Palringo sets up office in the Middle East, Dubai

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Palringo, the award winning mobile group messaging application has opened its first office in the Middle East in Dubai. Palringo's first hire for the region is Jigar Budhdev who will look after Sales & Marketing. In addition, Mr. Najam Kidwai has come onboard as Palringo's 'Advisor for the Middle East', bringing in his valuable experience as an entrepreneur, CEO and VC investor in Internet, digital media, technology, and entertainment sectors.

Palringo, the UK based award winning instant messaging application designed specifically for use on mobile phones with over 22 Million downloads has opened up its first international office in Dubai. It’s first hire for the region is Jigar Budhdev who will look after Sales & Marketing. Jigar is a mobile industry veteran with over 12 years experience and was most recently the GM for Nimbuzz in the Middle East.

In addition Palringo is delighted to announce Najam Kidwai has joined as their ‘Advisor for the Middle East’. Mr. Kidwai brings years of valuable experience as an entrepreneur, CEO and VC investor in Internet, digital media, technology, and entertainment sectors.

Mr. Kidwai’s extensive entrepreneurial and investment experience as well as his wide network of relationships in Silicon Valley, Europe and MENA will make an invaluable contribution to Palringo, says Tim Rea, CEO. In particular, we are excited about his unique track record of building successful mobile companies in developing countries, not just in developed ones.
Palringo has millions of users worldwide with a growing number of them based in GCC countries says Tim Rea, we are excited about working closely with telcos, ad networks and our partners in region to expand further.

As part of its strategy of being close to its users and partners, Tim Rea, the CEO is scheduled to speak at ArabNet in Beirut on 24th and 25th March and is available for interviews.

About Palringo

Founded in 2006, Palringo has built a new type of mobile communication solution focused on group communications within user-created communities. With over 20 million downloads, and 100’s of 1000’s of communities, the rapidly growing audience of Palringo users are actively engaged in discussing everything from game strategies to current events, to where to meet for a night out. Palringo has demonstrated the value of enabling people to come together and communicate in real time using a unique mix of text, voice and pictures.

Designed for use on mobile phones, Palringo is available for the iPhone and Android mobile platforms, plus on Windows-based PCs and for Mac OS. The application works globally, independent of service providers and can be downloaded at http://www.palringo.com/ or direct via mobile.

Palringo is based in Newcastle, UK and in Dubai, UAE. Learn more about Palringo at http://www.palringo.com/.

Tim Rea can be contacted on tim(at)palringo(dot)com

Jigar Budhdev can be contacted on jigar(at)palringo(dot)com

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