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Sandip Gupta
Founder & Managing Director
Sandip Gupta
Founder & Managing Director

Sandip is the Founder and Managing Director of Route Mobile Limited. As a finance specialist with more than twenty years of experience, working in areas such as business analysis, SAP configuration and software systems consulting, Sandip brings with him a wealth of knowledge. His background as a chartered accountant and SAP certified consultant allow him to offer unique insights as well as providing the technical skills needed for developing end-to-end solutions from inception to reality. Prior to founding Route Mobile Limited with his brother, Rajdip Gupta, Sandip has held a variety of senior roles at prestigious organisations such as PwC India and Covansys (India).
 

Rajdip Gupta
Co-Founder & Group CEO
Rajdip Gupta
Co-Founder & Group CEO

Rajdip is the Co-Founder and CEO of Route Mobile Limited. An early mobile and telecom enthusiast who pioneered hand-held device applications in the late 90’s Rajdip is a visionary with a strong technical background. With more than sixteen years of experience working for multinationals across the globe, including MBT, AIS Comp USA, Gurukul Online and IBM UK, Rajdip brings with him extensive knowledge in software life cycle and implementation strategy. Rajdip’s specialities include SS7, SMPP, Java games and Symbian, however, he is most passionate about mobile applications. His profound technical skills and outstanding management have allowed him, together with his brother Sandip Gupta, to build Route Mobile into a global mobile messaging and voice API leader. Rajdip holds a BSc in Physics and Computer Science from Mumbai University.

Rahul Pandey
Chief Credit Officer
Rahul Pandey
Chief Credit Officer

Rahul Pandey has been part of the Route Mobile Limited leadership team as the company’s Vice President since the early days. He has over 13 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has significant knowledge about initiating as well as overseeing business process improvements. As a Software Analyst and a Business Process Consultant, Rahul possesses outstanding planning, organizational and project management skills. He is a visionary with a successful track record in strategy management having consulted companies including GurukulOnline Wireless Solutions and ADORA Wireless Solutions. He holds a science degree.

Gautam Badalia
Chief Strategy Officer(CSO)
Gautam Badalia
Chief Strategy Officer(CSO)

As a CSO, Gautam will be responsible for the development and execution of strategic initiatives to support Route Mobile's long-term growth and shareholder value. Gautam brings with him rich investment banking experience of 12 years having worked on capital raising, mergers and acquisitions and structured finance. Prior to joining Route Mobile, he was designated as a Director, Investment Banking at YES Securities Ltd, a 100% subsidiary of YES Bank Limited. Gautam is an economics graduate and an MBA with specialization in finance.
 

Jeroen Weijenberg (Jerry)
CEO Europe
Jeroen Weijenberg (Jerry)
CEO Europe

Jeroen Weijenberg (Jerry), CEO Europe, is responsible for building the European sales and operations team. He has over fifteen years of experience in the mobile industry of which he spent the last nine years living and working in Singapore. Jerry started his telecoms career in 2001 at Telfort in the Netherlands where he helped set up the SMS wholesale department. Telfort was one of the first MNOs to wholesale SMS both nationally and more importantly internationally. He then joined Golden Bytes (Dutch aggregator) in 2004 to set up their SMS Wholesale department as well as push their premium SMS services across Europe, Asia and the US. In 2006 Jerry joined Mach/End2End (later Syniverse) and established the connectivity business unit in Singapore where he managed the sales team across Asia, India and the Middle East. For the past two years Jerry has been managing the global sales team for Silverstreet out of their Singapore office.

James Matthews
Vice President Sales
James Matthews
Vice President Sales

James Matthews is Sales Director at Route Mobile Limited Europe. James oversees all European sales activities, leading the company’s relationships with partners and customers around the region. He joined Route Mobile in May 2016. James has held a number of senior positions within the industry, including Head of Corporate followed by Head of UK at Truphone and Sales Director at Pneuma Communications. He brings a total of over twelve years of experience in telecommunications with a successful track record of building both direct and indirect sales teams globally. As a passionate sales leader James is committed to delivering honest customer service and has established valuable long-term relationships with some of the largest enterprise customers globally in sectors including finance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, logistics and professional services. James graduated with a Bachelor in Marketing from the University of Portsmouth.

