Promotion for top AOL man in India

AOL has promoted Maneesh Dhir, senior vice-president and country manager in India, to executive vice-president of its international operations. He will report to AOL president and chief operating officer, Ron Grant.

Dhir will be responsible for expanding AOL’s international portals and reviewing new business opportunities in Europe, Asia and the Americas, working from the company’s offices in Bangalore, India.

In a separate move, Dana Dunne has been appointed as head of AOL Europe, reporting to Dhir. Dunne was formerly president of Belgacom, the telecommunications company in Belgium.

The company has also announced that Philip Rowley is to retire from his role as chairman and chief executive officer of AOL Europe.

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