Harish joined the online gaming industry over 7 years ago having previously worked for leading mobile technology companies for over 10 years. He worked with companies like Nokia, Com2Us (leading mobile and internet gaming in Korea) EdgeMatrix (mobile platform developer).
From early 2007 to 2011, Harish was the Director, Business Development APAC for Cryptologic (NASDAQ: CRYP) and subsequently their Regional Director, APAC. During his tenure, he was responsible for the P&L and growth of their business in APAC as well as managing their acquisitions in the region.
From March 2011 for 2 years, Harish worked with a leading Asian Gaming and Lottery Operators – AsianLogic, as their Director of New Business Development for South Asia, and Sugal & Damani Group, looking after marketing and distribution channel strategy for their newly launched gaming business in India. He was also responsible for launching new payment solutions in various markets in Asia.
In March 2013 Harish joined Paddy Power, a leading bookmaker and online gaming operator, as their Corporate Development Director for their Asian business where he is responsible for building a profitable business for the group in this region. His main mandate is to:
1. Identify and secure investment opportunities for the group in this region
2. Work with gaming regulators in different jurisdictions in Asia to help with the licensing process by sharing Paddy Power’s success and approach in other markets around the world
3. Through Paddy Power’s B2B business, cement partnerships with licensed gaming and betting operators in Asia where Paddy Power provides our sports betting platform, risk management and marketing consulting services