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The GISKAA Team

Working in the background behind www.giskaa.com is a highly motivated and passionate team of professionals spread between Bangalore and Northeast India. 

Our Northeast head office and warehouse is located in Guwahati, Assam. Rasween Das, our Hub Manager and handling staff runs the entire operations including warehouse management, movement of goods to Guwahati from the 8 states and fulfillment of orders. Marketing, promotions and customer support happens through our main registered office in Bangalore.

 

The Bangalore Team

Meghanath Singh, CEOMeghanath Singh, Co-founder & CEO

Although Meghanath has been living outside of Manipur for the past 23 years, he has always had a continuous yearning to contribute something to his home state and the Northeast region. www.giskaa.com is an outcome of that yearning. He is the driving force behind the GISKAA team and is the torch bearer defining and shaping organizational strategies and team direction.

Meghanath comes with more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry. He excels in providing technology leadership, product development, growing key customer accounts and leading offshore delivery organizations. He has extensive project and consulting experience, spearheading and delivering technology solutions globally across US, Europe and Japan.

Prior to founding Catena Technologies, Meghanath worked with IMS Health, a global leader in healthcare data and technology solutions provider. He is originally from Manipur and is based in our Bangalore office.

Meghanath spends his personal time with his family and pet dogs. He loves playing the guitar and is also a guitarist in a Heavy Metal band.


Surchand Wahengbam, Cofounder & Director Surchand Wahengbam, Co-founder & Director - Sourcing & Logistics

Surchand is responsible for the most challenging part of our operations, which is ensuring that the sourcing and local logistics in the Northeast runs smoothly. Although coming from a hardcore IT background, he has successfully applied his industry experience towards streamlining processes and bringing in a certain level of predictability in a region with immense operational and logistical challenges. He is a committed and mature leader and is the driving force behind our entire NE operations.Surchand is a seasoned IT professional and brings 15 years of industry experience into the company. His key expertise areas include architecture assessments, mobile enterprise application platforms & frameworks, performance engineering and strategizing future IT roadmaps. In the recent past he played a lead role in client acquisition, engagement management and delivery for a Bangalore based Business Intelligence solutions provider startup.

Prior to this Surchand was employed with a leading American MNC IT consulting & solutions provider. Surchand is an avid cyclist and cycles every day through the week. He loves doing community work in his spare time and is also a founder member of a pioneering not-for-profit community web portal for Manipur, his native state. Surchand is based in our Bangalore office.


Ratheesh Elayat, Co-founder & Director Ratheesh Elayat, Co-founder & Director - Information Technology

Ratheesh is our IT guru and drives technology strategy and outsourcing activities. He is responsible for the implementation of the storefront and making sure www.giskaa.com is up and running 24 x 7. Ratheesh also leads various integration projects with 3rd party service providers such as payment gateways and logistics partners.

Ratheesh is a hardcore IT professional having spent more than 10 years in the industry. He excels in leading software development activities throughout the project lifecycle, driving key design decisions for technology selection, architecture and execution. Ratheesh has delivered technology solutions globally across the US, Europe and Japan. Prior to joining Catena Technologies, Ratheesh worked with IMS Health and Hewlett Packard

Ratheesh is originally from Kerala and is based in our Bangalore office.


Sunil S, Admin Assistant Sunil S, Admin Assistant

Sunil keeps the Bangalore office running as well as co-ordinate with our folks in the Northeast for expense reimbursements, payroll and accounting. He is our go-to person for everything starting from onboarding new employees to banking and co-ordinating tax registrations.

Sunil is a key contributor and an indispensable member of the GISKAA family

Sunil is originally from Bangalore and based in our Bangalore office. Prior to joining Catena Technologies, Sunil worked with IMS Health, a global leader in healthcare data and technology solutions provider.



Rinchen, Digital Marketing Specialist Rinchen Ongmo Bomjan, Sr Digital Marketing Executive

Rinchen is a young and highly motivated marketing professional. Rinchen’s key responsibility is to drive user traffic to giskaa.com through Social Media promotions and other Digital Marketing channels.

