Team

Leadership Team

Creating hyper-personalized experiences for our players needs world-class teams, and creating world-class teams needs great leaders. 

Trivikraman Thampy

Co-Founder & CEO

"Every time I learn something about a player that allows us to deliver a better experience to them — that is a success." Fondly called Vikram, co-founded Games24x7 with Bhavin. Based out of Miami, Vikram guides the company through numerous successful product releases, marketing campaigns and rounds of funding. His analytical skills and strategic decisions continue to be the key to the company's growth. Vikram holds a PhD in Economics from NYU and has a bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

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Trivikraman Thampy

Co-Founder & CEO
Fondly called Vikram, co-founded Games24x7 with Bhavin. Based out of Miami, Vikram guides the company through numerous successful product releases, marketing campaigns and rounds of funding. His analytical skills and strategic decisions continue to be the key to the company's growth. Vikram holds a PhD in Economics from NYU and has a bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

Bhavin Pandya

Co-Founder & CEO

"Ideas don't succeed; products don't succeed — teams succeed." Bhavin co-founded Games24x7 in 2006. He has spearheaded the company's operations and game development in its hyper-growth phase. Based out of Mumbai, Bhavin plays a pivotal role in defining the strategy, building awesome teams, and ensuring that the right culture is laid out and preserved. Bhavin holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University. He dropped out of a fully-funded Economics PhD program at NYU to start Games24x7.

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Bhavin Pandya

Co-Founder & CEO
Bhavin co-founded Games24x7 in 2006. He has spearheaded the company's operations and game development in its hyper-growth phase. Based out of Mumbai, Bhavin plays a pivotal role in defining the strategy, building awesome teams, and ensuring that the right culture is laid out and preserved. Bhavin holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University. He dropped out of a fully-funded Economics PhD program at NYU to start Games24x7.

Malay Kumar Shukla

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

Malay has over 23 years of experience in dealing with corporate legal, compliances, taxation, M&A, dispute resolution and regulatory matters. He has been associated with Games24x7 since 2011. In addition to handling all Indian tax compliance matters, Malay also advises the company on cross-border taxation and structuring issues. Malay is a graduate in Economics and Organisational Psychology and holds a degree in law from the University of Lucknow.

Rajat Bansal

Chief Technology Officer

Rajat is a seasoned product-tech leader with over two-decades of experience in building large-scale products and platforms at organizations like Adobe, Microsoft, Amazon and Hike with strong focus on customer satisfaction, innovation and creating business value. He comes with a rich experience in building products and organizations from the ground up and expanding them globally to international markets. Rajat in the past has worked as CTO of Hike where he led Hike Messenger to a journey of 100M+ users solving unique India specific challenges like number of languages, network/data cost and varied spectrum of devices.

Tridib Mukherjee

Vice President of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Tridib is a PhD in Computer Science & Engineering from Arizona State University, where he specialised in AI-driven data centre optimisation and body sensor networks. At Games24x7, Tridib is responsible for applying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques to automate business decision making and enhance user experiences in our offerings. Tridib has co-authored a book from Cambridge University Press, multiple book chapters, and published 60+ research papers in reputed journals and conferences. He has 10+ granted US patents in addition to 30+ US patent applications.

Rahul Tewari

Chief Financial Officer

Rahul comes with over two decades of varied leadership experience across strategic finance, corporate development and investment banking in the technology sector. At Games24x7, he is responsible for leading the corporate development initiatives including acquisitions, partnerships and investments. Rahul has worked in bulge bracket investment banks such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank in New York and led technology sector coverage at ICICI Securities. He is an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management and has an undergraduate degree in engineering from IIT, Delhi.

Dinker Vashisht

Vice President - Corporate & Regulatory Affairs

Dinker works as Vice President, Corporate Affairs for Games24x7. He has had more than 15 years of experience in public policy, regulatory affairs and macroeconomics across sectors and geographies. Prior to joining Games24x7, he headed the Corporate Affairs mandate of Anheuser Busch InBev (AB InBev) for the South Asia region. He also led the business development and public policy vertical at the Max Group, the multi business conglomerate. An alumnus of Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and King’s College London, Dinker has also worked with two of India’s best known newspapers, the Indian Express and the Economic Times. He has also served as an advisor to Ministry of Finance, Government of Punjab.

Deepak Saini

Vice President - Product Delight

Deepak is a strategic thinker, a gifted leader and a meticulous product person with a strong entrepreneurial drive & experience in delivering differentiated products across various segments like search, social, productivity, mobile, e-tailing & e-commerce. He is a mobile product specialist with over 15 years of experience in creating and deploying products across geographies. With a successful track record of building ML based Analytics platforms, Deepak has an expertise in building Product & Design ecosystems across corporate and start-ups. His specialities include Mobile Products, Product Design Leadership, Product Management, User Experience Design, and Big-Data Analytics

Vikrant Goyal

Vice President - Human Resources

Vikrant has two decades of experience across functions of Human Resources through companies and industries. He is specialised as a leader for organisation transformation, facilitator, coach, interventionist, and trainer. Vikrant is passionate about behavioural sciences and organisation behaviour. He is an avid reader and writer.

