Nazara Technologies’ chief executive officer (CEO), Manish Agarwal, has decided to leave his position immediately to embark on an entrepreneurial journey. He will remain active as a board member.
Nitish Mittersain, the founder of Nazara and the company’s joint managing director, has been promoted to CEO, the company announced in an exchange filing. Since Nazara’s inception in 2000, Nitish and Manish have worked closely.
“Manish and I have worked closely together over the last 7 years to build a strong foundation on which Nazara will continue to grow rapidly in the years to come. I wish him all the best in his future endeavours,” Nitish said.
For nearly eight years, Manish led the gaming company as CEO, guiding it to success in the Indian gaming market. Nazara became the first gaming firm in India to choose an IPO when it was publicly listed in 2021 (IPO).
Manish formerly held executive positions at prominent companies, including Reliance Entertainment, UTV, Microsoft, and Rediff.com.
The gaming company also disclosed Sudhir Kamath’s appointment as the organization’s new chief operating officer (COO), effective October 20. Sudhir has over 20 years of experience in operations, private equity investing, and strategic consulting. Before that, he developed and scaled the 9stacks gaming brand when working as CEO of Sparskills Technologies.