Prior to Catena technologies, Rinchen worked with IMS Health, a global leader in healthcare and technology solutions provider.

She loves experimenting in the kitchen, listening to music and is an avid reader. She is originally from Darjeeling and is based in our Bangalore office.



Suchitra, Customer Support ExecutiveAnkit Garg, Digital Marketing Executive

Ankit is a Digital Marketing Executive and he is a key member of Giskaa’s marketing team. He comes with a significant experience in formulating digital marketing strategies in various platforms. He is a young and hardworking professional who plays a critical role in driving customer base to our website.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication from Jaipur Engineering College And Research Center

He is an ardent fan of cricket and loves to keep himself up-to-date with the latest technology hacks. He is originally from Dholpur and based in our Bangalore office.



Suchitra, Customer Support ExecutiveKarthik Prabhakaran, Graphic Designer

Karthik makes all our product images come to life! He is our Photoshop guru. He is the guy behind all the product photos in the GISKAA catalogue, the banners and every little icon on the web store. Karthik also designs all our Social Media images including all Facebook cover photos and image posts. He's the man!

Karthik is originally from Tamil Nadu and is based in our Bangalore office. He loves photography and animation.



Suchitra, Customer Support ExecutiveNeethu Krishna, Content Specialist

Neethu has joined Giskaa team as a content specialist and she is in charge of creating content for the website. She is responsible for creating and modifying the product descriptions as per the vendor requirements and website standards. Before joining Giskaa, she worked as a Content Developer for Medicexchange, Inc and also as an Early childhood education volunteer in Minneapolis Public Schools- Minnesota, USA

Neethu is a passionate jewellery maker and a travel enthusiast. She is a dotting mom to her 4 year old daughter and loves to read stories with her during free time. She is originally from Kerala and based out of our Bangalore office


Suchitra, Customer Support ExecutivePrashant Chaturvedi, Content Executive

Prashant recently join us as a content executive. He is working with our Content Management Team. He is responsible for uploading and verifying catalogue information before the product goes live in our website.

Prashant is a dedicated and hardworking person. He loves to spend time with his family and friends. He enjoys listening to music. Prashant is originally from UP and based in our Bangalore office. Prior to joining Catena Technologies, Prashant worked with Web N Office Solutions.



Suchitra, Customer Support ExecutiveSindhur KS, Associate Product Manager

Sindhur is a highly enthusiastic and motivated young professional. She represents the spirit of the company. She works as an assistant product manager for Giskaa and her contributions are highly crucial in the day to day operations of the company. She is responsible for sourcing and vendor management. She is in charge of meeting prospective vendors and presenting our glorious company and make them look forward to listing their products in our website. 

During her free time, she loves to go on long trips and she is very fond of riding bikes and crazy about cars. Sindhur is originally from Karnataka and she is based out of our Bangalore office.



Suchitra, Customer Support ExecutiveNonalynka Nongrum, Operations Executive

Nonalynka began her journey with Giskaa 16 months ago and there’s been no looking back. She is the key person in fulfilment team, overlooking shipping orders and managing warehouse inventory in Bangalore. She also plays a crucial role in purchase management.

Armed with a bachelor’s degree in media technologies and masters in communication, Nonalynka is the trouble-shooter to look for. She loves music and likes to follow the latest trends in music. Nona loves to explore various cuisines and calls herself a big foodie. She is originally from Meghalaya and based in our Bangalore office.



Suchitra, Customer Support ExecutiveNandini.R.S, Associate Operations Executive

Nandini is the Associate Operations Executive at Giskaa and she is an integral part of the fulfillment team where she plays an important role in the packaging and handling of products in our Bangalore office. Before joining Giskaa she worked as a tele caller for a leading Infrastructure development firm. 

She hails from Chikballapur district in Karnataka and currently resides in Bangalore. She has great love for music and books. 



