IAMAI appoints Freecharge’s founder Kunal Shah as chairman

Industry body Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), which counts companies such as Facebook, Microsoft and Google as members, named Kunal Shah, co-founder FreeCharge as its new chairman.

Shah succeeds Nishant Rao, the ex-managing director of LinkedIn, who recently moved to Freshdesk as the global Chief Operating Officer, the association said in a statement.

IAMAI also named Vishwas Patel, chief executive officer, CCAvenue as the new treasurer.

Shah co-founded FreeCharge in August 2010 with an aim to build a business that turned recharges in to rewarding experiences for its consumers. In April 2015, FreeCharge was acquired by Snapdeal.

Vishwas, the founderand CEO of Avenues India Private Limited, launched the company’s first initiative, CCAvenue in September 2001. CCAvenue provides payment gateway services to thousands of e Merchant across the world

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