DB Digital appoints Paresh Goel as chief technology officer

DB Digital, the digital products business of the Dainik Bhaskar Group (DBCL), India’s largest print media company and home to flagship newspapers like Dainik Bhaskar, Divya Bhaskar and Divya Marathi, announced the appointment of Paresh Goel as the chief technology officer.

09 Jan 2020 | By Dibyajyoti Sarma

Paresh Goel

Paresh has a dynamic experience of close to two decades in building and operating technology systems at scale while working with some of the leading digital consumer companies including Adobe. He will be responsible for the Technology Function at DB Digital.

Prior to joining DB Digital, Paresh was VP, engineering at Meesho, one of the fastest-growing start-ups in India, and had also started his own company in the Ed Tech space before selling it to Adda247. Prior to that, he was in a technology leadership role at Hike Messenger and Adobe Systems. He is an expert in scaling technology systems across social, content, and commerce and has a proven track record of building products that are used by millions of users now.

Pathik Shah, CEO, DB Digital said, “I’m excited to welcome Paresh on board. We have worked together in the past on growing consumer products to tens of millions of users and built a lot of innovative features together. We’re looking forward to forming a stellar product and technology team for building an extremely high quality, engaging and personalised news product which can serve and delight the entire vernacular news market, the likes of which India, unfortunately, lacks right now. We are at an interesting stage of growth at present, and we’re looking forward to taking DB Digital to the next level.”

Goel added, “I am delighted to be leading technology at DB Digital. We have a unique opportunity to create a meaningful impact on users’ lives via a personalised digital news platform. As the internet penetration continues to rise in India, people are looking at us as their trusted brand to deliver them the news most relevant to them on mobile. We will be building the most engaging content experience which is miles ahead of anything else in the market right now.”

DB Digital is a digital products start-up, focused exclusively on building the best news content products for India. More than 500 million Indians will be online on their mobile devices by 2020, hungry for more — more news, more information, more knowledge, and the company want to be their trusted, go-to source for high quality content delivered to them daily in the easiest to consume way, personalised for their specific needs.