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Management Team

  • Saket Agarwal
    Saket Agarwal
    Global CEO

    Saket Agarwal

    Saket Agarwal

    Saket Agarwal has been the driving force behind the current industry-leading position of Spice Digital Limited in the VAS arena. With his sharp business acumen, quiet leadership and people friendly attitude he orchestrates new partnerships with technology companies, content developers, aggregators, telecom operators and enterprise customers. He develops business strategies and new business models to build social, profitable and ethical value based company and workforce.

    Saket combines strict discipline of following processes with flexibility of individual contribution to deliver inspirational team work. He stays involved in product design lifecycle, bringing in rich experience and evolved perspective, motivating the teams to deliver path-breaking, robust, simple, revenue-enhancing, user-friendly products within framed timelines.

    An Electronics Engineer and Physics Honors Masters from BITS Pilani, Saket continued formal training with senior management programs from XLRI and IIM. He has looked into every aspect of telecommunication industry having a rich hands-on experience of 20 years in this domain.

    As prior to joining SDL; he had been an integral part of the startup team at Spice Telecom Ltd. Punjab. He is also a qualified ISO auditor.

    Saket is an ardent reader (recommends “The Alchemist” and “The Google Story” to one and all), passionate about sports and enjoys travelling.

    His mantra for success is “To ensure you commit what you can deliver and deliver what you committed”.

     


  • Shehzad Azad
    Shehzad Azad
    Chief Business Officer

    Shehzad Azad

    Shehzad Azad

    Shehzad Azad as the Head of Business Development and Alliances is always on the look-out for the right domestic/ international partners to create new significant business opportunities for the company. He is also responsible for developing competencies within the company for creating innovative content / services as well as work closely with various functions to maximize monetization of Spice Digital’s services across platforms.

    As a Director on the board, he also drives strategic synergies within various Spice group companies to create & nurture long-term monetisation opportunities.

    Shehzad holds Master’s Degree in International Business from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) along B. Tech from JMI and brings over 18 years of diverse experience in Business Development, Strategic Alliances, Client Relationship and Team management.

    Besides an avid music & movie enthusiast, he is passionate about Sports and likes to hit the playground whenever he can.

     


  • Lokesh Gupta
    Lokesh Gupta
    President International Business

    Lokesh Gupta

    Lokesh Gupta

    Lokesh actualizes business opportunities from consumers’ desire for seamless convergence of fixed, mobile and IP network technologies.

    He has shown versatility in managing various positions in the evolution of Spice from its inception and has helped in building its present standing as the leading VAS player.

    A Computer Science Graduate from Punjab University, Patiala, he has 20 years of experience in telecom industry. Prior to joining the organization he was with Spice Telecom Ltd. He practices the adage “The quality of support function of an organization defines the longevity of its business relations”.

    Lokesh is an industrious person and deals with situations in a peaceful manner.

     


  • Jatinder Verma
    Jatinder Verma
    Chief Information Officer

    Jatinder Verma

    Lokesh Gupta

    Jatinder Verma is a seasoned IT veteran with extensive technical and commercial experience in technology evaluation and implementation, project management, troubleshooting, deployment, upgrading, IT security, disaster-recovery and budgeting.

    His key focus at Spice Digital Limited is to continuously evolve business processes/solutions and technical backend project management.

    Jatinder has extensively worked as an information technologist for the past 17+ years with his last assignment being: Principal Architect – Telecom at Wipro Ltd.

    A Masters in Management Science from the University of Pune, Jatinder is also a Business Management alumnus from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. His interest in information technology was formally kick started from the time he enrolled for Computer Technology Diploma from Board of Technical Examinations Maharashtra State, Mumbai.

    An inspirational team player, Jatinder influences everyone with his attitude to achieve beyond the expected.

     


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    Pankaj Gupta
    President, Special Projects

    Pankaj Gupta

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    Pankaj is a well to do professional holding Post Graduate Degree in Electronics Design & Technology, offering 27 years of experience across diverse areas such as Business Management, Team Management, Strategic Planning, Relationship Management, Sales& Marketing.

    Prior to joining Spice he has worked and contributed to the business, as Country Manager- Crompton Greaves Limited, as AVP (Government & Enterprise)- SPANCO Telesystems & Solutions Limited, as COO – Spice Digital Limited, as CEO – Bharat BPO Limited and as CEO – GoBindas Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. He has also mentored startups like Glocal eBiz (e-Commerce) and Oxcean Cloud Services.

    He has worked closely with Leading Customers in India and abroad. He has successfully P&L Responsibility for Telco VAS, Retail VAS, Gaming, Enterprise Solutions, Managed Services, Mobile Apps, M-Commerce Business, IoT, Cloud Services, System Integrationetc

    Currently he has joined Spice Digital Limited, as President, Special Projects.

