Yudi comes with significant leadership experience across strategic finance, corporate development and in scaling businesses
New Delhi, 20th April: Octro Inc, India’s leading and fastest growing mobile gaming company has announced the appointment of Yudhister Bahl (Yudi) as Chief Financial Officer. He will be based in its Delhi-NCR office. With almost 200+ million users, Octro has acquired a leadership position in the online gaming space, gaining a strong foothold within the Indian entertainment & sports industry with a projected user base of more than 700 million gamers in India.
Yudi is a seasoned business leader with 25+ years of rich experience across diverse industries including financial services, education, telecom, and FMCG. He has worked with leading Corporates in India and in the U.S. like Bharti Airtel, Laureate Education, Avantha Group, U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, and Gaiam. He has held leadership roles in finance, strategy and business planning (CFO and Head Strategy and M&A). Over the years, he has had the opportunity to work closely with business & functional leaders and partnered with them in driving key growth and strategic initiatives.
Mr. Saurabh Aggarwal, CEO,Octro Inc, said on the appointment, “Octro has established itself as an innovative gaming company and we very excited to welcome Yudi, on-board as our CFO as we embark on our next phase of growth .. I believe, Yudi with his rich leadership experience across strategic finance and corporate development coupled with his business acumen and strong people skills, can contribute significantly to Octro’s vision of morphing from a pure play startup to a growth company.”
On his joining, YudiBahl, CFO, Octro Inc said, “Octro is a pioneer and a leader in the super exciting world of online / mobile gaming in India and is backed by a marquee investor like Sequoia. Under Saurabh’s leadership the company has demonstrated a solid track record of growth and innovation. I am thrilled and looking forward to partnering with the team as Octro charts its journey to become one of the leading gaming companies globally.”
Octro Inc, the leading and fastest growing mobile gaming company in India has been ranked the No.1 in terms of player revenue by App Annie, the top app industry analytics firm. The growing popularity of online games has given a whole new boost to the gaming ecosystem. Currently in India, the market is growing at 40% annually and is expected to touch $14 billion by 2025.
Octro is a new age platform that aims to create leisure options for the world at large. Octro’s vision is to keep creating moments of joy in human life while creating best and scalable leisure options. Headquartered in India, Octro is the largest and the fastest growing global mobile gaming company with leadership in Card, Casino & Casual games across the portfolio. Octro’s games like Teen Patti, Indian Rummy and Tambola have been amongst the top ten apps across Apple iOS and Google Play stores. With almost 200+ million players and Sequoia Capital as investor, Octro is committed to support the government’s Make in India initiative and give a whole new boost to the cultural gaming ecosystem within the Indian economy while creating global impact. At the intersection of entertainment and sports Octro vie for user’s time in his daily life by presenting leisure options across the platform.