Hires & Promotions: MPL, Dangal Games

A quick look at new hirings this week in the gaming space

Senjam Raj Sekhar Named Head Global Communications For MPL

Bengaluru-based, Galactus Funware Technology-owned online gaming platform Mobile Premier League (MPL) has strengthened its communications team by onboarding Senjam Raj Sekhar as its Global Head of Communications. A seasoned communications professional, he brings two decades of vast repertoire of experience in driving strategic communications, building brand and corporate reputations across South Asia, the UK, and Africa to the table. In his new role, he will be responsible for helping MPL democratise mobile eSports across the world.

In his previous avatars, Sekhar has been associated with a diverse range of industries such as technology, retail, FMCG, e-commerce, and telecom. He has led brand communications for Samsung, Bharti Enterprises, Flipkart, and Vedanta. Sekhar has also provided strategic counsel in areas of corporate positioning, messaging, thought leadership, and issues management to brands such as HP, Microsoft Navision, Motorola, Adidas, BBC World, Bilt, Apollo Tyres, Benetton, LVMH, Phillip Morris, GSK, HP, Ernst &Young, Max New York Life, UTStarcom, Nasscom, and Hutch while working on the agency side with Genesis Burson Marsteller.

Sekhar holds an LLB degree from Delhi University. He has also been a regular columnist with The Asian Age for the past 24 years and counting.

Ankit Anand As Business Head For FantasyDangal

Dangal Gameshas appointed Ankit Anand as a Business Head to their managerial position of its recently launched application FantasyDangal.

Onboarding Mr. Ankit Anand, with more than 7 years of experience in leading corporate sales & key accounts for some of the formidable names in the banking & media industries, as FantasyDangal’s business head, was a no-brainer for Dangal Games.

Proclaiming his time-honored affinity to the fantasy genre of online gaming Ankit Anand, Business Head, FantasyDangal says, “It has been more than 15 years I have been playing fantasy sports which started as banter with a group of friends. Now to imagine this from a lens of a platform provider gives an entirely different experience. Every day I am learning something new and exciting.” 

While speaking of his plans and journey of cruising FantasyDangal Anand states that “It has been a short and incredibly challenging journey so far, but the thrill I foresee in this industry, endeavours me to go ahead and give my best. The entire management of Dangal Games has been very supportive through-out and has given me complete freedom to execute my ideas. I am confident that FantasyDangal will be counted among India’s top fantasy platforms within the next couple of years.”

Anand is also an avid follower of Football, Tennis & Formula One. Himself a football player, he’s deeply passionate about Console Gaming.

Excited about Ankit’s appointment Varun Mahna, Founder & CEO of Dangal Games quotes, “Since we are expanding and preparing ourselves for growth, hiring the right talent becomes a key driver for the company. As an organization we focus on bringing in people who will be accountable for developing the brand and shaping the future of Dangal Games. We have complete faith that Ankit is the right person to propel our business vision forward and we wish him all the best.”

Presently, Anand is steering the entire wheel of the platform FantasyDangal right from - building various teams, driving customer acquisition, retention, digital marketing with a greater focus on customer experience.