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Freecharge Co-Founder Kunal Shah Appointed Chairman Of The IAMAI

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IAMAI has announced on Tuesday that Freecharge co-founder Kunal Shah will take position of the Chairman of the mobile internet regulatory forum — in fresh signs of Government’s massive inclination towards new-age entrepreneurs and belief in India’s startup story.

Nishant Rao recently left the position of the Chairman of the Industry body Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) to take on the position of the COO of Freshdesk.

The IAMAI — for all of you who are unaware (highly impossible!) — is a Mobile Internet a not-for-profit industry body which counts companies such as Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Flipkart and Hungama as members. The aims of this organization include expansion and enhancement in the online and mobile value added services sectors. It was established in 2004 and comprises of mobile content and services, online publishing, mobile and online advertising, ecommerce and digital payments players and a lot more.

Just recently, we saw Nishant Rao, who was the ex-managing director of LinkedIn, leave his Chairmanship at the IAMAI and move to Freshdesk as its COO.

Shah, the new Chairman of the IAMAI, co-founded Freecharge in August 2010 with a motto of building a business that made recharges a rewarding experiences for its consumers. Last April, Freecharge was acquired by the E-Commerce firm Snapdeal but even after this, the company remained an independent entity under Shah’s leadership.

Another change for the IAMAI is the addition of Vishwas Patel, Chief Executive Officer of CCAvenue, as its new treasurer.


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