Dangal Games, a skill and tech-based online gaming platform, has appointed Ankit Anand as Business Head to their managerial position of its recently launched application FantasyDangal.
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Dangal Games secured 1 million dollars in ‘Series A’ funding in January 2021.
Anand comes with more than seven years of experience of leading corporate sales and key accounts for some of the formidable names in banking and media industries.
Anand did Bachelors in Business Administration from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and Post-Graduation from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI). He started his professional journey with a small stint as a management trainee in the Project Finance group (Debt Syndication) of Centrum Capital. Before joining Dangal Games to spearhead the overall expansion and growth of FantasyDangal, Anand has held key business positions in Yes Bank and leading media group, Star India.
Anand said, “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 said, “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.”
Varun Mahna, Founder and CEO of Dangal Games, said, “Since we are expanding and preparing ourselves for growth, hiring the right talent becomes a key driver for the company. As an organisation, 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.
Anand is an avid follower of football, tennis and Formula One. Himself a football player, he’s deeply passionate about Console Gaming.