About Us

Giftiicon is a first of its kind personalised gifting app that brings people closer in today’s digital world and aims to provide an emotion-driven gifting and alternative messaging platform. Inspired by Gifitiicon’s business model in South Korea that has proven to be hugely successful with over 20 million users using its e-gifting facility and over 13 million transactions taking place every month, the app is all set to launch in India. It aims to establish a significant presence in the e-gifting culture among smartphone users in India.

Giftiicon helps bridge the gap between people and their loved ones. The app helps people express their feelings conveniently and thoughtfully to their loved ones.

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Our Mission


To bring people closer in today’s digital world by providing an emotion-driven gifting & alternative messaging platform.

Meet Our Founders

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Nakkyun Chong
Founder & Chairman of the Board

A visionary and a giant in the field of e-commerce, with almost 3 decades of experience in business development and management, Mr. Nakkyun Chong has set up businesses across the globe. 

 

He has set up 8 companies with an investment of U$ 1 billion and managed 10+ M&As with SK Telecom and Hyundai in Korea (also helped setting up Gifticon Korea and 11st.co.kr in Korea and n11.com in Turkey, which are valued at more than U$ 10 bn combined). Now, he is bringing his proven expertise on how to succeed in this instant social gifting & alternative messaging platform into India. 

 

An alumnus of some of the world's renowned universities such as Hanyang University, UCLA, California Polytechnic State University, SLO, and KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology), Mr. Chong has attained degrees in urban engineering, public administration, urban and environmental design, advanced technology & media management.

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Ji Hyun Chong
Co-Founder & CEO

A young entrepreneur with Industrial design background is now designing the business and leading the team of Giftiicon since 2020. She is a design thinker who connects design, marketing, and IT, oversees overall operations, and develops the team's culture and vision. She has worked for small to large organizations such as Slash Objects, Knoll, and NASA. Ji Hyun is a graduate of Pratt Institute, New York, and University of the Arts London - Central Saint Martins holding a BA Industrial Design & MA Design.

Meet Our Team

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Shailesh D. Makwana
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

A seasoned professional and finance enthusiast. With a career span of 12 years largely with the Big 4 Accounting and Audit Firms, he brings with himself a rich experience to lead Giftiicon's Finance and Accounts team. Fun-loving and a foodie, Shailesh is a qualified Chartered Accountant and also a Law graduate. He strongly believes in one simple mantra of life - "unclutter"

Puja Bhattacharjee

Head of Legal & Compliance

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Qualified Company Secretary and LLB graduate, with 6 years of extensive experience in Company Secretarial and legal profile in diverse industries including Infrastructure, Hospitality and FMCG etc. Have a flair in handling corporate secretarial, legal and corporate compliance related aspects and implementing corporate governance norms in organization.

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Has 7 years of experience in human resource department completed MBA specialised in HR & finance. During 2015 passed a rifle audit in HR & compliance, worked as HR officer for 5 years in textile industry.

Imran Pasha

HR Deputy Manager

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Nitish Kumar
Engineering Manager

Has 4+ years of professional experience in software / IT industry. Has worked with start-up as well as MNC. Completed B.Tech in Computer Science from National Institute of Technology (NIT, Calicut)

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Pankaj Kumar Pathak

Data Scientist

Has 4+ years of experience in the IT industry. He has working knowledge in various domains including AI, Web and Mobile technologies. Completed Masters degree in Computer Science from TMU, Moradabad

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Sushant Gautam

Full Stack Developer

MERN Stack developer, having 3+ years of experience. Completed B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Jodhpur). Has a growth mindset, always looking to learn something new.

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Upendra Singh

Backend Developer

He is trying to make more possible while learning how to do that. Pursued a CS degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Jodhpur). Intrigued and curious about things that make our lives even a little bit simpler. Messi fan, football fanatic, nature lurker, and humble.

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Sameer Shekhar

Frontend Developer

Having 2 years of work experience with Startups. Completed B-tech in Computer science of Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT, Calicut). Always open to learning new things.

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Vitasta Pandita

UX Designer

Every brand has stories to tell that will not only engage, inform, surprise, delight and impact their audience, but that will also deliver on measurable business goals, and she is the conduit between brand and consumer. Pass out of J.J College of arts Mumbai, helping brands find the subject and medium that best fits their unique identity, to delivering-quality visuals that meets their objectives.

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Kenneth Alphonso

Business Development Manager

A former Jet Airways cabin crew who moved to the world of E-commerce. He graduated from IHM and has 7 years of experience in various industry verticals like retail, hospitality, aviation, and now e-commerce. His key strengths are customer relations, business strategy, and networking. 

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Markijuh L Rymbai

Marketing Analyst

An MBA graduate from Indian Institute of Management (IIM, Kashipur) who is enthusiastic, motivated and passionate about marketing. A good learner and positive personality with a go getter attitude.

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Manjunath S T

Category Executive

Having 4 years of experience as a category executive in FMCG e-commerce. Completed BCA from Sri Venkateshwara Educational Institution Bangalore.

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Vikrant Tewthia

Frontend Developer

An engineering graduate from Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology (NSIT), Delhi having almost a year of experience developing quality web and mobile applications. Passionate about learning new technologies and an ardent sports fan. 

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Sweta Kumari

QA Engineer

Having 3+ years of work experience. Completed B.E in Computer science of Engineering from Corporate Institute of Science & Technology, Bhopal. Interested in analyzing and testing applications for their complexity.