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management team
Affle India

Anuj Khanna Sohum

Founder, ChaIrman & ChIef
ExecutIve Officer

anuj khana sohum

Founder,chairman & chief exective officer

Anuj's entrepreneurial leadership & strategic vision has set Affle on the growth path to be the global audience & data platform for both commerce and brand customers. He aims to address industry challenges including digital fraud and data privacy through technology innovations. Anuj ensures strategic alignment across all key stakeholders resulting in sustainable growth & value creation.

Anuj is a serial entrepreneur with 18 years of experience in leading tech & data platform-based businesses. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School (OPM), Stanford GSB (SEP) & NUS Computer Engineering.

Anuj Kumar

Co-founder, ChIef Revenue
& OperatIng Officer

Anuj Kumar

Co-founder, Chief Revenue & Operating Officer

Anuj has played a pivotal role in building & growing Affle. He has helped forge important partnerships, integral to Affle’s business, thus helping to make Affle a leading Mobile platform company. Under his leadership, the team has worked with several top marketers globally to help deliver end-to-end mobile advertising and data analytics-driven solutions through Affle’s products and platforms. Prior to Affle, Anuj worked with large global media companies like ESPN STAR Sports, GroupM Mindshare and JWT.

Anuj has over 17 years of relevant media and advertising industry experience and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College and a Masters in Advertising & Communication from MICA in India.

KapIl BhutanI

ChIef FInancIal & OperatIons
OffIcer

Kapil Bhutani

Chief Financial & Operations Officer

Kapil leads the finance for Affle Group & is also responsible for operations including legal, IT, Admin & HR. Kapil has worked as an audit partner at S. Mohan & Co, a highly respected Chartered Accountancy firm in India and subsequently joined KMG Infotech, a New York based software development company as VP, Finance. Kapil brings in a wealth of Finance, Operations and Legal expertise to Affle and has been part of Affle for >4 Years.

Kapil has over 20 years of audit and industry experience He graduated from Delhi University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Mei Theng Leong

ChIef FInancIal & CommercIal
OffIcer – InternatIonal

Mei Theng Leong

Chief Financial & Commercial Officer – International

Mei Theng Leong leads finance and commercial functions for Affle International. She has played a pivotal role in the ERP implementation and the SG:Accreditation of Affle’s platform. She was previously the Group Financial Controller in a diversified group listed on Singapore Stock Exchange (“SGX-ST”). She has played an active role in corporate actions including investments & divestment opportunities as well as post-acquisition integration activities.

Mei Theng Leong has 18 years of experience and she holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, majoring in Accounting and Finance from Curtin University of Technology and an MBA from The University of Hong Kong. She is also a fellow member of CPA of Australia.

Anurag Singh

Co-founder, ChIef Product
& EnterprIse OffIcer

Anurag Singh

Co-founder, Chief Product & Enterprise Officer

Anurag is a mobile industry veteran having played leadership and entrepreneurial management roles at several mobile-driven companies. He has solid business acumen with a very strong interest and passion for building platform-based technology solutions for the mobile advertising and commerce businesses. Anurag has worked in leading mobile companies like Airtel & Buongiorno and has also been the founder of Mobimasta (one of India’s first full-service mobile ad agency) & markt.ooo (an O2O commerce platform) in the past.

Anurag has over 14+ years of experience. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from Delhi University and an MBA from Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands.

VIpul KedIa

ChIef Data & Platforms
Officer

Vipul Kedia

Chief Data & Platforms Officer

As the leader of the Data Operations team, Vipul is responsible for building tools and teams to leverage multiple data signals leading to an effective realization of the ROI goals for Affle’s customers, while maintaining high quality. He has a keen interest in mobile advertising fraud and big data technologies. Vipul has been part of Affle for over 10 years and has played multiple roles across Business Development, Partnerships, Product and Operations in the company. Prior to joining Affle, Vipul worked with IBM business consulting specializing in the Telecom Practice.

