Meet The Team

SUNEIL CHAWLA
Co-Founder

Suneil Chawla is a Commerce Graduate from Loyola College and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. Prior to co-founding social beat, he founded koolkart.com, a social e-commerce and price comparison engine. He has worked extensively in marketing and technology, with management consultants bain & co, across Boston, Singapore, Mumbai, and Delhi. He’s part of the executive committee of the IIM Ahmedabad alumni chapter in Chennai. Suneil loves to travel, for work and pleasure.

VIKAS CHAWLA
Co-Founder

Vikas Chawla has experience as a product head, digital head & national brand manager at Ti cycles. In his previous role, he worked as an executive assistant to Mr. Mv Subbiah, Murugappa group and chairman, national skill development corp. He is a management graduate from the London School of Economics (LSE), and a business graduate from Loyola College. He enjoys cycling and everything digital. He is the foodie in the office, always on the lookout of new restaurants for our team lunches.

Ankit Rastogi
Co-Founder & CTO

I am passionate about building scalable mission-driven technologies. I love traveling, gaming, and coffee. I have more than 13 years of experience in Technology & engineering. Before joining influencer.in, I have worked with multiple startups in the news video domain, led the team of 50 – 75 people & took the scale of more than a million active users.

ARUSHI GUPTA
Business Head – Influencer.in

Arushi has over 7 years of experience ranging from project management, marketing, and sales and has formerly worked at the British Council and Cambridge English language assessment. She enjoys identifying a problem, conceptualizing a solution to execute it. She is a management graduate from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a graduate from lady Shri ram college, Delhi (lsr). In her free time, she likes reading, traveling, exploring new restaurants and binge-watching netflix.

Krishna Kottalgi
Head – Growth

Krishna is a meticulous and customer-focused growth strategist with over 17 years of multifaceted experience across business development and sales in the media and digital space. He has worked with established brands and start-ups alike. Passion for problem solving and challenges. A team player who likes to interact with people and make friends. He is a hard core sports fan and if not for sales, would have chosen badminton or cricket as a career option. Krishna is a postgraduate from marketing and has a keen interest in marathons, reading, netflix, cooking, and traveling.

KAJAL MEHTA JOSHI
Head – Strategy

Kajal is a marketing enthusiast with over 12 years of experience across Brand Activation, Experiential Marketing, Event management, Youth and Influencer Marketing. She adds value through her expertise in brand strategy & solutions along with client servicing. Kajal has worked with over a 100 clients, helping them scale their businesses and achieve their marketing goals.
Building brands and experiencing their growth journey excites her and she is keen to explore the world of marketing beyond conventional means and methods!
She studied at Amity School of business and majored in marketing, loves creating art, travelling, exploring new places, reading, watching shows and spending time with her family and friends.

SUDARSHAN KAILASH
Sr. Manager – Product & Growth

Sudarshan is an economics graduate from Madras Christian college. A creative person by nature, he is passionate about finding innovative solutions that add value to all stakeholders involved. A quick learner, he is keen to imbibe any information or knowledge from his friends, colleagues, and family that will help him in the future. He leverages his passion for communication and innovative solutions in his role at influencer.in.

CHANDRA SHEKAR
Manager – Client Success

Chandra Shekar is a graduate from Jain University. A hardcore foodie by heart, he loves driving – and if given an option would travel to different countries by car. Having 3 years of experience in influencer marketing and music industry. He is a person who is positive about every aspect of life and loves meeting new people being very approachable.

Mohammad Shadab
Senior Software Engineer

I am a B.tech. graduate from Aligargh muslim university. I am very enthusiastic about programming & gaming. In my free time, I love to play with my gadgets & love to explore new gadgets & technologies. Apart from tech, I am a big time foodie and love spicy food. In the future, if I plan to switch careers, I can’t think of any other profession than a “Food Blogger”.

Mohammad Maaz
Senior Software Engineer

I have 6+ years of experience in tech working with diverse types of technologies, still eager to learn something new each day (blessed with a baby boy a few months ago & currently learning how to change diapers :D). Love to spend time with friends. Goal of life is to earn that much money at the age 40-45 from which I can buy a house on an island and spend the rest of my life with my loved ones.

VIMAL MICHAEL
Associate Vice President – Technology

Vimal has completed his Masters in Computer Application from Marian College, Kerala and was previously, a tech superstar for an ecommerce company. He loves the finer things in life and enjoys meaningful conversations on various topics. He’s fun and exuberant. Expect him to catch you off-guard with his quick wit. He’s a convergent thinker, and you can bank on him to solve any problem.

