Vishal Gondal, Founder & CEO of Indiagames and MD, Digital of Disney UTV has resigned from his current position,30th June 2013 will be his last working day. Gondal will be replaced by Sameer Ganapathy, who previously headed DisneyUTV’s media networks distribution business.
“Vishal has been a great Founder and CEO for Indiagames. As we consolidate the digital, mobile and web play for Disney UTV in India, we plan to build on our creative prowess and transform the digital business to be a direct to consumer, yet working closely with all our partners, telecom operators, OEM’s and others. This is similar to our approach in our other verticals of movies, broadcasting and consumer products. Sameer Ganapathy brings an astute business sense and high resourcefulness to this position, which is key to meet the ever growing trajectory of the digital business in India”, commented Ronnie Screwvala, MD – Disney UTV.
Gondal was the founder and former chief executive of gaming company Indiagames that UTV Software Communications Ltd acquired in 2006. “Over last 18 months, we have spent time integrating the teams and set a platform for continued growth. Consequently, I’ve decided to move on to pursue my dreams and passion of being an entrepreneur,” said Gondal
Indiagames started out in 1999 as a mobile game developer and publisher and has grown over the years to become one of India’s largest mobile game publishers.