Kishan PalijaManaging Director Geekay Group MEA
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 28 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 PalijaGeneral Manager
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 RaoHead of Distribution
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.
Sumit KapoorFinance Head
Sumit Kapoor joined the Geekay Group in 2016 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.
Shahzad ParkarOperations Manager
Shahzad Parkar joined Geekay Group in August 2015. He brings with him over 24 years of experience in the Video Game Industry. Currently handling MEA region Operations, during his gaming journey he has handled various roles from Sales, Product Management, Marketing to Operations has experienced all the roles and understands the business processes of total operation in this industry.
Jerry JacobBuying Head - Gaming Retail
Joined the Geekay Group in 2015. He brings with him over 6 years of experience in product management and sales in the video game industry, where he handled Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox, Razer and other gaming brands. A hardcore PC gamer and anime fan himself, he manages Buying and Vendor Relationships for the Retail division
Hitesh NathaniBuying Head - Gaming Merch
Hitesh Nathani is the Head of Buying at Geekay Group MEA since July 2018, he brings with him over 14 years of professional experience with diverse knowledge in Procurement, Inventory Control, Retail Sales, Branding, Marketing and Visual Merchandising. A pop culture aficionado himself, he is responsible for procuring the character merchandise including Action Figures, Statues, Toys, Collectibles, Comic Books, Gifting & Novelty products offered under the Geek Nation brand.
Fahad LiaqatIT Manager
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.
Shafiulla KhattalLogistics Manager
Joined the Geekay Group in 2018. He brings with him over 12 years of experience in managing Logistics Operations in ME region with sound knowledge of warehousing, distribution, Import/Export and custom policy & procedures. He oversees Logistics operations and ensures proper co-ordination between Purchase, Sales and Logistics to achieve operational efficiencies.
Abdul AwaesWebsite Manager
Joined the Geekay Group in 2010. He has over 10 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.