About us

A subsidiary of Delta Corp. Ltd. - A publicly listed Indian gaming and
hospitality company

Deltatech Gaming Limited (formerly known as Gaussian Networks) has been a frontrunner in India’s online gaming industry since 2011. We are India’s biggest and most trusted brand, catering to India’s growing gaming population with our top-of-the-line gaming apps like Adda52, Adda52Games & Adda52Rummy, through the best-in-class gaming experience!

Our Journey

VISION

To deliver the best gaming products and experiences along with the best possible entertainment value in order to achieve quality and excellence in services while making the most of the team’s talent.

MISSION

To create a safe, regulated, and responsible gaming environment through innovation, talent, and technology.

Leadership team

Expertise. Experience. Innovation.

We tend to deliver the best to our stakeholders, we brought you innovation through combination of technology and creativity. Know more about our Board of Directors and Management.

Board of Directors

Jaydev Mody

Non-Executive and Non-Independent Chairman

Jaydev Mody is a Non-Executive and Non-Independent Chairman (Additional) on the Board of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in arts (special) from University of Bombay. He is one of the promoters and is the non-executive chairman of our Promoter and has been previously associated with the Peninsula group as a managing director and was also associated with Arrow Webtex Limited as a director, which was subsequently merged with our Promoter. He has over 40 years of experience in various businesses, including real estate development, gaming and hospitality, textiles and magnet manufacturing.

Shivanandan Pare

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Shivanandan Pare is an Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer on the Board of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree of engineering in electronics and communication from Kuvempu University, and a post graduate diploma in business administration from SCMS Cochin School of Business and has completed the senior executive leadership program from Harvard Business School. He has over 19 years of experience across consumer businesses, corporate strategy and investment banking. Prior to joining our Company, he was previously associated with Onkyo India Private Limited as an assistant manager, Meghraj Financial Services (India) Private Limited as a project executive, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited as the head – new digital business and BigAdda (a division of Reliance BIG Entertainment Private Limited), a part of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group as the chief operating officer.

Ashish Kapadia

Executive Director

Ashish Kapadia is an Executive Director on the Board of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Madurai Kamaraj University. He has been associated with our Promoter since 2009, where he serves as the managing director. He has significant experience across sectors such as gaming, hospitality, real estate, paints, textiles, financial services and civil aviation.

Hardik Dhebar

Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer

Hardik Dhebar is an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer on the Board of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science from University of Bombay and postgraduate diploma in business administration (finance) from Prin L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research. He has been associated with our Promoter since May 12, 2008, where he serves as the group chief financial officer. He has over 24 years of experience in finance and treasury operations and was previously associated with Nicholas Piramal India Limited as a senior manager and with Peninsula Group as a general manager – group treasury.

Tara Subramaniam

Independent Director

Tara Subramaniam is an Independent Director (Additional) on the Board of our Company. She has attended a bachelor’s degree course in law from University of Bombay. She has over 37 years of experience in the field of banking, real estate, project finance and business development. Prior to joining our Company, she was associated with JM Financial Group as a managing director, SGE Advisors (India) Private Limited as a director and was employed by Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited. She is also a director on the board of directors of Restaurant Brands Asia Limited (formerly, Burger King India Limited) and JM Financial Home Loans Limited. She is also the founder president of NAREDCO, Mahi.

Chetan Desai

Independent Director

Chetan Desai is an Independent Director (Additional) on the Board of our Company. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has over four decades of experience as a chartered accountant and was associated with M/s. Haribhakti & Co. LLP., as a managing partner.

Javed Tapia

Independent Director

Javed Tapia is an Independent Director (Additional) on the Board of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics, University of Bombay and a master’s degree in business administration from Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. He is the promoter of Clover Infotech Private Limited. He has over 22 years of experience in Information Technology (IT), real estate development, renewable energy sector and magnet manufacturing.

Pankaj Razdan

Independent Director

Pankaj Razdan is an Independent Director (Additional) on the Board of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science from University of Poona and a bachelor’s degree in science (technology) from Watumull Institute of Electronic Engineering and Computer Technology of University of Bombay. He has significant experience in the securities market, finance and insurance sector. Prior to joining our Company, he was associated with Aditya Birla Money Limited, Aditya Birla Securities Private Limited, Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited, Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Limited, Edelweiss Securities Limited and ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited.

