Witzeal appoints lawyer Ketan Godkhindi as Chief Strategy Officer

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Witzeal, a multi-gaming platform Tuesday, announced the appointment of Mr Ketan Godkhindi as the Chief Strategy Officer. In his last assignment, Ketan was a senior counsel legal with Mastercard.

Ketan is a qualified company secretary and lawyer with over two decades of experience in M&A, capital investments, cross border transactions, governance, corporate structuring and regulatory matters. Witzeal offers skill games like poker, rummy and call break, casual games like cricket, car race, fruit chop, soccer, and egg toss along with fantasy sports like cricket, football and kabaddi. Witzeal recently launched Ludo.

Mr Godkhindi will be primarily responsible for devising strategies to support the vision of the company, a press release said. Additionally, he shall be responsible to oversee investments, M&A, and partnerships and will work closely with the founder to ensure the execution and implementation of policies essential to achieving the growth of the company.

Speaking on his appointment Mr Ankur Singh, CEO and Founder, Witzeal said “We are pleased to welcome Ketan onboard, and look forward to having his expertise being executed. His vast experience in leading a marketing team will be a great push and help in building the vision of our company by bringing in valuable partnerships through investments in future. With Witzeal’s flagship product Big Cash growing at a tremendous speed, marketing innovations are more important than ever. We are hoping to create and implement unique games that provide our users with a memorable experience. As a result, we are overjoyed to have such a motivating leader among us.”

Elated to commence his journey with Witzeal, Mr Ketan Godkhindi, said “I’m honoured and grateful to be part of Witzeal’s family. Gaming today has become one of the most important mediums of entertainment. The sector is witnessing rapid growth and has become one of the most promising industries for boosting the overall economic growth of the country as well as globally.”

With the majority of the users being based out of tier II and tier III cities, the company says it aims to revolutionize the gaming culture in India with constant product innovation and widespread marketing initiatives. Mr Godkhindi further added, “I’m excited to work together with the management in implementing a concentrated approach and support Witzeal’s vision of disrupting the sector through innovative tech inventions and goals.”

As per the BCG-Sequoia report released last year, mobile gaming is expected to triple to a $5Bn+ market opportunity by 2025. Gaming is currently a $1.8Bn sunrise sector in India. Between 2017-20, the Indian gaming market grew at 38% CAGR compared to 10% and 8% in USA and China respectively.