Bala Unnikrishnan

Mobile Payments Leader

Bala is a Sales & Business Development professional with more than 22 years of experience in building alliances for launching products in emerging technology sectors including eCommerce, mCommerce & digital payments. After being part of the corporate world as an employee for more than 2 decades, I have moved on to be an “entrepreneur” and switched ON my own venture - GTM Support Solutions Pvt. Ltd on Aug 15th 2012. I have had the opportunity to play a stellar role in launching the 1st B2C eCommerce, mCommerce & Prepaid mobile wallet programs in India. GTM Support Solutions would offer services which include - Business Consultancy in the areas of Internet, eCommerce, Mobile Applications & Digital Payments. - Registration & Certification services involving compliance audit, testing and offering end-to-end approval services primarily for telco interfaces and wireless products - Few more exciting business opportunities in the pipeline My last corporate position was with Nokia India, as Director - Business Development & Alliances for Nokia Mobile Payment Services India Pvt Ltd ( NMPSIPL ) since January 2011. We successfully built all the required alignments with ecosystem partners like the RBI, banks, technology providers, distribution partners, service aggregators and corporates, enabling NokiaMoney to be the most successful Mobile Payments company till date in India with more than 1 million customers. Prior to joining NMPSIPL, I was with Obopay Mobile Technologies India as a member of its startup team in India in April 2007. Was responsible building the ecosystem for launching the first Prepaid Mobile Payment service in India. I have served OnMobile Global Ltd as part of the startup team responsible for setting up the first mcommerce platform and enabling mobile payments, leveraging SMS/IVR and WAP as the access channels and credit card as the mode of payment back in 2006. Launched the 1st B2C mobile commerce platform in India, enabling m