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Zynga’s Poornima Seetharaman Awarded ‘Woman Leading Gaming’

By actively releasing new titles and announcing partnerships, Navani has truly become the Gaming Influencer of the Year

As the gaming sector in India picks momentum, the contribution of key leaders and gaming professionals takes centrestage in contributing to the sector’s growth. BW Businessworld celebrates these change agents in its initiative BW Gaming World People of the year Awards.

In the debut year of the platform, four business and creative leaders were honoured. ‘The Influencer Of The Year’ was bagged by Rajan Navani, Vice Chairman, Managing Director & Founder, JetSynthesys. The last category – ‘Gaming Person Of The Year’ was won by Nitish Mittersain, Founder & Joint Managing Director, Nazara Technologies.  WinZO’s founder & CEO Paavan Nanda received the ‘Disruptor Of The Year’ while Poornima Seetharaman, Director Design, Zynga won the award in the category – ‘Woman Leading Gaming’.

Seetharam, who has given more than 15 years to the industry, on receiving the award said, “Thank you so much for the esteemed award. I am super honoured to receive this. I feel all such recognition is a great validation of the efforts I have put into the industry. Also, I feel it is a great direction for all the women to know that they can be here in the gaming industry, which is a larger goal. That is something I am super passionate about. Gaming and diversity in gaming are extremely close to my heart. I feel like when we represent more, there is more relatability, so we have a more diverse audience who see someone like them out there. I am glad to be here and super excited to receive this award. Thank you!”

Her tremendous contribution to the industry makes Seetharaman The Woman Leading Gaming.

By actively releasing new titles and announcing partnerships, Navani has truly become the Gaming Influencer of the Year.

The winners were decided in an editorial-led process that evaluated over 150 profiles in consultation with several domain experts. The BW Gaming World People of the Year award is given to the person who has shown exceptional contribution towards the growth of the gaming industry in the year 2020.

On putting this initiative together, Dr. Annurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld said, “A couple of weeks back, we launched BW Gaming World with the biggest conference on the business of gaming in India. We believe gaming is becoming more mainstream. As it becomes more mainstream, it becomes bigger and bigger. Hence, we initiated at BW Businessworld – The BW Gaming People Of The Year Awards.”

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