Fantasy sports platform, Dream11, has appointed former WhatsApp senior executive Priyanka Kodikal as its chief design officer.
In her new role, Kodikal will be responsible for growing the company's design team and will play a key role in helping all its portfolio companies with their design philosophy and execution, co-founder Harsh Jain said in a statement.
Kodikal previously looked after design for WhatsApp’s consumer products division, which comprises experiences across features such as messaging, groups, calling, status, camera, and user interface.
Prior to that, she was serving as a product designer For Facebook Groups feature. Kodikal was with Facebook and WhatsApp parent Meta for over 7 years. She has also had a one-year stint at the note-taking app Evernote.
Kodikal, who will be based in Mumbai and will report to Harsh Jain added, "I'm excited to explore the world of sports tech and look forward to working with a great team to elevate the experience for our users."
Dream11 is the flagship brand of Dream Sports that has brands such as sports content and commerce platform FanCode, corporate venture capital arm Dream Capital, sports experiences platform DreamSetGo, gaming studio Dream Game Studios and fintech DreamX.
The company claims to have over 180 million users playing fantasy cricket, football, kabaddi, basketball, hockey, volleyball, handball, rugby, futsal, American football and baseball on the platform.
Dream Sports was last valued at $8 billion when it bagged a $840 million funding round led by Falcon Edge, DST Global, D1 Capital, Redbird Capital, Tiger Global, TPG and Footpath Ventures in November 2021.