Vipul has over 13 years of experience in Consulting and Adtech. He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science Engineering from IIIT-Hyderabad and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Charles Yong

ChIef ArchItect & Technology
Officer

Charles Yong

Chief Architect & Technology Officer

Charles joined Affle in 2006. With over 20 years of experience, he leads all R&D and Technology efforts for Affle’s platforms as its Chief Architect. His team of engineers is responsible for building multiple Big Data and AI driven platforms at Affle. Charles also plays an active role to coach the lead architects at Affle on the innovation development lifecycle processes.

Charles is a telecom industry veteran and an experienced technologist with over 20 years of consulting and programming design experience. He is an alumnus of the Monash University in Australia.

Kulpreet SIngh

Lead ArchItect & Technology
DIrector

Kulpreet Singh

Lead Architect & Technology Director

Kulpreet joined Affle in 2013 and has since lead the core engineering teams to enable the successful rollout of Affle’s award-winning mobile ad platforms such as ad2campaign, MAAS platform, mDMP as well as mFaaS. He is an experienced technologist with experience in architecting scalable technology products and platforms at Lumata & Affle.

Kulpreet has ~10 of experience in the mobile technologies and has done his Bachelors from Delhi University & Masters in Computer Applications from IGNOU in India

Madan SanglIkar

Co-founder, ManagIng Partner
- South East AsIa

Madan Sanglikar

Co-founder, Managing Partner - South East Asia

Madan or Maddy, has been leading Affle’s agenda in SEA for over 5 years. With his experience of working with global brands & agency networks, Maddy has forged key partnerships to grow the business in a sustainable manner. Prior to Affle, Maddy worked with market leaders/ start-ups like Mindshare & GroupM, Starcom, Mediaturf & the Times Group.

Maddy has over 20 years of experience in the Media Industry. Maddy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Mumbai University & MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj College in Mumbai, India.

VIraj SInh

Co-founder, ManagIng Partner
- InternatIonal

Viraj Sinh

Co-founder, Managing Partner - International

Viraj leads International Sales and has played a key role in growing Affle to new markets across the US, Middle East and Europe. Now with Affle for over 6 years, he started his entrepreneurial journey at Mobimasta, joining in post-acquisition of that company by Affle, and has since also been responsible for key initiatives such as publisher growth and management, product development and driving key partnerships for the company.

Viraj has over 15 years of experience across advertising, media and technology. He holds a Bachelor in Economics degree from Delhi University and an MBA from Asian Institute of Management, Philippines.

VaIbhav Kapur

NatIonal Sales DIrector
- IndIa

Vaibhav Kapur

National Sales Director - India

Vaibhav is a high energy sales leader and is responsible for Affle’s sales team in India. He is passionate about building businesses from scratch and has been instrumental in doing so for Affle’s operations in India. Prior to Affle, he has played sales & marketing related leadership roles at Times, NDTV & Kyoorius.

Vaibhav has 14 years of experience and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from St. Joseph’s College and an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines

Affle Holdings

Anirudha Kusre

Chief Investment Officer*
   

Anirudha Kusre

Chief Investment Officer*

Anirudha Kusre or Ani, heads the corporate development and investment functions for Affle Holdings Pte Ltd. During the period 2008 to 2011, he enabled over US$17Mn of fundraising for Affle from Microsoft, Itochu and D2C as part of the Ernst & Young team appointed by Affle. Ani is an experienced finance professional and has led IPO processes in Singapore and London and raised significant asset-backed long-term debt funding of over US$300Mn. In his recent role as CFO of a Singapore based technology startup, he was instrumental in raising Series C funding.

Ani has over 12 years of relevant experience specializing in corporate finance, investments and operations and he is an alumnus of Nanyang Business School, Singapore with an MBA in Banking & Finance.

