Vikrant Bhargava, an MBA from IIM Calcutta, is the Group Marketing Director of PartyGaming. Vikrant Bhargava's experience prior to joining the group included positions as a credit officer at the Bank of America, where he was responsible for managing credit exposure and revenue for a portfolio of corporate clients, and a business analyst in the business development division of British Gas. Bhargava has a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institutes of Management, Calcutta; he also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Technology in electrical engineering from IIT_Delhi, where he was a batchmate of Anurag Dikshit. Bhargava joined PartyGaming (formerly iGlobalMedia) as the CEO in early 2000. In July 2001, he managed the launch of PartyPoker as the CEO of PartyPoker. He remained so until Richard Segal was hired to steer the company to an IPO. Vikrant headed the marketing efforts for PartyGaming from its inception. In May 2006, Bhargava announced he would be leaving the company's board of directors at the end of 2006.