Kishan Palija - the enterprising Managing Director and owner of Geekay Group started his career at a young age of 18. His success story began in the gaming industry with his hugely successful chain of retail stores, Geekay Games. For over three decades, Geekay Games has been considered as the shining light of the gaming industry in the region with 18 retail stores in Middle East and more in the offing. With his latest venture – Geek Nation, Kishan Palija has now taken huge strides cementing his presence in the entertainment industry within the region. Geek Nation is one of the leading destinations for comic, movie and video game lovers in Middle East.
Previously, Kishan has worked in sales and management roles within the group, gaining first-hand experience dealing with the nitty-gritties of the organization. Today he is primarily responsible for the strategic development and acquisition planning of Geekay Group while ensuring constant improvements in the customer and supplier propositions in retail and distribution. Kishan Palija has a vision to make Geekay Group the pioneer of Entertainment Industry and set the highest standards of excellence paving the way for others to follow.
Nimit Deepak Palija is the General Manager at Geekay Group MEA. Prior to this position he has worked extensively within the Sales and Marketing divisions. An avid gamer and gadget enthusiast, he is responsible for the group’s business development and sales. He also heads the marketing team and is responsible for overseeing GKD’s initiatives. The creative team designs advertisements and communications, which ensure that the MEA channel is kept informed about the groups marketing campaigns via relevant magazines, gaming websites, social media and the regional press.
Timir Rao joined GKD in March 2014. He brings with him over 5 years of experience in product management and sales in the video game industry in India, where he handled publishers like Electronic Arts (EA), Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), Capcom, Tecmo Koei, Deep Silver and 505 Games. A hardcore gamer himself, he manages Supplier, Brand & Publisher relationships.
Mirza Baig joined the GKD at the beginning of 2012. He brings with him more than 6 years of experience in the Video Games segment in the region. He is responsible for managing Key Accounts, Independent Re-sellers, establish new partnerships and enhance GKD’s market penetration in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Shiva Kumar joined GKD in 2010. He brings with him more than 8 years of supply chain management experience in the M.E region. He is well experienced in both Wholesale and Retail operations in the IT and Video Game segments. His current responsibilities are to manage Key Accounts, Independent Re-sellers, forge new partnerships and enhance GKD’s market penetration in the channel MEA.
Sudheer T.G. joined the Geekay Group in 2009 after spending 13 years in various managerial roles in large organizations in the ME region. He oversees the finance function for the Group and its subsidiaries. He manages an experienced finance team with statutory accounting disciplines in place.
Farrukh Khan joined the Geekay Group in 2011. He oversees Operations and Logistics. He brings with him over six years of experience in Management and Administration. He ensures proper co-ordination between Purchase, Sales and Logistics to achieve operational efficiencies.
Fahad Liaqat joined the Geekay Group as IT Manager at the beginning of 2009. Fahad brings with him over 6 years of experience in IT implementation and administration. He will be keeping GKD up to speed with the ever-evolving technologies within the IT industry. He needs to build on existing technologies to strengthen GKD’s position as a leader in its sector.
Abdul Awaes joined the Geekay Group in 2010. He has over 7 years experience as Web Administrator / Graphic Designer in Retail, Manufacturing & Advertising Industries. His current responsibilities include management of the Geekay Group Websites and Graphic Design.