Housekeeping

Analytics and art

Continuing our little series of personnel announcements this week (the founding team and our first contributors), we’d like to introduce two more colleagues today.

An alumnus of Indian School of Business, Irshad Daftari has spent the last 10 years of his career managing strategy, analytics and marketing for some of the biggest media houses in India. In his previous assignment, Irshad headed digital, analytics and partnerships at Fox Star Studios, a Walt Disney company where he worked for two years. 

At The Morning Context, Irshad will be an adviser on growth and analytics, helping us make the platform a better experience for our subscribers. A former journalist, Irshad is a father of two, a football fan and whiskey connoisseur. He says Twitter (@daftari) is the best way to reach him. 

Swati Addanki is our designer and illustrator. A graduate from the Industrial Design Centre at IIT Bombay, Swati has been an animator for more than three years, working across multiple projects. Currently, she’s based in Mumbai and works with a collective where she helps animate original stories.

At The Morning Context, Swati will help visualize data for the readers to be able to understand our stories a little better, and also some rather lovely illustrations. 

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