Mobile Global Esports Inc. (MOGO) last week announced that Rishi Jaitly has joined the company as a chief strategic advisor.
Jaitly has deep experience in the United States and Asia at the intersection of technology and media, the company stated. Most recently, he was co-founder and CEO of Times Bridge, a U.S. venture capital firm with an investment portfolio that includes Airbnb, Coursera, Headspace, Stack Overflow, Uber and others.
Prior to launching Times Bridge in 2016, Jaitly was Twitter’s vice president for Asia Pacific countries, the Middle East and North Africa, and the company’s first employee in mainland Asia. He led Twitter’s entry and establishment in India as founding managing director, and subsequently helped lead the company’s expansion into the Philippines, Indonesia and beyond.
Earlier in his career, Jaitly was the head of public affairs for Google and YouTube South Asia, a speechwriter and aide to Google CEO Eric Schmidt and a director of the Knight Foundation in Detroit and College Summit in Washington, D.C.
“India remains a beacon for the world,” said Jaitly. “My career, in both the U.S. and abroad, has long been about finding new ways for people to lean into places with new empathy and energy, and so I’m delighted to align with MOGO as an advisor and support its wide mission of unlocking the full esports potential of Indians in a competitive, university context. An India in which young people have more opportunities to lean into the widest range of their sporting identities is a better India, and a stronger world.”
“This is a major moment for our company,” said Mobile Global Esports CEO David Pross. “Rishi brings extraordinary skills, an unmatched reputation and singular experience to the MOGO team: his unique blend of corporate, financial and academic experiences, combined with proven success in bridging the U.S. and Indian markets, will enhance our growing company. We look forward to the support Rishi will provide our team as we build on our esports exclusivity with over 800 Indian universities.”