Policybazaar.com has appointed Naveen Kukreja as its Group Chief Marketing Officer and Director – Non Insurance business, who joins from Aviva Life Insurance, where he was SVP (Marketing & Strategy), and was, as per the press release, instrumental in formulating its digital strategy. Before that, he worked with Capital One Bank in United kingdom and with Citibank in India. Also joining the company is Satkam Divya as an Associate Director, leading the the mobile commerce business for the company. Divya has worked with companies in the financial services space like Netambit, TimesofMoney and ICICI Bank, and was also the founder of Rupeetalk.com.
MobME Wireless, a Kerala based mobile VAS company has appointed Mavila Vishwanathan Nair, former CMD of Union Bank of India and Dena Bank, P. Nanda Kumaran, former Managing Director of the State Bank of Travancore and Syed Safawi, Chief Executive Officer of Viom Networks as its advisory board members. Nanda Kumaran will be the company’s acting CFO till a permanent CFO is appointed. He will also be the “principal contact person for the Startup Village Fund”, which is sponsored by MobME. Safawi was previously the President of wireless business from Reliance Communications.