Maneesh is the former Executive Vice President, International for AOL International and its operations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. His duties included overseeing the growth of portals in these areas as well as reviewing new business opportunities arising in the international arena.
Before 2007, Dhir was Senior Vice President and Country Manager, based in Bangalore, India. There he led a large workforce across technology development, back-office operations, and call center operations. In addition, he has been instrumental in the development and launch of the India portal, the first outside Europe. Earlier, Dhir played a key role in establishing and launching AOL’s operations in Bangalore.
Prior to his tenure in Bangalore for AOL, he was Vice President-General Manager of Netscape in Mountain View, CA, and was on the staff of Netscape when it was acquired by AOL in 1999.
Maneesh started his carreer as part of the management team for an Internet startup called KIVA Software in California that was acquired by Netscape. Before that, he worked at Sun Microsystems, also in the Silicon Valley, in various technology and business roles for seven years. He left AOL in February 2009.