Mr. Probir Roy is co-founder & promoter- director – PayMate. Where he continues to lay the foundation of mobile payments and commerce ecosystem in the region.
As a young man working in international atomic energy agency in vienna he was offered his first assignment by Dr Raja Ramanna. He put his entrepreneurial skills to test in his first daunting assignment:- the task to automate the techno- commercial functioning of all 12 civilian nuclear power projects and stations in the country, which he did with success as head of the information systems division , nuclear power corporation..
His move to star tv was yet another challenge in applying technology in another field – the fast paced world of, media. Here too; he was instrumental in spearheading the company’s early foray into new media by laying the foundations for its various internet plays, interactive tv and dth operations, as vice president IT, and member, of its executive committee.
So when euro rscg interactive the world’s no.1 new media company was looking to start its India operations it picked probir as its very first ceo and also made him their chief technology of the parent co – euro rscg adv. India & middle east. As well as, member of its worldwide IT Board . In a short time he was able to make a mark and build the credentials of its india & middle east operations as a premier interactive media co.
These earned him the label of ‘new media guru ‘.
He co-founded Coruscant Tec (2003), and PayMate (2006). Both companies in the burgeoning & fast paced mobile value added services space. Both companies were awarded the prestigious RED HERRING TOP 100 Award for promising tech start up companies in 2006 & 2007 respectively. PayMate was also selected as one of the TOP 10 COOL COMPANIES by Business Today in 2007.
He also turned around Plexus Technologies, where he was bought in as Director and it was also soon acquired by ICICI Infotech in 2002. Coruscant Tec was acquired by Mukta Arts in 2009.
He continues to mentor young technology driven businesses, and is currently involved in Cos in predictive search, and e commerce space..