PURUSHOTHAMAN K
Head – Design

Purushothaman has a decade of experience in web and graphic design, he has honed his graphic design skills to produce the wow effect with ease. With quick turnarounds and plenty of work, Purushothaman manages to still live with his mantra “live and make others happy”. During the weekends, he enjoys playing cricket, watching movies and driving like the fast & furious cast!

DIVYA RAM
Manager – Video Project

Divya has a Masters in media, culture and communication from New York University. Before taking on her current role as video project specialist, she worked as a production lead at a full-service ad agency in New York for little over 3 years before moving back to Chennai, her hometown. She loves learning about people, cultures, places and understanding different perspectives which contributes to her penchant for video storytelling. Divya is a trained bharathanyam dancer, enjoys reading, theatre (broadway being top on the list of things she will miss about living in new york city) and traveling – discovering new places and their history.

NITHIN KUMAR
Lead – Design

Nithin Kumar is a pixel-perfect graphic designer who takes great pride in creating visually stunning designs. With an MA Communication Degree from Madras Christian College, Chennai, and 3 years of experience in graphic designing he has developed creativity, originality, and strong visual sense. During his free time he would either hit the road on long tour or be in search of new food to munch on.

Rishuvee Malani
Senior Influencer Specialist

Rishuvee is an IT graduate and has worked as a software engineer in her previous organization. The curiosity of ideation, innovation and the aesthetics involved behind every brand story is what drove her in making a career transition to this field. She is a foodie by heart and chocolates and cheese fall into her “I go nuts over” category. An ambivert by nature, she loves interacting with new people and believes in being easily approachable. Thus it would just take a cup of coffee to hit the conversation with her. She is also a sports enthusiast and an adventure lover and has an immense passion to have all the thrilling experiences in the world.

Arish Kotwal
Senior Influencer Specialist

Arish Kotwal graduated from Jai Hind College in Mumbai with a bachelor’s degree in mass media. He is really passionate about marketing and it’s something he loves doing. He is the kind of guy who learns from any and all types of experiences, be it while working with Hindustan Unilever or Bytedance. He loves watching and playing football and has an affinity towards long drives. He aspires to learn more and more every day about the influencer marketing sector and grow along with it.

Yajata Hemarajani
Senior Influencer Specialist

Yajata Hemrajani is kind, compassionate, & a team player who works well with her peers. She plans meticulously & tries to achieve perfection in her work. She has always shown dedication & sincerity towards the tasks she undertakes. She has been working in the influencer industry for the past 2 years with various brands like bblunt, marino, betty crocker, park avenue, haagen dazs, neutrogena, nilaya, etc. Negotiations & making campaign plans are 2 constituents she likes the most about influencer marketing! She is a travel enthusiast & loves exploring new places. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music & watching netflix.

PURVAJA BALAKRISHNAN
Senior Social Media Specialist

A Journalism Graduate, Purvaja knew she wanted to join the dynamic and creative field after graduation. Easily distracted by dogs and food, she is always up for a game of cards or a horror movie. Have worked for two years in the digital field

KISHEN DAS
Senior Social Media Specialist

Kishen completed his Visual Communication Degree from Loyola College, Chennai and has a diploma in making the worst jokes at the most inappropriate of times. Apart from shamelessly proclaiming to have the wackiest of ideas, Kishen has worked as a youtube creator, video jockey, actor & writer.

SHALINI K.S.
Senior Web Developer

An Electronics and Communication Engineering Graduate from St. Joseph College of Engineering. She is a typical chennai girl who loves to dance, enjoys music and outdoor activity. Her hobby is playing shuttle, drawing and watching tv. She is a quick learner, adaptable to any environment and highly motivated to work as a team.

MAHESH KUMAR
Senior Web Developer

Mahesh Kumar completed his Engineering in Computer Science and has four years of experience in web development. He spends most of his time with his family and friends. Apart from that, he spends time playing cricket and hearing music.

AJITH KUMAR
Senior Specialist – Video Project

Ajith has completed his Integrated Electronic Media from Anna University, Chennai and has always been outstanding in the school both in studies and sports. After venturing into media studies, his love for direction, video production and creating ideas came alive. He has worked as a consultant and director in a leading branding agency and also worked as an assistant director and production coordinator in a popular reality show for a famous tamizh tv channel. He has also worked with on many corporate videos, ad films, and documentaries. He is a passionate football player who has played district level and divisional level matches and runs a football club to teach young players. He stays up late at night gulping cups of coffee, to work on creative ideas and to watch his inspiration – cristiano ronaldo’s every single match. In his free time, he hits the road for long trips to escape from the real world.

