A driven corporate executive who believes in being missionary first before being a mercenary, Mr Nikhil Arora is always looking for avenues where he can make an impact. In a career spanning two decades and five countries, Mr Nikhil has led several functions including corporate strategy, business development, marketing, finance and operations for various global entities. He has helped launch several new businesses in his tenure at these organizations, and is passionate about grassroots innovation and giving voice to good ideas – wherever they may come from.
Mr Nikhil is currently responsible for leading GoDaddy’s India business, constantly working towards identifying new growth strategies for small businesses in the country. Nikhil joined the company in 2017, and since then, has taken the world’s largest internet domain registrar and web hosting company to new summits, bagging the honor of The Economic Times Best Brands 2019 Award and NexBrands’ Thought leadership & Brand Innovation Award for two times in a row.
His focus is on forging a connection with entrepreneurs as they try to make their way in a fast changing economy, and has become an avid voice for small businesses opening themselves up to digital possibilities. Recent recipient of The Economic Times’ Most Promising Business Leaders of Asia 2019 award, Mr Nikhil has been using press and social media platforms to highlight important ways in which the Indian consumer is changing, and the various resources small businesses have at their disposal today to capture this new market.
Prior to joining GoDaddy India, Nikhil launched and led the Asia and India operations for WeWork, the world’s largest provider of shared workspaces and community services, and helped set up its base in the continent.