Madhusudana RamakrIshna

Co-founder, DIrector of Innovation
& Corporate Development

Madhusudana RamakrIshna

Co-founder, Director of Innovation & Corporate Development*

Madhusudana or Madhu, started Affle together with Anuj Khanna Sohum in 2005 and played a key role till 2007. In 2018 he was re-appointed as the Director of Innovation and Corporate Development for Affle Holdings Pte Ltd. Madhu has a strong background in mobile innovations in the telecom and financial industries. He is an experienced technologist who has built multiple products from ideation to launch and is the named inventor of 3 patents owned by Affle.

Madhu has over 15 years of industry experience and is an alumnus of National University of Singapore (EEE) and Nanyang Business School (MBA) and he studied law for 2 years at the University of Birmingham.

Non Executive Directors
Affle India

Vivek N Gour

Independent
Non ExecutIve DIrector

Vivek N Gour

Independent Non Executive Director

Vivek has over 32 years of experience in marketing, financial services and aviation industry. Previously he has worked in Genpact India, GE Capital Services India and has also been the managing director and the chief executive officer of Air Works India (Engineering) Private Limited. Currently, he is also serving on the boards of directors of MakeMyTrip Limited, Mauritius and IndiaMART InterMESH Limited. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from University of Bombay and a master’s degree in business administration from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi. He also completed the Owner/ President Management Program from the Harvard Business School.

BIJAY NAWAL

Independent
Non ExecutIve DIrector

Bijay Nawal

Independent Non Executive Director

Bijay Nawal read law at Oxford University. He is a corporate lawyer with two decades of legal practice experience with a particular focus on M&A and regulatory work. He started practice as a litigation lawyer with Wong Partnership, a Singapore law practice, and later practiced with the Capital Markets and M&A teams of Shearman & Sterling, a US law firm. Bijay was a partner with Drew & Napier and oversaw various IPOs of local and foreign companies on both boards of the Singapore Stock Exchange. Bijay was the Managing Director of PwC’s network law firm in Singapore prior to him establishing the law firm, Oxon Law.

Dr. Naresh Gupta

Independent
Non ExecutIve DIrector

Dr. Naresh Gupta

Independent Non Executive Director

Naresh is currently a designated partner in Accuracap Technologies LLP and holds the position of director in Info Edge (India) Limited. In the past, he was the Managing Director in Adobe Systems India Private Limited. He holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, where he also received the Ratan Swarup Memorial Gold Medal. He also holds the degree of master of science and the degree of doctor of philosophy from University of Maryland.

Sudhir Jatia

Independent
Non ExecutIve DIrector

Sudhir Jatia

Independent Non Executive Director

Sudhir is currently the chairman and managing director of Safari Industries (India) Limited, a company listed on the BSE. He has over 29 years of experience in luggage and travel products industry. In the past, he has been the director of VIP Industries Limited. He completed the course of S.Y.B.Com. at H.R. College of Commerce & Economics from University of Bombay and completed the Owner/ President Management Program from Harvard Business School.

Sumit Chadha

Independent
Non ExecutIve DIrector

Sumit Chadha

Independent Non Executive Director

Sumit is currently the head of enterprise shared services at XL Catlin, and is also a director at XL India Business Services Private Limited. She has earlier worked in Citibank N.A. India for 20 years where she last worked as Director and she also worked at BlackRock Services India Private Limited for two years as the Managing Director. She has over 27 years of experience in banking and financial services. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Stephen’s College at University of Delhi and a Master’s degree from Delhi School of Economics. She is also an alumnus of the University of California.

Affle Holdings

RIchard Humphreys

Non
ExecutIve DIrector

Richard Humphreys

Non Executive Director

Richard Humphreys has a vast and rich experience in advertising and media and was previously the President of Saatchi & Saatchi. He was responsible for 63 companies with over five thousand employees in 27 countries. He has vast experience in many aspects of Advertising & Media.

Richard started his career writing for BBC and ITV. He rose to be the Managing Director of an operating division of one of the first publicly listed UK agencies. Following this, he started his own advertising agency in 1978 and took it to the top twenty in the UK by the mid-eighties. His company was acquired by Saatchi & Saatchi. After serving as President, Richard moved on from Saatchi & Saatchi to become President of Adcom Investors, owner of a leading US advertising, new media, and sports marketing group of companies. He negotiated the sale of Adcom to Publicis.