Shivani Bamalwa
Influencer Specialist

Shivani has always been called the kid of the group with insane energy even at 6 in the morning and a true chatterbox, she was last seen not talking while drinking water. She is known to get out of her comfort zone and get things done when it comes to client servicing, brand and content marketing. She is a graduate in marketing and a sucker for new food experiences, only if they involve oreos. Shivani compensates for her oreo binges by being extremely active in outdoor sports, especially basketball. This ‘weirdly sorted’ girl follows the mantra “Live in the moment for the moment” so please excuse her if she doesn’t remember some moments from her past occasionally.

Harshada Shivekar
Influencer Specialist

Harshada, a graduate from Mithibai College soon started working and learning a lot about social media and influencer marketing which eventually became her area of expertise. She is an expert when it comes to planning and executing things. You can call her a fashion freak as she is up to date with her fashion sense. Also being a kathak dancer, she likes spending some time practicing it and also likes to hang out and explore places with her closed ones.

Shyamala Shruthi
Influencer Specialist

Shyamala graduated from M.O.P. Vaishnav College for women with a degree in marketing management. Marketing encourages her to comprehend and understand things in ways that she can never imagine and it never ceases to surprise her. She’s extremely organized and slightly ocd. Pantry makeover videos give her so much joy for some reason. A complete morning person whose day begins and ends with a coffee. Pradeep Kumar and AR Rahman are her go-to artists. She’s a singer, sports enthusiast, extrovert, and an experienced overthinker.

Hunar Mehta
Brand Strategist

The world of marketing always fascinated Hunar, a triple major graduate (media, psychology and literature) from christ university. She believes the power of imagination makes us infinite and is known for her creativity, grit and passion. An avid reader and an ardent writer, she has always been extremely inquisitive (read: annoying) about why people behave the way they do, and hence the art of marketing lured her. In her free time, you can find her writing Instagram captions for her friends, complaining about how ‘the community’ never won an emmy and laughing at her own jokes.

Vishakha Singh
Influencer Specialist

Vishakha is a Master’s in Communication Management from SIMC, Pune, and has worked with brands like railtel, john jacobs, and foodama. Being a micro-influencer herself she has the backend exposure and is keen on social media trends and the industry. Besides work, she loves fashion, food, and dogs!

Poorva Jain
Influencer Specialist

Poorva is a Business Management Graduate from IPU, Delhi having experience in social media marketing and managing online communities. She has an inquisitive personality and is always looking ahead to explore new things. Meeting and networking with new people makes her feel ecstatic. She considers herself to be a social media geek, keeping up with everything from ig trends to brands’ social media campaigns. She likes to work in a creative space and possesses a knack for content writing. Her interests include playing badminton and socialising. She loves dogs and coffee! However, for her, time is best spent blasting k-pop at its loudest with the tallest glass of iced coffee in her hand.

Vipasha Doshi
Influencer Specialist

Vipasha, is a BMM(Advertising) graduate from Jai Hind College, Mumbai. She has had the chance to dip her toes in the pool of digital marketing over the past two and a half years. On the personal front, she would describe herself as an ambivert, with a keen interest in dancing, photography, and traveling. She does believe that she is a quick learner and good at multitasking. Always looking forward to learning new things, she might also recognize herself as a complete Bollywood buff. Having a sweet tooth, for her there is nothing that a good dessert cannot fix!

Nimisha Rao
Influencer Specialist

Nimisha has been a social media enthusiast since the time of orkut but never thought it could be a career option. But during her graduation when she found out it could, she hopped onto the opportunity and started her social media page and a blog about food and fashion, the two things she loved the most at that point. Along with that also did a post grad in fashion to up her fashion skills. To explore the other side of the influencer industry, she started working as an influencer marketing specialist too. And now loves how her job revolves around social media which at one point her parents scolded her for doing :p she also loves dancing and has been training in various forms like Latin, Bollywood, western even now. Apart from that she loves travelling and exploring new places, reading only when in the mood, watching netflix and doing yoga.

Sakshi G
Influencer Specialist

Sakshi is a Business Management Graduate from IP University. She’s always keen on bringing her extrovert personality to an advantage by showing off her marketing skills. You’ll mostly find her discussing popular netflix shows or having a discussion over her sweet tooth. Her day revolves around scrolling through social media and laughing over not-so-funny memes.

Sowbarnika V M
Influencer Specialist

Sowbarnika has completed her undergraduate degree in English & Communication skills she’s an independent artist, beatboxer, singer, actor and claims to be jack of all trades when it comes to instruments. She’s a nano influencer and has always been fascinated with the way the whole process works, realized that this is the right time for her to explore and specialize internally when it comes to influencer marketing. And oh, if you say “Music”; she’ll be there the next second jamming with you.

