Samik Bhowal is an engineering executive with a deep passion for building high-functioning engineering organizations. He serves as Vice President of Engineering at Zonda, driving strategic, cross-company initiatives, including leading the development of the Zonda Enterprise Platform. Samik’s background spans across many industries, as he brings more than 15 years of technology leadership experience building world-class products and services. Samik recently served as the Vice President of Engineering at Cleo and was responsible for leading the company’s technology initiatives and product delivery. Prior to joining Cleo, Samik held engineering leadership positions at Snapchat and Amazon, where he led cross-functional teams in San Francisco and Seattle. Before joining Amazon, he spent a decade developing video games at companies such as Disney and Electronic Arts and still enjoys debating on topics such as gamification and experience design. Through the years, Samik has built and led high-velocity diverse International teams in a variety of industries, from health-tech to online retail to social media and video games.
Samik holds an MBA from Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley and a Masters in Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon University.