Neville Taraporewalla is the President & Board of Director of media conglomerate BCCL Worldwide Inc (The Times Group, North America) a 100% subsidiary of Bennett Coleman & Co, India based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and head of the North American operations. Having set up the US operations in 2015, Neville has been responsible for overseeing The Times Group’s strategic investment arm – Brand Capital International (BCI). Since 2005, The Times Group has been a prolific investor and strategic value creation partner to firms such as Airbnb, Uber, Coursera in their India journey. Neville has led the Brand Capital International investments into early & growth stage companies like What3Words, TaliDigital, OddUp, SquarePanda, QYouMedia, Deskera, Starting 11, 1Worldonline, Fintech TV, and many others enabling brand-led growth in the India market for these companies.
Prior to his current role, Neville has held senior executive leadership positions as General Manager at Microsoft Corporation, India; Country Manager & Board Director of Yahoo! India; CEO, Publicitas Digital, COO of Mid-Day Multimedia Ltd & General Manager-Times Interactive at The Times of India Group.
Neville has been the Co-founder, past Chairman, and Vice Chairman of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) in 2004 & 2005. In 2011, 2012 & 2013 he was included in the annual Campaign India ‘A’ list which showcased leaders in advertising, marketing & the media industry in India. IMPACT Digital 100 List of personalities 2012 & 2013 included Neville in the list of leaders who have contributed to the growth of digital in India.
A certified executive coach (ACSTH), Neville earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, History & Psychology from the University of Mumbai; completed a Management Development Certificate Program in Strategic Brand Management from the Indian Institute of Management (Calcutta).In 2006 he completed an Executive Program, the Kellogg-ISB Global Advance Management Program [GAMP]
conducted by Northwestern University-Kellogg School of Management. In 2019 he was part of the first batch at Stanford Graduate School of Business (Executive Education) to successfully complete the program for Emerging COO, Driving Innovation & Excellence.