mPokket, an instant loan app providing loans to college students and young working professionals, is planning to hire over 1,500 employees in 2022.
mPokket hired over 500 new employees across all functions between April 2021 and December 2021, leading to a total workforce of 1400+ employees.
Over 80 per cent of the new recruits would be for operations, with the remaining in corporate functions. It would be largely divided into Tech, Product, Data Analytics, HR, Finance, and Marketing.
mPokket will hire from premium Tier 2 colleges across the country for its Tech Rangers program. This particular program would admit 20 out of the total of 70 engineering hires. mPokket’s tech team comprises of PHP developers, Python developers, Quality engineers, and DevOps engineers amongst others.
“Hiring people who can lead and drive the organization forward has always been our top priority. The new hiring would bring in a tighter focus on mPokket’s principle of being customer oriented,” Sukhpreet Singh, Head HR, mPokket, said.
Headquartered in Kolkata, mPokket also has offices across prominent cities such as Bangalore and Hyderabad. Recent hires include Vikram Singh as product head, previously an Associate Director at Myntra, Maninder Singh Grewal was appointed to the newly-created position of Chief Data and Analytics Officer, and Sukhpreet Singh, as the new Head of Human Resources (previously Lenskart).
“At mPokket, we encourage a positive and people-oriented work culture at all levels. Our new hires can look forward to a collaborative and challenging work environment”, added Gaurav Jalan, Founder & CEO, mPokket and member, Fintech Association for Consumer Empowerment- FACE.
With users across 19,000 pincodes in the country, mPokket has clocked Rs 1200 crore in disbursals in the 2020-21 fiscal year. The app has seen over 10 million downloads till date.