Ponappa Somayanda - Product School Instructor
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Ponappa Somayanda

Lead Product Manager, Zynga

Ponappa Somayanda is an experienced Product Manager with a proven track record in the gaming industry. His career has included stints at Electronic Arts, KMPG and Unilever in his homeland India. Upon securing an Associate Product Manager position at Zynga in Bengaluru, Ponappa was honored with an “Emerging Star Award”.

His career quickly accelerated, with multiple promotions and an internal transfer to the United Kingdom. Today, Ponappa is a Lead Product Manager at Zynga’s NaturalMotion studio in London. He is responsible for Natural Motion’s Action Strategy team, known for brands including Dawn of Titans and Star Wars Commander.

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