Banking & Telecom industry veterans join MobME advisory panel


Kochi: MobME Wireless Solutions, a Kerala-based mobile-internet company, has added three senior members from the Banking and Telecom industries to its advisory board, to get the right mix of expertise and experience at its helm in the constantly changing tech world.

The company has roped in Mavila Vishwanathan Nair, former CMD of Union Bank of India and Dena Bank; P Nanda Kumaran, former MD of the State Bank of Travancore and Syed Safawi, CEO of Viom Networks as the new panel members.

“It is very important for companies in India to develop a new work culture and MobME aims to create just that by bringing the startup and professional world together to establish what can be termed as a professional startup culture,” said Sanjay Vijayakumar, CEO of MobME.

M V Nair brings nearly four decades of experience in the country’s banking and insurance sectors to MobME. “I feel that big opportunities are going to emerge with 4G and hope to play my part in helping the young team develop new products that could revolutionize the country’s banking sector with disruptive products,” he said on his association with MobME.

Safawi’s rich experience in the telecom, infrastructure and FMCG sectors is expected to help MobME’s young tech wizards stand out in the growing market. “I am delighted to join MobME as the Strategic Advisory Board member. Being part of this fascinating, game-changing start up is truly exciting and I look forward to mentoring them on their journey forward”, he said.

As President, Nanda Kumaran will guide the MobME team in creating opportunities for the company’s products and services in the banking domain. The former SBT chief has won accolades for his vision and innovative spirit, which helped the state-owned lender to negotiate a turnaround during its difficult years. He will serve as the acting CFO and will also be the principal contact person for the Startup Village Fund, sponsored by MobME.

It may be recalled that MobME’s plans to go for an initial public offering (IPO) at the National Stock Exchange’s SME exchange failed to take off even though they had received an approval from NSE. The company could have been the first student-incubated startup from Kerala to go for an IPO. The addition of new board members may be seen as an attempt to put the IPO fiasco to rest.

Kerala IT News


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