     


  • Vikram Dheer
    Vikram Dheer
    Chief Human Resource Officer

    Vikram Dheer

    Vikram Dheer

    Vikram comes to Spice with more than 16 years of experience with companies like FORTIS, TATA, DELL, HFCL where he worked in the HR domain handling various sub functions including TA & HR Operations.

    Prior to joining Spice he was working with HFCL group, handling the HR and Admin functions of their IPTV business (Gurgaon).

    He has a Law Degree from Panjab University and has Masters Degree in Management specializing in HR from Newport University, California, USA.

    At Spice, Vikram is looking at all areas related to HR and Administration and ensures attraction, development and retention of Spice Employees.

    He believes in the adage’ “Employees are the key resources and directly impact the growth of an organization”.

    Happy and contented employees always help transit the company to the top, also help generate innovative ideas and approach in day-to-day dealings.

    Besides working, he is passionate about singing, videography and travelling with his family.

     


  • Sunil Kapoor
    Sunil Kapoor
    Chief Financial Officer

    Sunil Kapoor

    Sunil Kapoor

    Sunil Kapoor with an overall experience of 16+ years is responsible for financial planning, treasury & budgetary controls and taxation. He is a highly skilled qualitative and quantitative Finance and Accounts Professional who focus always to enhance value for the business.

    Prior to joining Spice Digital Limited he has worked with companies like Aircel, Pepsi, Paras, Phoenix etc. where he has handled Finance and Accounts Function encompassing complete financial management, finalization of business plan & budgets, SAP & ERP implementation, formulation of policies for revenue/profit maximization, risk management and process improvement.

    Sunil is a B.Com graduate and a Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi and has also done an Executive Program in Business Management from IIM Kolkata. He has an interesting combination of positive thinking and process-oriented attitude with cross cultural communication skills. His other passions include swimming and playing chess.

     


  • Ashok Agarwal
    Ashok Agarwal
    Head – Legal

    Ashok Agarwal

    Ashok Agarwal

    Ashok Agarwal, is leading the legal function of the Company and its subsidiaries. He carries with him a rich and varied experience of 28 years. Mr. Agarwal is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and is a Law Graduate. He specializes in technology contracts, compliances, regulatory affairs, private equity, mergers and amalgamations, intellectual property rights and corporate legal matters.

    Prior to joining the Company, he has served as General Manager (Legal) in Spice Communications Limited. He has also served as Company Secretary and Head-Legal in Samsung SDS Infotech Pvt. Ltd and Modi Telstra Limited.

     


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    Vineet Dhamija
    COO – Sales and Distribution, Fintech Services

    Vineet Dhamija

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    Vineet joined Spice in 2009 and has over 19 years of work experience. In the past, he has worked with companies like Tata Telecom Limited, Crompton Greaves Ltd, Idea Cellular Ltd, etc. In the last 19 years, Vineet has been through varied assignments and believes that Sales and Distribution and Business Development is his main forte. He has in-depth understanding of formulating and executing key strategies in areas of Operations, Business Development, Sales and Distribution, GTM planning, Team Management and P&L governance.

    Presently at Spice, Vineet is holding a leadership position and his main role as COO-Sales and Distribution is to spearhead business development with telecom operators globally in the Mobile VAS and Mobile Internet space.

    Vineet is a Music Lover, loves socializing in the offline world and a food enthusiast.

    Vineet holds a bachelor’s degree in Science from Kurukshetra University and has done Masters in Business Management.

     


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    Amrish Lakhanpal
    COO Domestic Telco

    Amrish Lakhanpal

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    Amrish is part of Spice Digital since its inception and has contributed in its growth to become a leading MVAS player. He has donned many hats including that of leading Project Management, product design, Key Account Management, Content Acquisition& Business Development in the domestic market. Presently Amrish holds a leadership position as COO-Domestic Business with a key focus to drive business operations with Indian Telcos in the Mobile VAS and Mobile Internet space.

    He holds diploma in Computer Technology from Board of Technical Education Bombay and has over 20 years of work experience in IT & Telecom industry. He has worked with companies like Unicorp, Progressive etc. in the past.

    Amrish is fond of Punjabi folk music and a sports enthusiast.

     


  • Vivek Vir Kapur
    Vivek Vir Kapur
    COO – Product and Operation, Fintech Services

    Vivek Vir Kapur

    Vivek Vir Kapur

    Vivek Vir Kapur joined the spice family way back in 1997 as a Manager; he is currently positioned as the COO – Product and Operation, Fintech Services. His journey in Spice has been both enriching and enabling.

    He has served in various key positions in the Telecom & Retail space while dedicating most of his professional life to Spice Digital from the time way back when it was known as Cellebrum Technologies Pvt Ltd.

    He is a PGDM in Marketing management and an alumni of DAV college, Chandigarh.

    Vivek is result oriented professional with a strong track record of performance in the telecom industry. He is responsible for heading the Fintech wing of Spice Digital.