Our Management

Shivanandan Pare

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Shivanandan Pare is an Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer on the Board of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree of engineering in electronics and communication from Kuvempu University, and a post graduate diploma in business administration from SCMS Cochin School of Business and has completed the senior executive leadership program from Harvard Business School. He has over 19 years of experience across consumer businesses, corporate strategy and investment banking. Prior to joining our Company, he was previously associated with Onkyo India Private Limited as an assistant manager, Meghraj Financial Services (India) Private Limited as a project executive, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited as the head – new digital business and BigAdda (a division of Reliance BIG Entertainment Private Limited), a part of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group as the chief operating officer.

Abhinav Nigam

Head Revenue - adda.games

Abhinav Nigam is the ‘Head Revenue – Adda.games’ of our Company. He has been associated with our Company since April 1, 2021. He holds a bachelor’s degree in technology (honours) in manufacturing science and engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Prior to joining our Company, he was associated with Accenture Solutions Private Limited in the capacity of management consulting principal director.

Krishnendu Guha

Chief Revenue Officer- Poker

Krishnendu Guha is the ‘Chief Revenue Officer – Adda52’ of our Company. He has been associated with our Company since November 17, 2020. He has attended a bachelor’s degree course in science from University of Calcutta. Prior to joining our Company, he was associated with Tabella s.r.o. in the capacity of director- marketing.

Jayaveer Bhupalam

Chief Technical Officer

Jayaveer Bhupalam is the ‘Chief Technical Officer’ of our Company. He has been associated with our Company since February 15, 2021. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering (computer science and engineering) from Bharathidasan University. Prior to joining our Company, he was associated with Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail Limited and SJM Technologies Private Limited in the capacity of assistant vice president – product & technology and principal project architect, respectively.

Rajkumar Sheth

Chief Product Officer

Rajkumar Sheth is the ‘Chief Product Officer – Adda52’ of our Company. He was transferred to our Company from Highstreet Cruises & Entertainment Private Limited, with effect from September 7, 2020. He has attended a bachelor’s degree course in commerce from Madurai Kamaraj University. Prior to joining our Company, he was associated with Highstreet Cruises and Entertainment Private Limited and Birdeye Software India Private Limited in the capacity of chief product officer (online rummy business) and director product management, respectively.

Anannya Godbole

Company Secretary and Compliance Officer

Anannya Godbole is the Company Secretary and Compliance Officer of our Company. She was transferred to our Company from Delta Manufacturing Limited with effect from January 26, 2022. She holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from University of Mumbai. She is an associate member of Institute of Companies Secretaries of India. Prior to joining our Company, she was associated with Delta Manufacturing Limited and Highstreet Cruises and Entertainment Private Limited.

Navdeep Singh

Assistant General Manager - Accounts & Finance

Navdeep Singh is the ‘Assistant General Manager – Accounts & Finance’ of our Company. He has been associated with our Company since June 18, 2018. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Indira Gandhi National Open University. He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in India. Prior to joining our Company, he was associated with Globus Infocom Limited in the capacity of a finance head.

Akanksha Awasthi

Lead - Human Resource

She comes with over 11+ years of experience specializing in establishing productive business relationships and resolving critical human capital business issues.

With an eye for detail and passion for her work, she demonstrated her HR knowledge of organizational development, aligned organizational processes, systems, and culture with key business priorities, designed optimal organizational structures, understanding organization and cultural needs and driven change management.

She is also a certified Dale Carnegie trainer and has prior experience of holding various trainings directed towards skill development & performance improvement.

He is a state rank holder Chartered Accountant with more than 12 years of experience in managing finance across diverse industries.

A detail oriented professional with analytical bent and a questioning mind, he has ensured that the finance functions at Deltatech Gaming are run effectively and efficiently. He also brings an in-depth knowledge of taxation laws, financial planning, and business modelling.

Pratik Kumar

Head Marketing & Growth - adda.games

Pratik Kumar is a postgraduate from IIT-Kharagpur in Computer Science & Engineering. Pratik has worked mostly with start-ups. He was part of the founding team of Zivame as their head of marketing & product. He then joined Nykaa as Chief Marketing Officer. Having laid the brand foundation for these companies he went on to found Green Giraffes, a multi-faceted consulting for internet-based start-ups. He co-founded 9stacks poker in 2017 and Faboom fantasy in 2019. Pratik is as passionate about start-ups, product, marketing, growth hacks as he is passionate about poker and sports.

Akanksha Awasthi

Lead - HR

Akanksha comes with over 11+ years of experience specializing in establishing productive business relationships and resolving critical human capital business issues. With an eye for detail and passion for her work, she demonstrated her HR Knowledge of organizational development, aligned organizational processes, systems, and culture with key business priorities, designed optimal organizational structures, understanding organization and cultural needs and driven change management. She is also a certified Dale Carnegie trainer and has prior experience of holding various training directed towards skill development & performance improvement.