Over the last decade, Richard has advised some of the World’s leading media companies. Based primarily in London, he has been involved in the expansion of various new media companies in the US, television broadcasters in Russia and Japan, film and television production studios in the US and Mexico, and advertising companies in Europe.

TakayukI Hoshuyama

Non
ExecutIve DIrector

Takayuki Hoshuyama

Non Executive Director

A seasoned professional in the mobile marketing and advertising domain, Hoshuyama San is the founding member and CEO of D2C Inc. (D2C), a joint venture between NTT docomo (docomo) and Dentsu, which was founded in 2000 to build the mobile advertising business in Japan.

He started his career in the sales department of Dentsu, one of the largest advertising agency in the world. He later worked as Dentsu’s account executive for docomo where he was in charge of media buying, international communications and strategic alliances with them. When docomo released the i-mode service in 1999, he was one of the original members of the Mobile Advertising Project. He became one of the founding members of D2C, where he was appointed the Director of Sales and Business Development. In November 2004, he was appointed to be the COO of D2C. In 2005, he was appointed as a board member of the MMSA (Mobile Marketing Solution Association). Most recently, he was appointed by D2C’s board of directors to become its Chief Executive Officer in June 2010. He is the youngest CEO in NTT Group and Dentsu Group.

He has a wide range of experience as speaker for both Japan and overseas such as “SP planner training in Sendenkaigi (2000-2003)”, “Digital Hollywood University (2006 / as a part-time professor)”, “Mobile Marketing Conference 2010 (as a key note speaker)”, “Mobile Advertising Conference in Spain (2001)”, “Mobile Advertising & Marketing Conference in London (2002)”, “Mobile Marketing & Advertising Conference in Singapore (2003)”, “Mobile Future Forward in Seattle (2010)”, “Global Mobile Internet Conference (2011)” and more.

Jay Snyder

Independent
Observer

Jay Snyder

Independent Observer

Jay Snyder currently works in private equity investments as a principal of HBJ Investments LLC, which provides seed capital to a diverse group of start-up companies.

In May 2003, Mr. Snyder was sworn in as a member of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. He was reappointed to serve a second term until his resignation in May 2011. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Snyder served as Public Delegate, United States Representative to the 55th United Nations General Assembly. In addition to his federal government appointment, Mr. Snyder was appointed to serve as a Commissioner on the New York State Commission for Public Authority Reform in June 2005.

Prior to his work at HBJ and the United Nations, Mr. Snyder enjoyed a 17-year career at Biocraft Laboratories, a publicly held generic drug manufacturer. At the end of his tenure, Mr. Snyder was the Vice President of Research and Development and a member of both the Management Steering Committee and Board of Directors. Before serving in those capacities, Mr. Snyder held various positions with the company, including Plant Manager, Production Manager, and Operations Manager.

Aside from his work in the public and private sectors, Mr. Snyder has been and continues to be active in community service and serves on the boards of several non-profit entities. In late 2009, he and his wife Tracy founded The Open Hands Initiative; a US-based non-profit organization dedicated to improving people-to-people understanding.

BIJAY NAWAL

Independent
Non ExecutIve DIrector

Bijay Nawal

Independent Non Executive Director

Bijay Nawal read law at Oxford University. He is a corporate lawyer with two decades of legal practice experience with a particular focus on M&A and regulatory work. He started practice as a litigation lawyer with Wong Partnership, a Singapore law practice, and later practiced with the Capital Markets and M&A teams of Shearman & Sterling, a US law firm. Bijay was a partner with Drew & Napier and oversaw various IPOs of local and foreign companies on both boards of the Singapore Stock Exchange. Bijay was the Managing Director of PwC’s network law firm in Singapore prior to him establishing the law firm, Oxon Law.

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