As CEO, Abhishek has successfully steered the company through thick and thin. Abhishek started his career with Satyam Computers and worked for their telecom division for two years. In 2002, he co-founded Six DEE Telecom Solutions, a telecom value added services company. He grew this business to span nine countries and fifteen operators. He implemented m-commerce products in the last start-up and always wondered why the focus was not on serving customers who had no bank accounts and cards. He started Eko with a vision to promote mobile phones as a financial identity for people at the bottom of the pyramid which was further validated when he won the TIE-Canaan Entrepreneurial Challenge, 2006.
Abhishek holds a BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra.
Co-founder & COO
Abhinav is currently getting hands dirty in making things work at Eko. Over the past few years, he has played a pivotal role in conceptualising the product and forging strategic partnerships.
Abhinav started his career at Oracle in Hyderabad as an Application Engineer. Post that he joined a startup, Six DEE Telecom Solutions as product manager for their Online Recharge Platform. Abhinav grew his one man online recharge team to ten people. This team developed and supported installation of the product across different operators and countries.
Abhinav graduated from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra in 2003 with a BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering.
Anand is busy forging partnerships to exhaust use cases for Eko. Previously, as CMO he was instrumental in creating the brand ‘Eko’.
Anand has 17 years of experience in Media, Telecom and IT & has donned various hats in Business & Product Management, Marketing, Sales, Account Management & Software consulting.
In his last role at Star India, he was responsible for B2B/B2C interactivity and content initiatives for the m-entertainment division. His tryst with Telecom started as a developer of software applications for BT and ignited his growth to the head of value added services for Idea Cellular.
Anand holds a BE in electrical engineering from IIT Roorkee.
Avinash is building a nation-wide distribution network for Eko.
Avinash is a practicing entrepreneur with over 15 years of technology-cum-business experience. Prior to joining Eko he laid the foundation of Enterprise Mobility business at Spice Mobility group by creating a product-suite, forging key alliances and winning the first set of customers. At RouteGuru, he pioneered landmark based directions technology. At Machitra Services (now Click Software India), he created and deployed workforce mobility solutions for leading telecom/utility enterprises in India. He has also held product engineering and consulting roles in leading software product companies in the USA, Middle-East and India.
Avinash holds a B. Tech degree from IIT Mumbai.
Jishnu is committed to creating a stable operations nerve centre to deliver peace of mind to Eko’s customers, channel and banking partners.
Jishnu has over ten years of leadership and international experience across diverse sectors like client services, banking and financial services, and e-commerce, acquired during successful stints at Lime Labs (India), EPL Inc (USA), Texas Home Health Inc (USA). He possess functional experience in operations management, service delivery, strategic planning, and IT infrastructure management.
Jishnu has an MBA from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA, a Masters in Science in Computer Science from Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, USA and B.E. in Chemical Engineering from CRSCE, India.
Anupam is dedicated to designing the cutting edge for Eko- ensuring the fastest and the sleekest user experience.
Anupam Varghese is a mobile software technologist with over six years of experience in developing solutions for the fourth screen. Anupam was a co-founder and the CTO at Tinfo Mobile- a niche mobile games and applications studio. He has been the architect of many award winning innovations like India’s first m-learning initiative, launched by an Indian operator aimed at making features like SMS and Call History accessible to the visually impaired and the first adver-game to win an Abby Gold in the Digital Innovation category. In his spare time he maintains a technology blog and likes observing people and situations for creating novel solutions.
Anupam holds a B.Tech in Electronics and Communications Engineering from (REC) Regional Engineering College, Jalandhar (now known as NIT, National Institute of Technology).
Amit is currently tasked with developing distribution in new geographies for Eko. Amit has been pivotal in creating solid foundations for distribution in Delhi and the National Capital Region.
Prior to joining Eko, Amit has had a terrific track record in sales and credits this to his ability to create long-term relationships. He has a diverse experience of sales – from computers to curtain rods and from packets of chips (Pepsico’s Frito-lays) to a completely different kind of chips (SIMs) at Bharti Airtel and Virgin Mobile.
Amit has an MBA from IMT Ghaziabad in Sales and Marketing.
In his current role, Piyush is avidly attracting individuals in pursuit of Masterpiece. Piyush joined Eko as VP-Business Development and added significant partnerships/projects like ASHA.
Piyush started a software services start-up while studying. Later at Accenture, he got hands on experience in production support, process creation & implementation, pre-sales, managing small teams, cross border outsourcing to creating solutions for Fortune 500 clients. In 2007, Piyush co-founded RouteGuru – an innovative route navigation service for mobile users in India and won prestigious recognition and awards globally. He was chosen as South Asian Steward by Institute For The Future (IFTF), Stanford US to lead their global initiatives from South Asia.
Piyush holds B. Tech in IT from Cochin University of Science & Technology
VP-Strategic Account Management
Mugdha is entrusted with ensuring that Eko is the most preferred partner for our strategic accounts. Mugdha joint Marketing and Communications @ Eko and as part of the start-up team has been instrumental in shaping brand Eko from its inception.
Mugdha has worked in various capacities in communication and educational fields. She has had a stint in Sanket Communications Private Limited as a copywriter and with Isango India Private Limited as a content writer for product merchandising. She has been involved in emceeing and choreographing events for the Indian Air Force and has been the secretary of the Air Force Wives Welfare Organization. She has authored English Language books for children and written and directed plays and dance dramas for a number of schools. Her forte is her ability to communicate complex concepts with simple and creative aids.
Mugdh has a M.Com from Mumbai University, B.Ed from IGNOU and is a gold medalist in Public Relations from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai.
Pooja is determined to delight customers and take brand Eko to the world. As part of the start-up team, Pooja has donned many hats- Business Planning, Business Development, Product Management.
Pooja started her career at American Express with Customer Management. She then joined the Institutional Risk Management division within American Express where she conceptualized & developed BASEL II compliant Institutional Risk Rating Framework for American Express Worldwide. Her passion & belief in the power of financial inclusion led her to join Ujjivan (an Urban MFI) where as part of the core team, she was responsible for setting up operations in Delhi.
Pooja has a MA in Economics from Delhi School of Economics & BA in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College (Delhi University).
VP-Finance & Legal
Mansi is currently entrusted with institutionalizing sold governance and transparent reporting. At Eko she has spent successful stints at Business Development & Product Development.
Mansi began her career with SKS Microfinance Pvt. Ltd. in the Business Development Team, as the Project Manager of the Urban Microfinance Initiative. She conceptualized the urban product and piloted the same in Hyderabad. After the successful pilot of the product, she moved on to launch it in other cities. She then became Area Manager, NCR.
Mansi is a Post-graduate in Rural Management from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar and has a BA in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University.