He will report to India and South East Asia VP and Head Yvonne Chang, Yahoo! said in a statement on Wednesday. Singh was previously Chief Executive Officer of Forbes India at Network 18, it added.
"Gurmit comes to Yahoo! with a strong track record of delivering growth. His understanding of users and advertisers will be a great asset for Yahoo! as we bring a number of product innovations to India," Chang said.
Singh has held leadership roles across consumer products, music & entertainment and media sectors, working for companies such as Sony Music, Hindustan Times, India Today Group, Rajshri Media and Marico Industries.
Sunnyvale, California-based Yahoo! has offices throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.