Rudra Dalmia of Paytm, Joins 1 Play Sports as Non-Executive Director
Updated: Jul 24, 2020
1 Play Sports, a key player in sports media content creation, streaming, and mediatech in the Asia-Pacific region, has brought in Rudra Dalmia, Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer, Paytm E-commerce Private Limited, as the newest non-executive member of its board of directors from June 2020.
“Rudra’s addition to the board reflects great enthusiasm and energy the board has to lead and govern the company effectively. Rudra brings a wealth of experience as a leader of digital businesses in fintech, e-commerce, and payments, I look forward to his invaluable contribution to 1 Play Sports to various strategic initiatives”, shared Daniel Maag, Chairman, Board of Directors, 1 Play Sports.
Dalmia, an MBA from Cornell University, served as CFO of Paytm Mall, for a few months, before joining the board of the company as Executive Director in March 2019. Dalmia was the founder and CEO of RD Capital, an investment advisory business boasting an impressive client base of family offices and MNCs looking to invest in India. He also set up the region's first international blockchain venture investment business in 2016 with Fineqia Inc. of Canada.
Between November 2011 and March 2016, Rudra was the Country Head & Managing Director of Saxo Bank India and signed several partnerships with reputed banks and financial institutions of India. Rudra is on the advisory board of Swordfish Investments, LLP, a London-based private equity fund since April 2008. He also serves on the advisory board of various other reputed groups including Stayology.com, an AI-powered mobile platform for global travel experiences, Fineqia International Inc., a crowdfunding and investment management firm based in Canada amongst many others.
"Rudra is a seasoned investment professional who brings decades of experience in fintech, digital payments, e-commerce, leading technology businesses, and venture investments to 1 Play Sports. I am very keen to get his guidance on building our technology arm and future fundraising”, said CEO & Founder of 1 Play Sports, Mohit Lalvani.
“1 Play Sports focuses on the biggest opportunity of the digital world, hyper-local targeted marketing using local and national sporting events coverage - their growth in the last few quarters has been phenomenal and they have brought together local & community sports events with athletes, fans, and followers in huge numbers on Facebook and other digital video channels. As Mohit begins the growth scale-up phase of the business, I am delighted to be associated with this exciting journey in digital media and sports coverage”, stated Rudra Dalmia.
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