Nimbuzz planning to shift its global headquarters to India

What seems to be a huge move, the popular and free instant messaging and call application Nimbuzz is planning to relocate its global headquarters to India. The company is originally based in Netherlands and has about 90 million customers around the world out of which 1/5th of the customer base is in India.


The source also claims that the company has announced a restructuring of its top management by appointing Indian personnel in key positions earlier held by Dutch nationals.

One of the changes includes the appointment of Vikas Saxena, a former top executive at Aircel, as the CEO of its India operations. He replaces co-founder Evert Jaap Lugt, who has been named chairman of the company.

The relocation and restructuring of the management is mainly because Nimbuzz now wants to increase its focus on India, as it has about 24% share of the smartphone chat application market around the globe.