Published On : Mon, May 16th, 2016

Britannica India COO Vineet Whig jumps to death in Gurgaon

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New Delhi/Nagpur:
Vineet Whig, 47, the Chief Operating Officer of South Asia at Encyclopaedia Britannica, committed suicide on Sunday. He jumped to his death from the 19th floor of his society’s building in Cyber City, Gurugram, according to a report. Vineet Whig Vineet Whig Vineet Whig

Whig is survived by his family including father, wife, a daughter and two sons.

The report said the police found a suicide note in his pocket.

“The Encyclopaedia Britannica India (EBI) team offers its deepest condolences to the family of Vineet Whig who died on Sunday,” said a statement from Encyclopaedia Britannica India (EBI) on the untimely demise of its COO.

“Vineet was a humble, creative, and modest person and he will be missed by all at EBI, where he left his mark in the way he implemented industry best practices and processes in learning solutions design and development,” said the EBI statement.

“Liked by everyone in the office, Vineet was such a nice person. His death comes as a shock to all of us,” said one of the EBI employees.

Whig joined Britannica in 2014 with a rich and varied experience across education, training, learning solutions and publishing.