Suchitra, Customer Support ExecutiveSangeeta Salam, Business Analytics & Customer Support Manager

Sangeeta is a research and analytics professional with around 8 years of experience in Pharma Analytics. She is a wiz at analyzing data and transforming it into useful information. Sangeeta is a key contributor to the GISKAA team. Apart from driving customer data analytics and insights, she plays a vital role of streamlining our customer support process.

Prior to joining Catena Technologies, Sangeeta has worked with Indegene Lifesystems, a leading global provider of clinical, commercial, and marketing solutions to global life science and healthcare organizations.

She is originally from Manipur and is based in our Bangalore office. She has a passion for cooking.



Suchitra, Customer Support Executive Suchitra Moirangthem, Customer Support Executive

Suchitra works in our Customer Support team and is a key member of the GISKAA family. She is a young and motivated professional. Customer Delight is our most important performance indicator and Suchitra plays a key role in keeping customers engaged at all times.

Suchitra holds Bachelor degree in Business Management. She loves listening to music and likes meeting and interacting with people.

Suchitra is originally from Manipur and is based in our Bangalore office.



Suchitra, Customer Support ExecutivePreetham S, Customer Support Executive

Preetham is a key contributor to the Customer Support Team and he is responsible for handling customer calls and queries. Customer satisfaction is a key performance indicator and Preetham plays a great role in keeping customers engaged. He has Masters in Business Administration and originally hails from Mysore, Karnataka.

He likes to play football and badminton in his leisure time. He is based in our Bangalore office. 



Suchitra, Customer Support ExecutivePrabir Saikia, Customer Support Executive

Prabir is an integral part of the customer support team. He gives his best when it comes to resolving customer queries. He comes with significant customer support experience in various industry verticals like medical billing, telecom, gaming process and online food delivery services.

He originally hails from Assam and is based in our Bangalore office.He is an ardent music lover and he likes to play football during his free time.  



Naveed Ahmed, Customer Support ExecutiveNaveed Ahmed, Customer Support Executive

Naveed joined Giskaa as a customer support executive and plays a pivotal role in resolving customer queries and issues. He is an enthusiastic and vibrant young professional thriving with confidence and energy. He holds a diploma in Electronics and Communication and has prior work experience with Myntra.

He is a big time foodie  and loves experimenting in the kitchen during his free time. He loves playing football and enjoys swimming. He is originally from Bangalore and based in our Bangalore office. 



Suchitra, Customer Support ExecutiveSudheesh Suresh, IT Development Manager

Sudheesh is responsible for managing all the IT implementation activities on Giskaa web site (www.giskaa.com) and Mobile applications (iOS and Android apps) to provide the customers the best in quality user experience. He manages the core technical development work for the Web site and Mobile Applications.

Sudheesh is a seasonend IT professional with around 12 years of total IT industry experience in the Public Sector, Retail, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and various other domains. He excels in IT project management, operations management, onshore-offshore service delivery, outsourcing and consulting in software services.

Prior to this Sudheesh worked with IMS Health, PA Consulting group & Infosys. Sudheesh is a big time foodie, experimental chef with a big passion for cooking.He is originally from Kerala and is based in our Bangalore office.



Suchitra, Customer Support ExecutiveMayank Bhardwaj, Senior Web Developer

Mayank is a Senior Web Developer for Giskaa and keeps the website up and running. He ensures that the website is running without any technical glitches and is responsible for all things that you see (and cannot see) on Giskaa! He comes with an extensive experience in web development sphere and has served technology giants like Infosys and IMS healthcare prior to joining Giskaa. 

Mayank is from Tehri, Uttarakhand and currently based in our Bangalore office. He loves travelling and enjoys reading. He is also a movie fanatic and likes to watch all classic as well as latest flicks.



Suchitra, Customer Support ExecutiveKashinath Kalburgi, Database Developer

Kashinath, lovingly called as Kashi plays a pivotal role in the technology team of Giskaa. He has strong SQL knowledge and expertise in database management. He supports Giskaa’s backend operations and makes sure that the website runs without any hindrances.

Prior to joining Giskaa, he worked with IBX Tecnologies Pvt Ltd, Banglore. Kashi is basically from Bijapur, Karnataka and loves listening to music and finds travelling as a stress buster.


