August 25, 2021, India: Newgen Gaming, an India based gaming and esports company, has named Akshay Paul as the co-founder and chief marketing officer (CMO). He will be heading the company’s marketing, branding and overall business initiatives.
Before joining Newgen Gaming, in his previous role, Paul donned the head of marketing for health and wellness company GOQii. He was the marketing lead for games at Reliance Jio Infocomm before that. With an MBA degree from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), he has over a decade of rich experience in product and marketing management. He has been a part of known brands like Ubisoft, Reliance Games and JetSynthesys, among others.
Says Akshay Paul, “I’ve been a gamer and an esports enthusiast since I can remember. Having played me competitively, I know the thrills of the sport. I am excited to join the amazing team at Newgen Gaming – Penta Esports, which have some exciting plans for the esports ecosystem in India. I am sure it is going to be an amazing experience working alongside some of the best in the business.”
He will be working closely with the other co-founders and the executive team alike to chart out strategies, forge partnerships and lead the branding and marketing initiatives of the company.
Says Newgen Gaming co-founder and CEO Anurag Khurana, “We plan to scale up the business rapidly and contribute to the fast-moving esports industry. With his immense experience, we are confident that Akshay will lead the team to mark our place in the growing esports ecosystem successfully.”
Newgen Gaming operates in esports with its brand, Penta Esports. Founded by industry veterans Anurag Khurana, Kiran Noojibail, and now with Akshay Paul, the company aims to disrupt the ecosystem in India with a holistic approach towards the sector, including leagues, tournaments, content and much more.