With a strategy of digitizing performance, UCWeb in India has recently lineup with various entertaining based actions be it film promotions with Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, TV Shows with its company with Colors TV shows such as Bigg Boss and Jhalak Dikhla Ja or Book Releases with Chetan Bhagat’s recent bestseller and One Indian Girl.

UC News, the newest product from UCWeb has also become the most copied news app in the Google Play app store within five months of its inauguration. UCWeb is poised to further consolidate its place as a content distribution platform by inviting more and more key opinion leaders, celebrities and self-publishers to appear the We Media program to deliver unique content on UC News. This might help the donors to attain traffic, revenue and groups from the stage.”

Damon has over 12 years of professional experience in telecom and internet business. Prior to joining UCWeb in September 2016, he had worked at Tencent and was responsible for strategic partnership, WeChat/JOOX business operation and post investment management of Tencent invested entities in some countries including India, Indonesia and South Africa. Prior to Tencent, Damon has worked TCL communication with different managing parts. Damon had graduated from business school of HKUST with MBA and bachelor degree from Liaoning University and Australia Victoria University.


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