The Northeast Team 

Rasween Das, Hub Manager Rasween Das, Hub Manager (Guwahati)

Rasween is the heart of our Northeast logistics engine! Being the manager of the Guwahati office, she is overall responsible for warehouse management, co-ordinating shipments to/from Guwahati and fulfillment of orders. She is the key connecting point between the statewise Product Specialists and the Bangalore team. She remains in constant touch with the operations and customer support teams in Bangalore and is a key component in delivering excellent customer service. She personally supervises the packaging of every shipment after a thorough quality check is performed on each and every item that moves in/out of the warehouse.

Rasween comes with a professional experience of 6 years with a background in brand marketing. She has worked with clients such as Dabur Skin Care and Radico Khaitan in her previous experience of working in New Delhi.

Rasween is based in our Guwahati office.


Rasween Das, Hub Manager Bhalga Sarmah, Executive Hub Operations

Bhalga is a young and dynamic professional who works as an executive- Hub Operations. She helps in warehouse management, coordinating shipments to/from Guwahati and fulfillment of orders. She remains in constant touch with the operations and customer support teams in Bangalore and is a key component in delivering excellent customer service. 

Bhalga belongs to B.G.R. Township, Dhaligaon, Assam and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Her favourite pastime is reading novels.


Rasween Das, Hub Manager Dhripal Talukdar, Packaging & Handling

Dhripal belongs to Nalbari Assam and works in our Guwahati office in the package and handling section, which in one of the crucial operations of Giskaa.

He is a hardworking and an enthusiastic person who ensures that the products are being packed with utmost care and they are being sent for shipment on time. His contributions are noteworthy and he plays a key role in our Northeast warehouse operations.

He is a great follower of cricket and loves to play it during his free times.


Rasween Das, Hub Manager Pranjal Kalita/span>, Packaging & Handling

One of our primary objectives of Giskaa is to deliver the products to customers on time and Pranjal is another key contributor who makes that happen.

He is also the guy who delicately packs each item into every GISKAA package that ships out of our Guwahati warehouse. If you have recently received a fragile black pottery item safe and sound from GISKAA, Pranjal is the person to thank.He works from our Guwahati office and he is an integral part of our packaging and handling team. 

He is originally from Barsimulua, Nalbari, Assam. 


Rasween Das, Hub Manager Prasenjit Haloi, Packaging & Handling

Prasenjit is a key contributor to the Packaging and Handling team of our Guwahati office. 

He belongs to Athghoria, Nalbari Assam and has expertise in DTP.  

He plays a major role in ensuring that the products are packaged according to Giskaa standards and are safely sent for shipment. During his leisure times, he likes to play badminton. 


Ella Phom, Product Specialist (Nagaland) Ella Phom, Product Specialist (Nagaland)

Ella represents the beautiful and alluring hilly state of Nagaland. She is based in Kohima but shuttles back and forth between Kohima and Dimapur 2-3 times a week meeting artisans and product suppliers. Ella has singlehandedly managed to build up an impressive product catalogue for GISKAA ranging from spicy Naga pickles to exquisite fashion and traditional handicraft items. The pickles are one of our bestsellers today. If you liked any of our Naga pickles Ella is the person to thank!

Ella is a graduate in Sociology from Miranda College, New Delhi. She loves reading books in her spare time.

Ella is based in Kohima, Nagaland. She is an excellent contributor to our Made in Northeast campaign.


Gunindro Ngangom, Product Specialist Gunindro Ngangom, Product Specialist (Manipur)

Also fondly called Mocha by the team, Gunindro is instrumental for bringing in an amazing selection of products from Manipur and plays a crucial role in expanding our product catalogue. He is an excellent negotiator and is constantly on the move shuttling between remote villages in Manipur.

Gunindro has an innate talent in roping in suppliers and in organizing and conducting excellent photo shoots. The wide variety of traditional women's fashion line in the GISKAA catalogue and the beautiful product photographs are all to his credit. The original and exquisite handmade Rani Phi sarees as well as the beautifully embroidered silk Phige Phaneks that you see on giskaa.com, Gunindro is the man behind it. And almost forgot to add - we are able to proudly list the royal Black Pottery items originating from the remote village of Nungbi Khullen, at very competitive prices only because of his efforts.