Sharad Kumar Thukral
CEO Middle East & Africa
Sharad Kumar Thukral
CEO Middle East & Africa

Sharad Kumar Thukral has been appointed CEO Middle East & Africa. Based out of the Route Mobile Dubai office, Sharad is responsible for building up the Middle East sales and operations team and expanding into Africa.Sharad brings with him more than seventeen years of telecoms & enterprise experience with extensive knowledge about managing the interaction between business, operations and sales. Prior to joining Route Mobile, Sharad held the position of Vertical Head Global Mobile Solutions (Messaging) at Bharti Airtel. Earlier roles included Head Pre-Sales at Sify Technologies, Head Business Solution Group (North Region) at Reliance Communications and Senior Network Engineer at the United Nations (Africa – DR Congo). Sharad has a strong technical background and possesses outstanding commercial acumen. He is experienced in developing new regions, opening them up to new business.Sharad holds a Bachelor in Electronics & Telecommunication (Mumbai University) and Post Graduate Certificate in Business Management (PGCBM) from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Suresh Jankar
Chief Financial Officer
Suresh Jankar
Chief Financial Officer

As the head of the international as well as domestic corporate finance and accounts functions he leads a young and dynamic team of accounting and tax professionals across all group companies. With over 18 years of in-depth experience in finance, Suresh has a proven track record of creating value by setting vision and focus to succeed. His expertise is focused around RBI regulations, direct and indirect taxes. Prior to joining Route Mobile, Suresh spent close to two decades leading the fourteen group companies of Capricorn Group as its VP Accounts and Finance across the Real Estate and Hospitality sectors. Suresh holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce and is a Qualified Chartered Accountant.

Tushar Agnihotri
CEO India
Tushar Agnihotri
CEO India

As Route Mobile’s CEO India, Tushar leads all domestic voice & messaging business. Tushar has over 21 years of diverse experience across various sectors and geographies. He has spent more than a decade in the telecom industry & has good insight into the enterprise side of the business. In his earlier assignments, Tushar has lead Channel Operations, Sales & Marketing, and Strategy & Planning. Tushar joined Route Mobile from Reliance Jio where he was National Acquisition Head for its WiFi business. Prior to Reliance Jio, Tushar worked with Tata Teleservices, Arvind Mills, Blow Plast & Kodak India He holds a Bachelor degree in Science & Master’s degree in business management.

Priyanka Dalvi
Head of Human Resources
Priyanka Dalvi
Head of Human Resources

Leading all human resources efforts globally, Priyanka Dalvi serves as the group’s Head of Human Resources.Working closely with all departments across the RML network, Priyanka is responsible for talent acquisition and engagement. Together with her team she also manages all aspects of performance management, including learning & development initiatives for the wider group. Prior to joining Route Mobile, Priyanka worked at IndiaCast Media Distribution, a Network18 group, where she was responsible for managing the entire breadth of HR. Priyanka is an alumnus of Welingkar Institute of Management in Mumbai where she completed her Masters in Human Resources.

Sammy Mamdani
Executive Vice President - Global Operations
Sammy Mamdani
Executive Vice President - Global Operations

Sammy Mamdani heads RML’s global operations and is responsible for day-to-day management and coordination between worldwide offices. With over 13 years of international experience, Sammy has successfully held senior positions at Protiviti’s (formerly Andersen Consulting) Business Risk division in the U.S. as well as a private investment firm based out of Mumbai, where he managed diverse business units in India and the UAE. Most recently, Sammy served as C.O.O at Cellent Technologies, which was acquired by Route Mobile in August 2016. He holds an MBA from the University of Central Florida.

Derek Tan
CEO Asia Pacific
Derek Tan
CEO Asia Pacific

A pioneer in monetization of A2P SMS solutions, Derek Tan heads up Route Mobile’s Asia-Pacific team as the company’s CEO APAC. He will be focussing on consolidating the company’s organisational structures and strengthening pipelines within the region. Having establish Defero Mobile, now a fully owned Route Mobile subsidiary in 2015, Derek brings over a decade of industry experience, having held senior positions for Golden Bytes (Dutch aggregator), MACH / End2End (later acquired by Syniverse) and Syniverse. Under his successful leadership global teams have reliably achieved customer satisfaction and operational excellence while delivering stable and robust solutions. In addition to his task as CEO APAC, Derek will also act as Route Mobile’s Group Head of Procurement. Leading a team of carrier relations experts, Derek will be responsible for (re-)negotiating with MNOs, partner aggregators, signalling carriers and infrastructure providers while also acquiring more direct connections through global MNOs.

Eric Natanael
Chief Marketing Officer
Eric Natanael
Chief Marketing Officer

Aside from managing the Route Mobile’s global marketing, Eric is also in charge of product management. He works closely with all the regional offices, crossing cultures and boundaries to ensure that Route Mobile continues to provide the best service to clients and partners worldwide. An engineer with a flair for arts, he is well equipped to deal with the highly nuanced work that comes with his role. Before joining Route Mobile, his telecommunications experience includes roles with mobile networks, mobile device manufacturer, and mobile device distribution. As a marketer, he has held management positions in multiple marketing firms.

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