Dream11 founder Harsh Jain elected IAMAI chairperson
The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Thursday announced that based on the governing council election, Harsh Jain - Co-founder, and CEO of Dream Sports - has been elected the Chairman of the association. Jain replaces Sanjay Gupta, Vice-President and Country Manager, Google India.
Jain, whose tenure is for two years, completed his engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from Columbia Business School.
Rajesh Magow, Co-Founder and Group CEO, MakeMyTrip, and Satyan Ganjwani, Vice-Chairman, Times Internet, have been elected as the Vice-Chairman and the Treasurer of the association, replacing Shivnath Thukral and Harshil Mathur, respectively.
They would together form the association’s executive council along with the ex-officio member Subho Ray, President, IAMAI, according to a statement.
The other members of the new governing council include Ajay Kaushal of Billdesk; Alok Mittal, Indifi; Aloke Bajpai, Ixigo; Anant Goenka, Indian Express; Anupam Mittal, People Interactive; Ashish Kashyap, IndMoney; Chintan Thakkar Info Edge; Dinesh Agarwal, IndiaMart; Harshil Mathur, Razorpay; J Murugavel, Matrimony.com; Jitendra Gupta, Jupiter; Miten Sampat, Cred; Naveen Kukreja, Paisa Bazaar; Neeraj Roy, Hungama; Nitish Mittersain, Nazara; Rajendra Nalam, Paytm; Ritesh Malik, Innov8; Rohan Verma, MapmyIndia; Sameer Nigam, PhonePe; Upasana Taku, Mobikwik; Vishwas Patel, Infibeam Avenues.
The new 24-member Governing Council and the new Executive Council of the IAMAI will take charge from the present councils at the upcoming annual general meeting. Notably, the new governing council of the industry body does not have any Big Tech members this time.
The IAMAI Governing Council election is held every two years. Eighty-three members of the IAMAI contested the elections this year following the end of the two-year tenure of the previous council.