Tanishka Suri
Influencer Specialist

Drinking in every bit of advertising that comes her way, Tanishka has an intensive experience working in a dynamic, fast paced environment. Creative, goal oriented and driven by a thirst to always add something unique, she has a flair for branding, project management and influencer marketing. After fourteen months in the field, she is all set to explore more corners of the industry, working hard towards ticking off more #LifeGoals at Social Beat. Taking inspiration from everyday observations, she’s inspired to contribute towards enriching and memorable campaign thoughts that really make the brand be seen and not just thought of.

Nandini Saraf
Influencer Specialist

Nandini Saraf, is a Hotel Management graduate who stumbled upon the Influencer Marketing profession due to the pandemic. She is a cheerful and responsible individual who has worked with multiple brands helping them increase brand awareness & provide value to their target audience. She enjoys cooking, dancing. Fashion and DIY’s excite her!

Nirav Purohit
Influencer Specialist

Nirav Purohit, residing in Mumbai. I’ve done my degree from Lala Lajpat Rai in Bachelor’s of Mass Media. I have 2 years of experience in the influencer marketing field with handling various campaigns of Amazon Prime, Nickelodeon, Skechers, etc. My hobbies include singing and eating different kinds of food. I can sing very well too.

Ananya Baldwa
Influencer Specialist

Ananya Baldwa is a BBA graduate who loves everything about Marketing. She believes that – “The good we do today, will come back to us tomorrow” and does everything in her cap to give back to society. Helping the people around her gives her an immense sense of purpose and joy! She is an ambivert who loves watching movies alone. She loves cooking, baking, eating, and feeding. She is also a Chauvinist who carries her adhere everywhere she goes. She loves listening to and singing retro Bollywood music. It keeps her in a good rhythm throughout the day.

Pooja Gusain
Influencer Specialist

Pooja Gusain is a science graduate from SGRR, Dehradun having 3 years of experience in social media marketing and campaign execution for local brands. Influencer marketing is what Interests her the most.

Sesharaj R
Influencer Specialist

R Sesharaj is an MBA graduate from Symbiosis Institute of media and communications. Prior to working for influencer.in, he founded MicDrop Events, an event management company. He has worked extensively in Influencer Marketing and event management. Sesharaj loves to travel, for work and pleasure.

Pareen Yajnik
Influencer Specialist

Pareen is a BMS graduate from UPG, having experience in social media and influencer marketing.
She calls herself a quick learner and a multitasker and is always on the go to expand her horizons.

Good food, good mood- yes, she lives for it. 😛 (especially when there’s sushi)
She is a hardcore fashion freak and her dream is to travel the world.
In her free time, you’ll probably find her making reels, shopping online or watching K-drama.

Yashna Pandia
Influencer Intern

Yashna Pandia completed her bachelor’s in business administration & has been running her own small business making personalized gifts. She’s an extreme extrovert & obsessed with Instagram. If given a chance she’d travel 12 months a year. In her free time, you can find her getting dressed up & making reels on Instagram, shopping, or working on her art.

Avantika Sharma
Influencer Intern

Avantika Sharma has a keen interest in the field of communication and has organized several events, managed various projects, and also worked with a number of NGOs. She believes she is a meticulous person with a positive attitude. Avantika has always been fascinated with the literary and performing arts and she loves to read books and write poetry.

PALLAVI K
Social Media Specialist

Pallavi is a Marketing Graduate from M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women. She was always interested in arts so it was no surprise she chose to work in a creative environment. Pallavi carries with her a never say die attitude with it comes to her work. You can catch her playing with animals, trying new restaurants and watching movies in her free time.

PRIYOMA CHOWDRY
Social Media Specialist

Priyoma is a Viscom Graduate from MOP Vaishnav College. She is passionate about marketing and her love for instagram, facebook, youtube has driven her to build a career in social media. She has worked with brands like zomato, isl amongst others. During her college days, she created ‘cutting edge’, a market for quirky gift items. She calls herself an ambivert and hopes to create an impact in the world through the power of social media. She loves reading books and binge-watching shows on netflix.

PUNITH KUMAR
Creative Designer

Punith Kumar has an undergraduate degree in Visual Communication from SRM University and comes with three years of experience in graphic designing. He started sketching portraits during his school days and that was when his love for the creative side of things started. He is a big movie addict and he also has an interest in photography. In his free time, he plays volleyball. He likes gardening and he is a bird lover as well!