Saroj Panigrahi

Senior Vice President - My11Circle

Saroj has been associated with Games24x7 since 2007 and has an unparalleled grasp of a gamer’s psyche, which helps him identify the player’s needs and design customised technological solutions around it. He plays a pivotal role in building highly scalable, robust and innovative solutions for our gaming platform. He started his career as a lead engineer in Accenture. Saroj is a BTech from the College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar. He is an avid gamer and enjoys playing real cash games.

Avin Sharma

Vice President - U Games

Avin brings over 15 years of experience in the gaming industry. He strongly believes that providing newer gameplay experiences through product innovation is plays an important role in attracting players and sustaining their engagement. A passionate gamer and a perfectionist by nature, Avin holds a management degree from the Indian School of Business.

Malay Kumar Shukla

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

Malay has over 23 years of experience in dealing with corporate legal, compliances, taxation, M&A, dispute resolution and regulatory matters. He has been associated with Games24x7 since 2011. In addition to handling all Indian tax compliance matters, Malay also advises the company on cross-border taxation and structuring issues. Malay is a graduate in Economics and Organisational Psychology and holds a degree in law from the University of Lucknow.

Rahul Tewari

Chief Financial Officer

Rahul comes with over two decades of varied leadership experience across strategic finance, corporate development and investment banking in the technology sector. At Games24x7, he is responsible for leading the corporate development initiatives including acquisitions, partnerships and investments. Rahul has worked in bulge bracket investment banks such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank in New York and led technology sector coverage at ICICI Securities. He is an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management and has an undergraduate degree in engineering from IIT, Delhi.

Vikrant Goyal

Vice President - Human Resources

Vikrant has two decades of experience across functions of Human Resources through companies and industries. He is specialised as a leader for organisation transformation, facilitator, coach, interventionist, and trainer. Vikrant is passionate about behavioural sciences and organisation behaviour. He is an avid reader and writer.

Rajat Bansal

Chief Technology Officer

Rajat is a seasoned product-tech leader with over two-decades of experience in building large-scale products and platforms at organizations like Adobe, Microsoft, Amazon and Hike with strong focus on customer satisfaction, innovation and creating business value. He comes with a rich experience in building products and organizations from the ground up and expanding them globally to international markets. Rajat in the past has worked as CTO of Hike where he led Hike Messenger to a journey of 100M+ users solving unique India specific challenges like number of languages, network/data cost and varied spectrum of devices.

Dinker Vashisht

Vice President - Corporate & Regulatory Affairs

Dinker works as Vice President, Corporate Affairs for Games24x7. He has had more than 15 years of experience in public policy, regulatory affairs and macroeconomics across sectors and geographies. Prior to joining Games24x7, he headed the Corporate Affairs mandate of Anheuser Busch InBev (AB InBev) for the South Asia region. He also led the business development and public policy vertical at the Max Group, the multi business conglomerate. An alumnus of Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and King’s College London, Dinker has also worked with two of India’s best known newspapers, the Indian Express and the Economic Times. He has also served as an advisor to Ministry of Finance, Government of Punjab.

Saroj Panigrahi

Senior Vice President - My11Circle

Saroj has been associated with Games24x7 since 2007 and has an unparalleled grasp of a gamer’s psyche, which helps him identify the player’s needs and design customised technological solutions around it. He plays a pivotal role in building highly scalable, robust and innovative solutions for our gaming platform. He started his career as a lead engineer in Accenture. Saroj is a BTech from the College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar. He is an avid gamer and enjoys playing real cash games.

Tridib Mukherjee

Vice President of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Tridib is a PhD in Computer Science & Engineering from Arizona State University, where he specialised in AI-driven data centre optimisation and body sensor networks. At Games24x7, Tridib is responsible for applying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques to automate business decision making and enhance user experiences in our offerings. Tridib has co-authored a book from Cambridge University Press, multiple book chapters, and published 60+ research papers in reputed journals and conferences. He has 10+ granted US patents in addition to 30+ US patent applications.

Deepak Saini

Vice President - Product Delight

Deepak is a strategic thinker, a gifted leader and a meticulous product person with a strong entrepreneurial drive & experience in delivering differentiated products across various segments like search, social, productivity, mobile, e-tailing & e-commerce. He is a mobile product specialist with over 15 years of experience in creating and deploying products across geographies. With a successful track record of building ML based Analytics platforms, Deepak has an expertise in building Product & Design ecosystems across corporate and start-ups. His specialities include Mobile Products, Product Design Leadership, Product Management, User Experience Design, and Big-Data Analytics

Avin Sharma

Vice President - U Games

Avin brings over 15 years of experience in the gaming industry. He strongly believes that providing newer gameplay experiences through product innovation is plays an important role in attracting players and sustaining their engagement. A passionate gamer and a perfectionist by nature, Avin holds a management degree from the Indian School of Business.