Gunindro comes with a professional experience of around 6 years in IT having worked in Bangalore prior to moving back to Imphal.

Gunindro is based in Imphal, Manipur. He loves playing the guitar and also plays part-time in a rock band.


Smita Rai, Product Specialist (Sikkim) Smita Rai, Product Specialist (Sikkim)

Smita represents the stupendous Himalayan state of Sikkim. Although being a mother of a 11 year old son, Smita is never deterred to travel the taxing 100 km road journey back and forth between Namchi and Gangtok; tirelessly meeting artisans in the remote villages and government officials in Gangtok. She has roped in a variety of exciting products ranging from food items to soft toys and the famous handwoven woollen carpets from Sikkim.

Prior to joining us, Smita used to run her own restaurant in Namchi. She is a passionate team member and spends quality time with her son whenever she can. At other times Smita loves growing organic vegatables and has also worked as an anchor for local TV shows in Sikkim.

Smita is based in Namchi, Sikkim.


Tanmay Debbarma, Product Specialist (Tripura) Tanmay Debbarma, Product Specialist (Tripura)

Looks unassuming but one of our most efficient team members! Tanmay represents the hilly bamboo state of Tripura. Handcrafting bamboo is a tradition in Tripura and Tanmay has managed to tap some of the best suppliers of bamboo handicrafts opening up this bamboo state to the rest of India. He is instrumental in striking a unique partnership and endorsement contract with the Tripura Bamboo Mission. Credit for all the unique and ecofriendly bamboo products like laptop stands, trays and woven bamboo folders goes to Tanmay.

Tanmay comes with a bachelor's degree in law. He spends his personal time pursuing photography as a hobby and is based in Agartala, Tripura.


Mamung Landi, Product Specialist (Arunachal) Mamung Landi, Product Specialist (Arunachal)

One of our recent team members to join, we are banking on Mamung to open up Arunachal's rare traditional textiles and food to the rest of India. She tirelessly traverses the hilly terrain meeting artisans in remote inaccessible villages around Itanagar. Mamung is an avid fashion lover herself and is a key player in continuously expanding our unique Northeast fashion catalogue.

You will soon start seeing hundreds of new products from Arunachal on giskaa.com and all the credit goes to this enterprising young lady.

Mamung is a graduate in Textile Designing. She loves traveling and indulge herself in making crafts and collecting various articles. Mamung is based in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.


Sudhin, Associate Product Specialist (Manipur) Sudhin Maisnam, Associate Product Specialist (Manipur)

Sudhin is the senior most member in the team and brings in a huge amount of experience and maturity. He joined us in late May 2015 and has already made big inroads into the supply chain operations in Manipur. Sudhin has excellent negotiating and communication skills which plays a big role in roping in new logistics partners and product suppliers. Working side by side with Gunindro, the Manipur duo represents a formidable team!.

Sudhin is a big fan of rock music and seldom misses any of the big concerts in Imphal.

He is from Manipur and based in Imphal.


Issac, Product Specialist, MizoramIsaac Lallunghnema, Product Specialist, Mizoram

The food in Mizoram has a characteristic blend of Chinese and North Indian cuisines, and Isaac is here to provide us access to some of the best pickles and spices originating from Mizoram, not mentioning the variety of traditional ethnic handloom products and handicrafts abundant there.

Isaac is originally from Mizoram and based in Aizwal.


Carl Martins, Product Specialist, MeghalayaCarl Martins, Product Specialist, Meghalaya

One of our recent joinees, Carl is a vital team member responsible for building the product sourcing ecosystem in Meghalaya. Being a congregation point for people from almost all the other Northeastern states, Shillong has huge potential for good quality ethnic pickles and other food items. Carl has been entrusted with the big responsibility of onboarding the best products from this goldmine.

Carl is originally from Goa and based in Shillong.


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