Bango announces new additions to its global business development, product and delivery teams. Key hires support its customers’ growth objectives and deliver on the unique opportunities enabled by the success of the Bango Platform.

Kaushik Sthankiya – Senior Vice President Business Development
The Bango Platform powers mobile commerce for global partners including Amazon, Google and Microsoft. To support growth – particularly across Asia, Africa and the Americas – Kaushik Sthankiya joins Bango in October as Senior Vice President Business Development. Kaushik will lead the global team that works with partners as they expand payments coverage and increase marketing and acquisition activities worldwide, moving from a similar role at Docomo Digital. “The opportunity to combine my payment industry experience gained at Mastercard, Visa and Docomo Digital with the unique Bango technology that increases marketing success for merchants is compelling. I look forward to working with the team at Bango to really accelerate growth and profitability in the coming years.” said Kaushik.

Akitsugu Matsushima – Director Business Development APAC
Google Play developers are using the Bango Platform to increase sales and customer acquisition by activating the valuable data from mobile operators that partner with Bango. Akitsugu Matsushima joins the Bango team in Tokyo from a role managing app developer recruitment for the Huawei app store. Akitsugu has a global role, with a special focus on the Top 100 app developers in China, Korea and Japan who are seeking to expand their business globally.

David Shiyanbade – Head of Onboarding
Standard integration with the Bango Platform is generally a self-service process. With the increasing opportunities for data monetization, resale business models and alternative payment methods including digital wallets, Bango is now providing additional support to the largest merchants and mobile operators to enable them to integrate, join the Bango ecosystem and thrive more quickly. David Shiyanbade has been appointed into a new role as Head of Onboarding. He is focused on helping the largest partners move quickly onto the Bango Platform to meet their ambitious growth objectives using unique Bango technology, data and partnerships.

Guy Singh – VP Product Marketing
To accelerate adoption of Bango technology and partnerships in the market through standardized products, Guy Singh has joined Bango to lead product marketing. Joining Bango after product roles in Amazon and Vodafone Singh commented: “I am excited to join Bango as it expands its range of successful and fast growing mobile commerce products. I’m looking forward to driving more business for its global partners with the unique and valuable data Bango provides. I relish the opportunity to expand the footprint of Bango through strong product offerings”