Ava Labs is accelerating its push in India with key strategic hires: Devika Mittal and Kamakshi Arjun, who will focus on the firm’s growth in the Indian market.
Before joining Ava Labs, Devika was “the Head of Token Listings for Okcoin (in the OKX umbrella), where she tripled the user and revenue footprint for the exchange.”
She is also a former Senior Global Corporate Strategy Manager “at Microsoft, where she helped steer some of Microsoft’s early investments into blockchain. Devika has a BA from Yale and a MBA from Wharton.”
Kamakshi is Polygon’s former Head of Partnerships for India. In that role, she onboarded various Web2 and Web3 companies. She also worked “as a Blockchain Consultant at Tech Mahindra, and has a BTech in Aerospace Engineering from UPES.”
“I am so excited to help Ava Labs expand its reach and impact in the region, and am confident that Ava Labs is well-positioned to meet the demands of India’s large and growing population of tech-savvy individuals and businesses. I look forward to working with the team to make India a leader in the global blockchain ecosystem.”
Devika and Kamakshi join at “a pivotal moment for blockchain in India. The country has become the world’s second largest crypto market, and is number one globally for blockchain adoption.”
Ava Labs conducted “an exhaustive search for each position, as India has become a critical country for the growth of Avalanche.”
Together, Devika and Kamakshi will focus on accelerating the adoption of Avalanche with a focus on institutional partnerships, developers, and community growth.
John Nahas, Vice President of Business Development, Ava Labs, said:
“Ava Labs is very pleased to announce the appointment of Devika to lead our India market growth initiatives, and Kamakshi to focus on business development efforts. Their extensive experience in the blockchain industry, and deep understanding of this market, will be essential as we work to expand our reach and impact in such an important region.”
In recent decades, India has emerged “on the global stage as an innovation hub.”
State governments like Telangana and Goa have also “initiated their own efforts to leverage the technology for real-world use cases, such as land records and marriage certificates.”
This week, Ava Labs is sponsoring the hackathon “at Unfold, one of India’s top blockchain events.”