New Delhi, May 9th, 2019: With an aim to strengthen its technology function, mPokket, a one-of-its-kind digital lending platform for college students and young professionals, recently appointed Andy Sen as its Chief Technology Officer. Appointing an experienced domain expert like Andy as part of the senior management team shows the company’s ambition to continue to scale its business.. As the CTO, Andy will be responsible for the end-to-end management of the technology function, which includes developing, delivering, and scaling the product.
Will play an integral role in establishing the technology roadmap and enabling the organization to scale and gain market share
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Andy has achieved several milestones in his career spanning over 18 years. A hands-on technology specialist with extensive leadership and international experience (India, USA, and UK), Andy has profitably grown a startup in the past. He is an expert across domains and verticals like system/web architecture, IT strategy/budgeting, financial services, etc. A 2001 IIT Kharagpur graduate, he has previously worked with renowned organizations like Indus Valley Partners as its Associate Director, Edureka as its CTO, and Tesco as the Head of Software Development. He has also worked as an independent consultant briefly, handling accounts like a DRDO technology firm and a courier aggregator, along with overseeing the tech-build and launch of an early-stage home décor startup.
Throughout his professional career, Andy has handled key responsibilities including launching an international office, scaling technology platforms, engaging with CXOs from top hedge funds, delivering hands-on projects, leading multiple engineering teams, and managing accounts and partners, to name a few. Among his professional achievements, he also has two insightful publications to his credit. Because of his rich domain experience, appointing Andy as the CTO is an integral step taken by mPokket at a time when the company is registering robust month-over-month growth steadily becoming a premier digital credit platform for college students and young professionals all over the country.
Sharing an insight into the appointment, Gaurav Jalan, Founder and CEO, mPokket remarked, “At mPokket, we believe that true potential and passion are key attributes for bringing an employee onboard. Considering his rich professional expertise and his passionate approach towards the domain, Andy is best-suited to guide the development and scalability of the product offerings of mPokket as the Chief Technology Officer. The decision to appoint Andy as the CTO was unanimous and we are looking forward to his long-term association with mPokket.”
Expressing his keenness at the appointment, Andy Sen, CTO, mPokket added, “India is undergoing a major fintech revolution at present, and is among the major countries to have experienced the steepest growth in this segment. Despite being a newcomer in the market, mPokket has already achieved several milestones in this segment and shows immense potential ahead. I am looking forward to being a part of the mPokket fraternity, developing and delivering the next generation platform for easy, quick, seamless, and hassle-free availability of loans.”
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A market leader in the digital credit space for students at present, the digital platform of mPokket is expanding at a robust rate, having already scaled over 200 cities and achieving a rank of 57 in the Finance category of Play Store India. Equipped with the vision of establishing itself as one of the top 10 technology-driven lenders in India, this appointment will help mPokket further its vision while continually developing and delivering new loan products to cater to the underserved segments of students, young professionals, MSMEs, and emerging businesses in its road ahead.
Founded in 2016, mPokket is a mobile app based lending platform which provides personal loans to college students and recent graduates. The aim of the company is to make students financially responsible and independent. The loan amount is sent via instant credit to the student’s bank account or mobile wallet. A user can start by borrowing small amounts and become eligible to borrow more over time with responsible usage.
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