Gearing up for next phase of growth, Indian gaming platform Baazi Games has roped in CarDekho’s director finance Tapan Jindal as the Chief Financial Officer.
Jindal brings with him over 15 years of experience in corporate finance and investment banking. He had in the past provided strategic leadership to business teams in the area of financial planning, cost optimization, fundraising, and statutory compliances. At CarDekho as Director Finance, Jindal had supported its leadership in strategic planning, fundraising and financial transformation of the company. A Commerce Graduate from Panjab University and Chartered Accountant from The ICAI, Jindal has also worked with Fidelity, iGate, Moody’s.
Jindal will work will work closely with the CEO and COO and Baazi’s executive team to implement the firm’s strategy to achieve business expansion and profitable growth, the company has stated in a Press release.
“It’s an exciting time for Baazi Games with the overall online gaming industry in India on the verge of exponential growth. Skill-based online gaming is the next big thing in India and I certainly believe that the industry will move from a few hundred million dollars to a few billion dollars in the next 3-4 years. I am thrilled about coming on board with this amazing team of Baazigars and look forward to co-creating a globally admired gaming company out of India,” says Jindal.
“Our company is undergoing a period of tremendous growth. Adding Tapan to the Baazi Games management team will be invaluable to our continued development and success. He will play a significant role in helping us manage, scale and evolve our business as we continue our momentum in the online gaming space. Tapan’s interest for strategy-based board games will be of immense use for the group. For scaling up, we are looking forward to Tapan establishing such strategies and practices that will be the driving force of the group in future,” added Baazi Games co-founder and COO Puneet Singh.
India’s online gaming market, growing at a remarkable pace in recent years, is expected to reach a size of up to $ 4 billion in the next 5 years. In the midst of this growth, Baazi Games has emerged as the fastest-growing company with its offerings in the space of poker, rummy and fantasy sports and has attracted a player base of over 6 million users.
Baazi Games has expanded its portfolio with the launch of BalleBaazi and RummyBaazi in last two years. Serving millions of consumers in India, the group is funded by marquee investors. The brand has recently secured a funding of $4 million for the expansion of its fantasy sports platform BalleBaazi.